True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Electionsort descending D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
California John Malburg Leonis Malburg M 2006-04 Vernon municipal 2006-11 Registration fraud - ineligible district Perjury 2 0 John Malberg, son of Vernon mayor Leonis Malburg, pleaded* no contest to perjury and voter registration fraud for registering to vote at an apartment address where he did not live. *Plea deal: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/-Local-Politician-Convicted-of-Fraud-785...
California Leonis Malburg Domenica Malburg John Malburg M 2006-04 Vernon municipal 2006-11 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district Illegal assistance 8 1 Leonis Malburg, former mayor of Vernon, and his wife Domenica Malburg were convicted of fraudulent voting and voter registration fraud. Malburg, who had been mayor for 50 years prior to his resignation, and his wife did not live in Vernon and were thus ineligible to vote or be candidates in that municipality. Leonis Malburg was convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime, being a public official aiding illegal voting, falsifying a declaration of candidacy, voter registration fraud, false voter registration, perjury under oath, fraudulent voting and assisting an unqualified voter. 5 years probation, barred from holding elective office, $183,800 fines/penalties, $395,000+ restitution http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/-Local-Politician-Convicted-of-Fraud-785...
California Domenica Malburg Leonis Malburg F 2006-04 Vernon municipal 2006-11 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 3 1 Domenica Malburg, wife of former Vernon mayor Leonis Malburg, was convicted of fraudulent voting and voter registration fraud. Malburg and her husband, who had been mayor for 50 years prior to his resignation, did not live in Vernon and were thus ineligible to vote or be candidates in that municipality. Dominica Malburg was convicted of conspiracy, false voter registration and fraudulent voting. 3 years probation, $36,000 fines/penalties http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/-Local-Politician-Convicted-of-Fraud-785...
Texas Lupe Rivera Jr. Lupe Rivera Sr. Graciela Sanchez M 2013-11 Weslaco municipal D 2015-10 Absentee/mail 2 2 Lupe Rivera Jr. was charged with two counts of voter fraud for possessing a ballot and not providing his name and address on the carrier envelope in the November 2013 race for Weslaco City Commission District 5. Rivera's father Lupe Rivera Sr., then-incumbent City Commissioner, and Graciela Sanchez were also charged. The election was successfully contested due to fraud. Dismissed http://m.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/ag-files-charges-against-rivera/article_3c54d4... http://www.krgv.com/story/32419876/former-weslaco-city-commissioner-pleads-guilt...
Texas Graciela Sanchez Lupe Rivera Sr. Lupe Rivera Jr. F 2013-11 Weslaco municipal D 2015-10 Absentee/mail 4 4 Graciela Sanchez pleaded* guilty to voter fraud for possessing ballots and not providing his name and address on the carrier envelopes in the November 2013 race for Weslaco City Commission District 5. Then-incumbent City Commissioner Lupe Rivera Sr. and his son Lupe Rivera Jr. were also charged. The election was successfully contested due to fraud. *Plea deal: 2 years probation http://m.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/ag-files-charges-against-rivera/article_3c54d4... http://www.krgv.com/story/32419876/former-weslaco-city-commissioner-pleads-guilt...
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-...
Texas Election contest: Letty Lopez v. Lupe Rivera 2013-11 Weslaco municipal D Election contest Ineligible district voting Absentee/mail 30 Letty Lopez successfully contested the November 2013 Weslaco City Commission election results after a year-and-a-half-long legal dispute with incumbent Lupe Rivera. A judge determined that at least 30 votes were illegally cast in the race, which was decided by just 16 votes in favor of Rivera. The illegal votes included multiple voters registered and voting where they didn't reside (including at Rivera's sister's home) and mail ballots requested and completed without voters' knowledge. New election ordered - outcome changed/Lopez won http://www.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/lupe-rivera-letty-lopez-on-nov-election-ball... http://m.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/th-court-of-appeals-affirms-decision-to-hold-n... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/depositions-from-voters-show-flexible-resid... http://www1.krgv.com/files/trial-brief-leticia-lopez-web.pdf
New Jersey Spencer Robbins M 2010 Woodbridge school board, General D 2014-02 Ineligible district voting 2 22 Spencer Robbins, a municipal judge in Woodbridge, Sayreville and South Plainfield, was charged in 2013 with two counts of third-degree voter fraud for voting in two 2010 elections in Woodbridge, where he had a law office, rather than in Chatham, where he lived. Robbins was a resident of Chatham when he voted in a Woodbridge school election on April 20, 2010, and in a general election in Woodbridge on November 2, 2010. The Middlesex County Board of Elections ruled in 2011 that Robbins, a registered Democrat, had been improperly voting in Woodbridge, using his Amboy Avenue legal office as his address. A month earler, a Home News Tribune investigation found that Robbins had voted in 22 elections and Democratic primaries in Woodbridge since 1998, even though he his home was in Chatham Township since 1995. The court accepted Robbins into Pre-Trial Intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2014/03/judge_charged_with_voter_fraud_for... http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2014/11/07/vote...
Texas Thomas Curry M 2010-05 Woodlands Road Utility District 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud Thomas Curry was one of seven voters indicted for voting outside their district. The group planned to vote in a district where they did not reside in order to elect three of their members to the board of directors of The Woodlands Road Utility District. The group illegally registered in the district by using the address of a hotel in the district as their home address of their voter registration application. Pleaded guilty. http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/seven-indicted-for-voter-fraud-in-... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/the-woodlands-rud-voter-fraud-case...
Texas James Alan Jenkins M 2010-05 Woodlands Road Utility District 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud James Alan Jenkins was one of seven voters indicted for voting outside their district. The group planned to vote in a district where they did not reside in order to elect three of their members to the board of directors of The Woodlands Road Utility District. The group illegally registered in the district by using the address of a hotel in the district as their home address of their voter registration application. Convicted of illegal voting 3 years in prison and $10,000 fine http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/seven-indicted-for-voter-fraud-in-... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/the-woodlands-rud-voter-fraud-case... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/rud-challenger-found-guilty-of-ill...

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