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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Virginia Jesse Terry 2010-11 Ineligible Voting Jesse Terry was charged with wrongfully voting (Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Washington Gene S. Mensik M 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. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
New York Clement Campana Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail Clement Campana, Troy City Council President, was indicted on five felonies and one misdemeanor for his allegedly defrauding voters during the 2009 Working Families Party primary. Campana was charged with four felony counts of illegal voting, one felony count of falsifying business records in the first degree as well as one count of conspiracy to promote or prevent election, a misdemeanor. He pled* not guilty to all charges in front of Judge George Pulver. The indictment states that Campana worked with other Democrats to conspire to help candidates win the primary. Many of the allegations involve talking voters into accepting and signing absentee ballot applications, and then filling in the rest of the application with fraudulent information like why the voter couldn't vote and then filing them with the Board of Elections. Campana turned down a deal that would have required him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and serve 60 days of house arrest, said his attorney E. Stewart Jones, Three others pleaded guilty to felonies for their role in the scandal, including Councilman John Brown, who will likely spend six months in jail. http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20111221/NEWS/312219994
Arkansas Hudson Hallum (former Democratic state representative) Kent Hallum Phillip Carter Sam Malone M 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General D Vote Buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy Former Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone pleaded* guilty to the conspiracy that helped Hudson Hallum win his seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. Conspiring to commit election fraud in a scheme that included destroying ballots and exchanging money, alcohol and food for votes. Prosecutors said Hallum and his father, Kent, tasked campaign workers Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone with obtaining absentee ballot applications for certain voters and assisting voters in filling out the ballots, while actually completing absentee ballots in some instances without regard to the voter's actual candidate choice. A total of nine people were charged by federal and state authorities in connection with the plan. Carter had used the same absentee ballot fraud strategy in other elections at the state and federal level. Carter organized others, including Malone, a Quorum Court member, School Board member and police officer, to participate. Hallum was sentenced to 3 years of probation, including 9 months of home detention, a $20,000 fine, and 100 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 3 years probation (including 9 months home detention), $20,000 fine, 100 hours community service http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/09/05/vote-fraud-case-coming-... https://www.fbi.gov/littlerock/press-releases/2013/former-state-representative-h... http://media.arkansasonline.com/news/documents/2012/09/05/hallumetal.electionfra...
Ohio Damica Engram F 2012-11 General 2013-05 In person Ineligible district voting 1 1 Damica Engram, a Kentucky resident, who cast a regular ballot in Hamilton County on November 6, 2012, is accused of voting in the wrong state. On Election Day, Engram, formerly of Bond Hill, told poll workers that she was a Kentucky resident and presented her Kentucky driver’s license as identification but demanded to vote a regular ballot in Ohio. Engram was subpoenaed to appear in front of the Hamilton County Board of Elections on May 15, 2013, but did not show. http://www.ohiolibertycoalition.org/ohio-vip-investigation-uncovers-2-new-cases-...
Indiana Tonya Bronaugh F 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D Impersonation Forgery 4 1 Tonya Bronaugh was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Charged with 2 counts forgery, 1 count of voting in false name, 1 count conspiracy to vote in another’s name. Pleaded guilty to voting in false name, a felony, other charges dismissed. 18 months of probation
Texas Estela Cruz Saenz F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Forgery 7 7 Estela Cruz Saena was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud for knowingly providing false information on ballot applications (TEC 84.0041) in the 2006 primary election. Saenz entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months, $60 fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Dimmit/LaSalle: 08-12-00063 CRL
Illinois Three unnamed individuals 2015-04 East St. Louis municipal Absentee/Mail 30 At least 30 absentee ballots in East St. Louis’ Precinct 13 in the 2015 mayoral election were fraudulent, all filled out by just three people, according to a handwriting analysis. Those and other absentee ballots in the April 2015 municipal election are being investigated, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly confirmed. The Belleville News-Democrat obtained 85 absentee ballots from the 13th Precinct from the East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners in which voters wrote in the name of then-incumbent Mayor Alvin Parks. The ballots, which are public record, do not contain the names of the voters. http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article22682394.html
California Kathleen Knox (former auditor-controller candidate) F 2014-05 Registration fraud - ineligible district 7 3 Kathleen Knox, former candidate for Alameda County auditor-controller, pleaded* no contest to three counts of voter fraud for violations of California's election code. Knox registered to vote at an address that was not her residence. She was originally charged with seven counts of perjury and voter fraud. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, fine http://theback-story.blogspot.com/ http://kfbk.iheart.com/articles/kfbk-news-461777/auditorcontroller-candidate-in-... http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Auditor-controller-candidate-Kathleen-Knox-q... http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_25687188/alameda-county-auditor-hopef...
Indiana Pam Brunette F 2008 Democratic primary D 2012-04 Petition fraud Forgery 3 0 Pam Brunette pleaded* guilty to one count of felony forgery, one count of felony official misconduct and one count of felony falsifying a petition. Charges were filed against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot. The officials were accused of taking part in a scheme to fake signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for president. Brunette was employed as the Democrat board member in the voter registration office, appointed by former St. Joseph County Democratic party chair Butch Morgan. Page after page of the petitions were clearly in the same handwriting, but the petitions sailed through the Board of Elections without any problems, "because election workers in charge of verifying their validity were the same people faking the signatures." Prosecutors said that nine of the Obama petition pages were apparently forged. Each petition contains up to 10 names, making a possible total of 90 faked names, which could have brought the Obama total below the legal limit that was required for him to qualify for the ballot. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, testified against Morgan and Blythe http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/17/indiana-dem-official-sentenced-to-pri... http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2013-04-25/news/38825647_1_morgan-and-blyth...

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