|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 Up|
|Texas||Isabel Lisa Rice Gonzalez||F||2005-05||School board||Absentee/Mail||Illegal assistance||2||2||Isabel Gonzalez pleaded* nolo contendre to 2 counts of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) in the 2005 school election.||*Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication, 12 months community supervision, $500 fine||Nueces: 05-CR-9808-3|
|Texas||Josefina Marinas Suarez||F||2005-05||School board||Absentee/Mail||Illegal assistance||1||1||Josefina Suarez pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) in the 2005 school election.||*Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication, 12 months community supervision, $500 fine||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html||Nueces: 05-CR-9807-1|
|Texas||Virginia Ramos Garza||F||2005-05||School board||Absentee/Mail||Illegal assistance||4||4||Virginia Ramos Garcia entered pre-trial diversion in 2006 after being charged with four counts of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) in the 2005 school election.||*Pre-Trial Intervention: 12 months comunity supervision||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html||Nueces: 05-CR-9806-4|
|Texas||Elida Garza Flores||F||2005-05||School board||Absentee/Mail||Illegal assistance||1||1||Elida Garza Flores entered pre-trial diversion in 2006 after being charged with one count of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) in the 2005 school election.||*Pre-Trial Intervention: 12 months comunity supervision||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html||Nueces: 05-CR-9805-4|
|Florida||Gilda Oliveros (former Hialeah Gardens Mayor)||F||1997||Hialeah Gardens municipal||2000||Registration fraud - ineligible district||Voter intimidation/coercion||3||Hialeah Gardens Mayor Gilda Oliveros was convicted of 2 felonies and one misdemeanor for asking and assisting some of her employees to register to vote using a false residence, because they were not eligible to vote in city elections based on their actual address.||18 months probation, $481 fine||http://www.miamisao.com/pdfs/gilda_sof_vf.pdf||http://jacksonville.com/apnews/stories/010903/D7OES5UG0.html||https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%20and%20enter%20following%20in%20State%20Cas...||Miami-Dade County Criminal Justice Case #13-2000-CF-000198-0001-XX.|
|North Carolina||Erik Ray Jackson||M||2011-10||Candor municipal||2012-02||Ineligible district voting (+registration)||Erik Ray Jackson, accused of voter fraud in the 2011 municipal elections in Candor, had the charges dismissed in a plea* agreement in Superior Court in Troy in 2013. Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of giving false information to law enforcement. The charges of fraudulent voter registration and fraudulent voting were dismissed. Superior Court Judge Bradford Long sentenced Jackson to 18 months of unsupervised probation and court costs. Jackson was charged on Feb. 17, 2012, with the voter registration violations and was free on a $1,000 unsecured bond. Jackson was alleged to have registered to vote in Montgomery County on Oct. 14, 2011, and claimed the same Candor address as his friend, Wayne Holyfield. The subsequent investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation confirmed that Jackson lived in Lexington and, while he had been staying at Holyfield’s residence, had not met the 30-day residency requirement. According to court records, Jackson’s residence was still at the same address in Lexington as reported in 2011.||*Plea deal: 18 months of unsupervised probation plus court costs, for 1 misdemeanor charge of giving flse information (fraudulent registration and fraudulent voting charges dismissed)||http://courier-tribune.com/sections/news/local/jackson-charged-voter-fraud-montg...||http://courier-tribune.com/sections/news/local/voter-fraud-charges-dropped-plea-...||Link to plea deal is broken, no other links found.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
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