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
Kansas James D. Scherzer M 2000-08 2000-11 2002-08 2002-11 Primary General Primary General 2004-10 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 2 4 James Scherzer was convicted of double voting in both Kansas and Missouri in four elections, two in 2000 and two in 2002, and providing false residency information to election officials. Scherzer registered to vote using different residence addresses in both states and signed forms at the polling places swearing he lived at those addresses. 2 years probation, 40 hours community service
Washington Erin Coats F 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases.
Texas Martha Estella Rodriguez Jose Picasso F 2010-05 Alton municipal 2012-12 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 1 1 Martha Estella Rodriguez, of Mission, pleaded* guilty to knowingly voting in an election for which she was ineligible to cast a ballot, a second-degree felony, in connection to a case involving dozens of people flagged by the City of Alton for voting discrepancies in its May 2010 election. Rodriguez was one of at least 23 people who changed their registration to an address on North Eagle Pass Street belonging to Alton mayoral candidate Jose Picasso in the two months leading up to the election. Rodriguez was given community supervision for two years, one day in jail and a $500 fine in the 398th state District Court. *Plea deal: 1 day in jail, 2 years' community supervision, $500 fine
Connecticut Lori McArthur Francis McArthur F 2008-11 2010-11 General General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting Francis McArthur and Lori McArthur registered to vote using as their address, the business address for a private mail facility. An investigation by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded that both women had violated the law by registering to vote using the business address, by affirming they were bona fide residents when they presented themselves to vote and by casting votes. Due to mitigating circumstances, the Commission ordered the removal of the names from the voter rolls under the busienss address, but ordered no further action be taken. Not charged
Kentucky Corey Page Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes Tony Gumm William Proffitt Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Corey Page pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Tony Gumm, William Proffitt, Martha Hughes, 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, 6 months home detention, $2000 fine
Pennsylvania Yesino Bravo (election official) M 2010-03 Yesino Bravo was charged with frauds by election officer. Dismissed. Dismissed
New York Luis Vargas Elbin Lopez Betty Julien Luis Vargas (campaign workers for Democrat Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo) M 2013-09 Bronx Assembly special - Democrat primary D 2014-03 Petition fraud Forgery Luis Vargas, Elbin Lopez, and Betty Julien - former campaign workers for Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo's 2013 reelection bid - were charged with forging nearly 100 signatures on the candidate's primary ballot petitions, including celebrities' names as well as fake addresses, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office. The three were charged with multiple felony counts, including falsifying business records and forgery. They were hired to gather signatures to get Arroyo's name placed on the September 2013 Democratic primary election and were paid a dollar for each signature they collected. 81% of the 3,339 signatures filed by the campaign were deemed invalid.
New Mexico Silvia Gomez Silvia Gomez Angelica Marquez Priscilla Morales Jesus Dario Hernandez F 2012-03 Sunland Park municipal 2012-04 Ineligible district voting (+registration) 12 Former Sunland Park city councilor Silvia Gomez pleaded* guilty to three counts of false voting in the courtroom of 3rd Judicial District Judge Fernando Macias. Gomez had been charged with a dozen felony counts for inducing non-residents to vote in the March 2012 Sunland Park elections. 13 people listed Gomez's address as their own when they registered to vote in the city between Jan. 5 and Feb. 7, 2012. Six of them voted early in person or by absentee ballot. Police documents said Gomez registered a Texas couple using her Sunland Park address and asked them to vote for mayoral candidate Daniel Salinas. In exchange for her plea, the district attorney's office dismissed remaining charges, prosecutor Jose Arguello said. Gomez's sentence: three years probation, plus $4,500 in fines and an order forbidding her from registering voters in the future. Macias suspended what amounted to a three-year prison sentence. Gomez is at least the fifth defendant —from the more than 20 allegedly involved with widespread Sunland Park voter corruption — to reach resolution. Most have entered plea agreements. *Plea deal: 3 years in prison (suspended), 3 years probation, plus $4,500 in fines and an order forbidding her from registering voters in the future, for 3 counts of false voting
Georgia Rosa Lee Landers F No information available $100 fine and cease and desist order
Virginia Lisa Charlotte White 2007 2008 2013-04 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 0 In April 2013, a grand jury indicted Lisa Charlotte White and five other convicted felons on charges of giving false statements when registering to vote. The registrations occurred in 2007 and 2008. The six were each indicted on a felony count of election fraud: Mark Winfield Atwater of Portsmouth; James Edward Dorsey of Portsmouth; Brenda Lee Harris of Virginia Beach; Tyrone Stith of Chesapeake; Lisa Charlotte White of Portsmouth; and Delphine Williams of Portsmouth. Nearly 20 cases were referred to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney, but the office is prosecuting only those that were clearly intending to deceive.


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