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 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Texas Christine Thomas Shank F 2010-11 General Illegal assistance 1 1 Christine Thomas Shank pleaded* guilty to one count of unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036) in the 2010 general election. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication/community supervision, 20 hours community service, $500 fine, $332 court costs, prohibited from assisting voters http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Brazos: 11-05590-CRM-CCL1
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
New York Fran Knapp F 2007 Poughkeepie mayoral D 2013-07 Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 96 Fran Knapp, former Dutchess County Democratic Elections Commissioner, pleaded* guilty to two misdemeanor charges of the unauthorized signing of a poll watcher’s certificate in 2012 and falsifying a treasurer’s report for her husband Fred Knapp’s 2007 Poughkeepsie mayoral campaign. Knapp faced 41 felony counts of misconduct by an elections official and 41 misdemeanor counts of official misconduct for allegedly changing the designated agent to receive absentee ballots of 41 individuals authorized to vote absentee in 2010. She also faced felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly committing fraud in 2008 by falsely creating a certificate of substitution by a committee to fill vacancies. She additionally was charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of misconduct by an elections official, as well as official misconduct, for allegedly fraudulently signing a poll watcher’s certificate on behalf of Republican candidate Neil DiCarlo during a state Senate primary in September 2012. As part of a plea agreement, Westchester County Judge Barry Warhit ordered Knapp to resign by the end of December and pay a $175 fine. *Plea deal: Resign as Dutchess County Democratic Elections Commisioner, $175 fine, for 2 misdemeanor charges http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131115/dutchess-elections-commissione... http://www.dailyfreeman.com/article/DF/20150203/NEWS/150209902
Texas Maria Esparza F Marie Esparza was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
North Carolina Patrick Cannon (former Charlotte mayor) M 2014-10 General D 2015-02 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was indicted by a Mecklenburg County grand jury in 2015 on an election fraud charge stemming from an illegal vote Cannon cast in 2014. As a convicted felon, Cannon lost his right to vote, but the Democrat cast a ballot Oct. 30, 2014 at an early voting site. That’s a felony under North Carolina law. At the time of his vote, Cannon had already pleaded guilty and was waiting to start his prison sentence for accepting more than $50,000 from FBI undercover agents. He is serving 44 months at a federal prison camp in West Virginia. Cannon pleaded* guilty to attempted voter fraud in Mecklenburg County court March 16, 2016. The judge found Cannon guilty of voter fraud. Cannon will serve one day in jail, which will run concurrent to his federal time served. Cannon signed a plea agreement to a lesser charge of attempting voter fraud, a Class 1 misdemeanor charge. The charge for attempted voter fraud carries a maximum of 120 days in prison. *Plea deal: 1 day in jail, which will run concurrent to his federal time served for felony bribery, for 1 lesser misdemeanor charge of attempted voter fraud. http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/former-charlotte-mayor-has-been-prison-yea... http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/special-reports/patrick-cannon/article9506... http://www.wbtv.com/story/31466337/former-mayor-patrick-cannon-pleads-guilty-to-... http://www.wcnc.com/news/crime/cannon-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud/85484872
California Unknown impersonator used identity of John Neibert (deceased 1995) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of John Neibert to vote by mail in 2012, even though Mr. Neibert died in 1995. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Georgia Evelyn Williams (campaign worker) F 2010 Petition Fraud Accused of nomination petition fraud. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00661094981, Appling County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Mississippi Connie Hollins F 2007-08 Democratic Primary 2008-08 Absentee Ballot Fraud Connie Hollins was accused of voter fraud involving absentee ballots during the August 2007 Democratic Primary in Wilkinson County. Found not guilty at trial. http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2009/10/01/hollins-found-not-guilty/ http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Ohio Daniel "Tate" Hausman Amy Little Yolanda Hippensteele M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail 1 1 Daniel "Tate" Hausman (New York native, staff member for Vote Today Ohio, and out-of-state campaigner for Barak Obama) was one of several people who came to Franklin County, Ohio, registered to vote after 30 days and voted, eventhough he did not intend to remain a resident of the county and state. He and his co-defendants chose to vote in Ohio over their home states, because Ohio is a swing state and Obama was expected to easily win in their home states. Charged with a violation under Title 35 of Ohio Code, casting an absentee ballot despite not meeting residency requirement. Pleaded guilty. (Case #09-CR-04-2466, Franklin County) 60-day suspended jail sentence, 1 year of probation and a $1000 fine http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2009/04/29/three_voters.ART_ART_04... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396676-ohio-franklin-county-daniel-hausma...
Indiana Ezequiel Godinez M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-09 Ineligible district voting 1 Ezequiel Godinez voted in a precinct other than his own in the May 2003 Democratic primary, in which longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey. The Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election. 1 year probation, 100 hours community service http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2007/03/east-chicago-vote-fraud-prosecutions.... http://www.wbez.org/story/news/local/more-indictments-east-chicago-voter-fraud-c... http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/eight-more-charged-with-vote-fraud/article_5641de...

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