True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Phillip Slone M 1998-05 Primary D 2003-03 Vote buying 7 Phillip Sloan was charged with offering to pay seven voters fifty dollars for voting in the May 26, 1998 primary election. He entered a guilty plea to one count of vote buying in exchange for other charges being dropped. 10 months in prison http://www.bigsandynews.com/Articles-i-2003-06-20-43107.111215-Floyd-man-is-acqu... http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-6th-circuit/1027029.html
Indiana Charlie White M 2010-05 Primary R 2011-03 Registration fraud 6 1 Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was convicted of six felonies, including three counts of voter fraud, two counts of perjury and one count of theft for registering to vote and running for office at an address where he didn't reside. 1 year of electronic home monitoring (appealed - 3 of 6 convictions vacated) http://www.cbsnews.com/news/indiana-sec-of-state-convicted-of-voter-fraud/ http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/12291402nhv.pdf http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/29/appeals-court-throws-conv... http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/12291402nhv.pdf
West Virginia Dallas Toler M 2012-04 Primary 2013-10 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 0 Dallas Toler was charged in federal court with one count of voter registration fraud for falsifing a voter application for the 2012 primary election while serving as Mingo County Chief Magistrate. Toler submitted an application for someone who he knew was on probation for a felony and not eligible to register or vote. http://www.tristateupdate.com/story/23649063/mingo-co-chief-magistrate-accused-o... http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wowk/dallasinformation.pdf
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-...
Oklahoma Darryl Cates M D 2010-07 Absentee/Mail 5 Darryl Cates was accused of falsely notarizing absentee ballots. He reportedly received hundreds of absentee ballot applications from the Adair County Election Board for his unofficial voter drive and took them to people who requested them. Cates then reportedly helped them mail the ballots. Charged with 5 counts of False Notarization of Absentee Ballot. Cates pleaded guilty to 3 counts and 2 counts were dismissed. Deferred sentence of 3 years http://watchdog.org/975/ok-feds-helping-in-local-investigation-into-cates-vote-f... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366870-oklahoma-response.html
Indiana Mario Del Valle M 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Mario Del Valle pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in a precinct other than his own in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 30 hours community service http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_89a08182-5249-5367-9a0d-8d152a4c689b....
Texas Michael Scotch Tamara Scotch M 2013-05 Municipal 2015-04 Ineligible district voting 4 Michael Scotch and his wife, Tamara Scotch, were each charged with four counts of fraud as a result of claiming an address where they did not reside in order to vote in a municipal election. http://www.bccourier.com/Archives/News_detail.php?contentId=20099 http://www.edwardscountysheriff.org/press_view.php?id=7
Oklahoma Ronald Joel Henry Brenda Henry M 2016-04 Municipal 2016-08 Absentee/mail 1 9 Ronald Henry and his wife Brenda were arrested and charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one felony count of falsifying an absentee ballot application in the April 2016 Luther town council election. At least nine absentee ballots were fraudulently filled out, including multiple false or duplicate addresses and illegal notarizations without voters present. One voter who was listed as voting absentee confirmed that he did not fill out a ballot or vote in the election.
Ohio Ronald E. Scales M 2007-08 Petition Fraud 9 Ronald E. Scales was charged with violations of statute 3599.14(A)(5), which pertains to circulating fraudulent petitions, and 3599.36, which pertains to lying in relation to an election. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed. 3 years of probation and $50 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396681-ohio-hardin-county-ronald-scales-c...
Virginia Alvin Harper M 2010-10 Ineligible Voting 1 Alvin Harper was charged with wrongfully voting.(Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html

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