True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Joel Speyer Heather Halstead Marc Gustafson Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Joel Speyer was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Ohio Marc Gustafson Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Marc Gustafson was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Michigan Armani Asad (Hamtramck city council candidate) Salim Ahmed, Mohammed Russell M 2013-08 Hamtramck municipal primary 2013-09 Absentee/Mail 14 14 Armani Asad, Salim Ahmed, and Mohammed Russell were charged with a total of 41 counts of felony voter fraud for illegally possessing and returning 48 absentee ballots during Hamtramck's August 2013 primary election. It is a felony to possess or return absentee ballots unless you are the person voting, the voter's family member, a mail carrier, or an authorized official. Asad was charged with 14 counts, each of which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison. http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/6461/hamtramck_city_council_candidate_ch... http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/09/three_charged_with_election_... http://www.thehamtramckreview.com/three-face-felonies-for-ballot-delivery/
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Dara Welty (deceased 1998) Multiple Impersonation 0 14 Someone used the identity of Dara Welty to vote in San Diego County elections 14 times since her death in 1998. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/dead-voters-san-diego-count...
Texas Oralia Frausto Jose Rene Gomez Oscar Rios Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) F 2006-03 Democratic primary D 2006-06 Registration fraud - fake Absentee/Mail 15 15 Oralia Frausto was charged with 15 counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possessing other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006). Jose Rene Gomez, Oscar Rios,and Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) - Starr and Hidalgo county political operatives - were also indicted for voter fraud in a large-scale effort to submit mail-in ballots for imaginary people in 2006’s March Democratic primary election. The four were indicted by a grand jury in Brooks County on charges related to the scheme, which involved registering fake voters to vacant lots in Starr County and having mail-in ballots sent to several Hidalgo County addresses. Fausto entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 1 year http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FiveIndicted_StarrCountyTexas.pdf Starr/Brooks: 07-05-09738 CR
Indiana Max Judson, Jr. M 2014 Democratic primary D 2015-09 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 4 15 Max Judson, a Sullivan County Council member, was indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of voter fraud and witness tampering in connection with the May 2014 Democratic primary election. Judson was charged with soliciting a voter to complete an absentee ballot application, knowing that the voter was ineligible to register to vote because the voter lived in another county; marking an absentee ballot so that another person voted for someone different than intended; receiving and delivering absentee ballots to voters when he was not authorized to do so; and hindering a voter from truthfully talking to an investigator about the allegations. Judson admitted to being present while at least 15 people filled out their absentee ballots and that on nearly all of these occasions, he told voters how they should vote or which bubbles to fill in on their ballots. Judson admitted that he knew his conduct was wrong, and that as a candidate he should not have been involved in the voting process. Judson defeated his primary opponent by just18 votes and was later elected to office in the general election. http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/indiana-democrat-faces-federal-vo... http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/fed-grand-jury-indicts-sullivan-councilm... http://www.gcdailyworld.com/story/2235456.html
Texas Guadalupe "Lupe" Rivera Sr. Lupe Rivera Jr. Graciela Sanchez M 2013-11 Weslaco municipal D 2015-10 Absentee/mail Ineligible district voting Illegal assistance 16 16 Weslaco City Commissioner Guadalupe "Lupe" Rivera was charged with 16 counts of misdemeanor voter fraud related to the November 2013 race for City Commission District 5. Rivera pleaded* guilty to one count of unlawful assistance to a voter, a Class A misdemeanor. In exchange for the plea, the other 15 charges were dropped: six counts of method of returning marked ballot (fewer than 10 ballots), a Class B misdemeanor; six counts of carrier envelope action by person other than voter, a Class B misdemeanor; and three counts of assisting voter violation, a Class A misdemeanor. Rivera was re-elected in 2013 by just 16 votes over challenger Leticia "Letty" Lopez, who contested the election alleging voter fraud. Questionable voter registrations - including 23 people who listed the same single-family on registration forms - and allegations about mail-in ballots emerged at trial. A judge ordered a new election, which Lopez won in 2015. Also charged were Rivera’s son, Lupe Rivera Jr., and Graciela Sanchez. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $500 fine http://m.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/ag-files-charges-against-rivera/article_3c54d4... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/after-voter-fraud-allegations-weslaco-commis... http://www.kurv.com/one-time-longtime-weslaco-city-commissioner-avoids-jails-in-...
Virginia 17 Fairfax County voters 2012-11 General 2014-08 Multiple voting 17 17 individuals who appear to have voted in both Fairfax County and various localities in Maryland during the 2012 General Election, and in some cases, multiple federal elections over the last decade, were referred to the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney, the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia and the federal Department of Justice for investigation of possible voter fraud. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/2014/voter-fraud-investigation.htm
Illinois Kyle R. Johnson Kevin Wiggins William Brown Trevon L. Tompkin M 2009-04 Cahokia Village municipal 2009-09 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 18 18 Cahokia Village Trustee Kyle Johnson pleaded* guilty to 18 counts of mail ballot fraud in the 2009 Cahokia Village election. Kevin Wiggins, William Brown and Cahokia Village Trustee Trevon Tompkin also pleaded guilty in the scheme to file falsified applications for absentee ballots then illegally vote them. Charges included perjury, marking the absentee ballots of other people, soliciting others to apply for absentee ballots, falsifying applications for absentee ballots, unlawfully observing voting and mutilating election materials. *Plea deal: 5 years probation, 14 days in county jail, 200 hours community service, barred from running for public office while on probation http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/two-plead-guilty-of-vote-fra... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/cahokia-village-trustees-sentenced-for-... http://archive.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=222456
New York Shirley Anne Conners aka Shirley Anne Faragalli F Multiple 2016-10 Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - non-citizen 1 20 Shirley Anne Conners, aka Shirley Anne Faragalli, a Canadian citizen living illegally in Cheektowaga, New York, was arrested in October 2016 for making a false claim to U.S. citizenship to vote after voting in more than 20 elections. Conners, who has been illegally in the United States since the early 1970s, voted in more than 20 federal, state and local elections since 1995, the last being the presidential primary in New York in April 2016. Conners faces a federal prison term of up to five years if convicted. She was released to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Services; the case was the result of an investigation by ICE. https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdny/pr/cheektowaga-woman-arrested-charged-voter-fr... http://wivb.com/2016/10/06/canadian-woman-living-in-us-for-decades-accused-of-vo...

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