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 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Washington Ryan Patridge M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Ryan Patridge was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Nevada ACORN Amy Busefink (ACORN Regional Director) Christopher Edwards (ACORN Nevada Field Director) 2008 General 2008 Reigistration fraud 1 In 2011, Nevada District Court Judge Donald Mosley gave ACORN, the defunct grass-roots community organization, the maximum fine of $5,000 for its illegal voter-registration scheme in that state during the 2008 presidential election. Mosley, reading the pre-sentence report, listed a series of voter registration fraud allegations against ACORN workers. ACORN pleaded* guilty to one felony count of unlawful compensation for registration of voters, stemming from an illegal voter registration scheme in its Las Vegas office during in the 2008 race. The group paid a bonus to workers to sign up 21 or more voters per shift, calling the program "21," or "Blackjack." It is illegal in Nevada to pay bonuses to register voters. ACORN's Nevada field director, Christopher Edwards, had previously pleaded* guilty, cooperated with prosecutors, and testified against the organization in court. In October 2012, the Nevada Supreme Court accepted on appeal from an earlier conviction and Alford plea* to two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters from ACORN'S regional director, Amy Busefink, who also worked for the nationwide group Project Vote. She was sentenced to probation. *Plea deal: $5,000 fine, for one felony count of unlawful compensation for registration of voters http://www.scribd.com/doc/109385627/Conviction-of-ACORN-Project-Vote-Conspirator... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/10/judge-gives-maximum-and-fines-acorn-5... http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/10/09/nevada-acorn-conviction-uphel...
Oklahoma Unnamed Comanche County voters (3) 2016-03 Primary Multiple voting Absentee/mail In person 3 Three Comanche County residents voted twice in the 2016 Presidential Preferential Primary. All three submitted absentee ballots before showing up to their polling place on March 1, 2016 and voted again in person. http://www.kswo.com/story/31430630/3-under-investigation-for-voter-fraud
Mississippi Mamie Johnson 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral 2014-12 Ineligible district voting 1 1 Mamie Johnson was indicted and charged with misdemeanor voting out of district of legal domicile. Johnson was one of seven charged with illegally voting in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral election. She received a six month suspended sentence and a $420.84 fine. Plea deal: 6 months (suspended), $420.84 fine http://www.wdam.com/story/27644667/convicted-felon-one-other-indicted-for-illega...
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.
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...
California Jose Fragozo M 2012 Escondido school board Registration fraud Perjury 13 1 Jose Fragozo pleaded* guilty to one felony count of voter fraud after being charged with 13 felony counts including perjury, false voter registration and filing false election documents, stemming from allegations that he lied about where he lived in order to win election to the Escondido Union School District Board in 2012. The judge declined to reduce Fragozo’s felony count to a misdemeanor, but left that option for a later time. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 15 days public work service, fines/restitution http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/sd-no-fragozo-sentencing-2016...
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...
Maryland Paul Schurick M 2010 R 2011 Voter intimidation/coercion 6 Campaign manager to incumbent Republican Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich, accused of approving a misleading robocall to suppress the African-American vote in in the 2010 election, which Ehrlich ultimately lost. Charged with 3 counts conspiracy to violate election laws, 1 count election fraud, 1 count authority line violation, and 1 count obstruction of justice. Convicted of 1 count conspiracy to violate election laws, merged with other counts; convicted of 1 count election fraud and 1 count authority line violation. 1 count of conspiracy dismissed, as was obstruction of justice. 30 days home monitoring, 4 years supervised probation, and 500 hours community services. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/paul-schuricks-sentence-in-ehrl... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-06-16/news/bs-md-henson-indictment-2011061...

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