True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Tony Gumm Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes William Proffitt Corey Page Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Tony Gumm pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Martha Hughes, William Proffitt, Corey Page, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 8 months home detention, $4000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/tompkinsville-man-sentenced-i... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...
Kentucky William Proffitt Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes Tony Gumm Corey Page Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying William Proffitt pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Tony Gumm, Martha Hughes, Corey Page, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, $1000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/tompkinsville-man-sentenced-i... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...
Kentucky John L. Turner (former sheriff) Arch Turner M 2010 Primary Vote buying Former Breathitt County sheriff John L. Turner pleaded guilty in a vote-buying scheme. He admitted he distributed money to be used in buying votes in the May 2010 primary. Former county schools Superintendent Arch Turner provided the money and directed him to pass it on to a vote-buyer involved in the conspiracy Plea Deal: 2 years probation http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44364261.html https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2012/former-breathitt-county-sheri... http://buzznewskentucky.blogspot.com/2012/10/former-sheriff-gets-probation.html
Kentucky Michael Salyers M 2010 Breathitt County magistrate Vote buying 10 "When it comes to vote buying, it’s an everyday thing. ... It’s pretty much like jaywalking," admited former Breathitt County magistrate candidate Michael Salyers, who is serving time in jail for buying votes in his 2010 race. Salyers was given $500 and ended up buying about 10 votes. He would meet people seeking to sell their votes in the back room of a local store. "They would go into the machine and cast their vote...They were supposed to vote for me. They would come back to me and I would pay them for going to vote. Salyers says vote buying has been so blatant that, "you used to be able to go behind the voting machine with voters, to make sure that if you bought their vote, that they would vote the way you wanted to." 60 days in jail, 6 months home detention and 120 hours of community service. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2012/former-candidate-for-breathit...
Texas Sonia Leticia Solis F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D Absentee/mail Impersonation Multiple voting 5 5 Sonia Leticia Solis pleaded* guilty in federal court to committing voter fraud during the 2012 Democratic Party primary runoff in Brownsville. Solis admitted voting five times under five different names, obtaining multiple mail-in ballots by forging applications on behalf of individuals she claimed were disabled. Solis pleaded guilty to voting in the names of Samuel Pedraza, Francisco Pedraza, Cynthia Pedraza, Dannie Vargas and Issic Guerra on July 31, 2012. Solis was sentenced to six months home confinement and five years of probation. *Plea deal: 6 months home confinement, 5 years probation http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_c3d5c2b6-ba16-11e3-bdfe-0017... https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2013/woman-arrested-for-voting-mul... http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_e3fb944a-09ad-11e3-ae86-0019...
Texas Belinda Solis Veronica Saldivar F 2012-05 Democratic primary General Donna ISD D 2014-08 Vote buying (federal) 1 5 Belinda Solis and Veronica Saldivar pleaded* guilty in federal court to buying votes during the May 2012 Democratic primary and the 2012 general election. A campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner bought cocaine and gave it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters. Solis pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying after she admitted to buying five votes with cash and cocaine. Both women were part of a large year and a half long FBI investigation into election corruption in Hidalgo County that began in January 2013. The women were paid campaign workers, also known as politiqueras, who targeted low income areas and elderly individuals enticing them to vote for a particular candidate. *Plea deal: https://www.scribd.com/doc/238315273/Politiquera-Donna https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2014/two-campaign-workers-admit-to... http://www.breitbart.com/Texas/2014/09/1/Court-Records-Accuse-Democrats-Of-Using...
Texas Veronica Saldivar Belinda Solis F 2012-05 Democratic primary General Donna ISD D 2014-08 Vote buying (federal) 1 29 Veronica Saldivar and Belinda Solis pleaded* guilty in federal court to buying votes during the May 2012 Democratic primary and the 2012 general election. A campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner bought cocaine and gave it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters. Saldivar pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying after she admitted to buying 17 to 29 votes with cash, cocaine, beer, and cigarettes. Both women were part of a large year and a half long FBI investigation into election corruption in Hidalgo County that began in January 2013. The women were paid campaign workers, also known as politiqueras, who targeted low income areas and elderly individuals enticing them to vote for a particular candidate. Saldivar was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release. *Plea deal: 8 months in prison plus 2 years of supervised release https://www.scribd.com/doc/238315278/Politi-Quera https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2014/two-campaign-workers-admit-to... http://www.breitbart.com/Texas/2014/09/1/Court-Records-Accuse-Democrats-Of-Using... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/donna-politiqueras-sentenced-after-buying-v...
Illinois Michael Collins M 2006-03 2008-02 D Registration Fraud Petition fraud Ineligible district voting Michael Collins was convicted of election fraud and tax evasion after giving a false address to establish eligibility to vote in East St. Louis, even though he lived in Swansea. He was also elected to be a precinct committeeman in East St. Louis after getting family members to sign petitions to get him on the ballot. 50 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, barred from serving in public or elected office while on supervised release http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/former-east-st-louis-officia... https://www.fbi.gov/springfield/press-releases/2011/si041311.htm
Kentucky Edward F. Prichard, Jr. M 1948 D Ballot box stuffing Edward F. Prichard, Jr., a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, was widely seen as a future governor. In 1948, Mr. Prichard was sentenced to two years for stuffing 254 ballot boxes 2 years in prison http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/us/where-prosecutors-say-votes-are-sold.html https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=2768
Ohio Marquetta Corn F Petition Fraud Marquetta Corn worked for Ohioans for a Fair Minimum Wage. Was accused of petition fraud while collecting signatures to get a question about raising Ohio's minimum wage on the ballot. Charged with 1 count prohibited acts concerning declarations or petitions, 1 count false signatures. Pleaded guilty to prohibited acts concerning declarations and petitions. Other count dismissed. 1 year of probation https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-151346850.html

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