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 Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Upsort descending
Texas Lorenzo Antonio Almanza, Jr. Reyna Almanza M 2009-05 Progreso school board In person Impersonation Multiple voting 2 1 Lorenzo Antonio Almanza, Jr. pleaded* guilty to voter impersonation and voting twice in the 2009 Progreso school board election, once in his own name, and again hours later by impersonating his incarcerated brother, Orlando Almanza, to vote a second time. His mother, Reyna Almanza, was also convicted for enabling his fraud by vouching for him. Almanza was sentenced to 5 years' probation for illegal voting *Plea deal: 2 years in state prison (probated?), 5 years probation, $313 court costs https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/06/a-comprehensive-inve... http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/voter-fraud-real-rare/story?id=17213376 Hidalgo/Brooks: 10-03-10343-CR
Texas Fermina Castillo F 2010-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Fermina Castillo pleaded* guilty to one count of illegally voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in the 2010 general election. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication/community supervision, $100 fine Hidalgo: CR-1912-12-I
Texas Angel Trujillo 2010 Municipal, School Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Angel Trujillo pleaded* guilty to one count of illegal voting by an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in 2010 municipal and school elections. A second count of illegal voting was dismissed. *Plea deal: 3 years community supervision, $750 fine Hidalgo: CR-1914-12-E
Texas Paulito Nilo 2008 Municipal Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Paulito Nilo pleaded* guilty toone count of illegal voting for voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in the 2008 municipal election. Nile was also alleged to have unlawfully accepted and rejected voters. *Plea deal: 1 day in jail, 5 years in prison probated to 5 years community supervision, $500 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Hidalgo: CR-2622-09-F
Missouri John Moretina Clara Moretina M 2010-03 Democrat Primary - 2010 D Registration Fraud - ineligible district 2 1 John and Clara Moretina, aunt and uncle of Democrat State Rep. J.J. Rizzo, pleaded* guilty to voter fraud - one count each of state misdemeanor charges of Committing Class Three Election Offenses - in Jackson County. According to County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, they willfully provided to Kansas City Board of Election officials false information as to their addresses and residences in order to vote. The Moretinas admitted they attempted to cast an improper ballot in the Aug. 3, 2010, Missouri House primary in the 40th district. Rizzo won the primary by one vote. Kansas City Police Department detectives began to investigate voter fraud allegations after John C. Moretina pleaded* guilty in U.S. District Court to voter fraud by registering to vote on or about July 9, 2010, using a false address. Moretina, who actually resided in Gladstone in Clay County, voted in the 40th District primary in Jackson County on Aug. 3, 2010, using the false address. The Moretinas told an FBI Special Agent in May 2012 that they registered to vote in the 40th District primary because their nephew was a candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives in the 40th District. In addition to a fine, both will forfeit their voting rights. *Plea deal/state: $250 fine plus forfeiture of voting rights, for 1 misdemeanor charge of Committing Class Three Election Offense. *Plea deal/federal: ?? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article322182/M... http://www.kshb.com/news/political/relatives-of-mo-lawmaker-plead-guilty-to-vote... http://www.kmov.com/story/28477998/uncle-of-missouri-lawmaker-admits-to-voter-fr... http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article319076/BREAKING-Guilty-plea-in-Missouri-voter-fraud-case-UPDATED.html
Texas Cynthia Lopez F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail 3 3 Cynthia Lopez pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with three counts of illegally returning marked ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (suspended), 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Jim Wells/Live Oak: 20066
Texas Norma Lopez F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail 8 8 Norma Lopez pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with eight counts of illegally returning marked ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (suspended), 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Jim Wells/Live Oak: 20067
Texas Zaida Cantu Bueno F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail 4 4 Zaida Cantua Bueno pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with four counts of illegally returning marked ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (suspended), 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Jim Wells/Live Oak: 20068
Kansas Michael L. Hannum M 2012-11 General 2016-01 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 4 1 Michael L. Hannum pleaded* guilty to one misdemeanor count of advance voting unlawful acts and two misdemeanor counts of voting without being qualified after admitting to double voting in the November 2012 general election in Nebraska where he resided and also in Kansas. A felony count was dropped. *Plea deal: $5500 fine http://www.wibwnewsnow.com/98900-2/ http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2016/01/25/johnson-county-man-among-thre... http://cjonline.com/news/2016-01-25/kris-kobach-files-new-round-voter-fraud-case... http://ksnt.com/2016/04/28/man-ordered-to-pay-5500-for-voting-violations/ Johnson County Kansas District Court: Case No.16CR00176. Search by name or case number at jococourts.org.
North Carolina Linda Lyons F 2011-11 Morrisville municipal Multiple voting (attempted) 1 0 Former Morrisville Councilwoman Linda Lyons pleaded* guilty to a voter fraud-related charge. The Wake County District Attorney’s office charged Lyons, 57, with trying to vote twice during the 2011 election. Lyons was issued a $50 fine and sentenced to 45 days in jail, but the jail sentence was suspended for 12 months of unsupervised probation. Lyons also paid $180 in court fees. Lyons, who had served 12 years on the Morrisville Town Council, was running for re-election last year when she faced allegations that she violated state election laws by mishandling absentee ballots, improperly witnessing absentee ballots and trying to vote twice. The Wake County Board of Elections turned over the case to the district attorney’s office, which turned the matter over to the State Bureau of Investigations. After a 10-month SBI probe, the district attorney’s office decided to only pursue charges related to Lyons’ attempt to vote twice, said Assistant District Attorney Steven Saad. According to election officials, Lyons filed an early-voting ballot and then attempted to vote again two weeks later at her precinct. At the time Lyons, said she forgot she had already voted. Lyons went to the poll on Election Day, but officials said her absentee ballot was already counted. Unofficial elections results Tuesday night show that Lyons trailed challenger Mike Schlink by three votes. Lyons, who served District 1, was already under investigation by the elections board in connection with the handling of at least five absentee ballots for voters in her district, board Director Cherie Poucher said Monday. Five absentee ballots had to be thrown out after voters told elections officials that Lyons was the signed witness on their ballots and that she took possession of the ballots after voters filled them out, Poucher said. It is a felony to even touch a ballot belonging to anyone but a close relative. *Plea deal: 45 days in jail (suspended for 12 months of unsupervised probation), $50 fine plus $180 in court fees, for 1 count of attempting to vote twice. http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10352853/ http://www.carynews.com/2012/11/24/67179/former-morrisville-councilwoman.html Link to guilty plea is broken, no other links found.

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