True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Maria Dora Flores F 2006 Primary Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion 2 2 Maria Flores pleaded* guilty to two counts of illegal voting for marking voters' ballots without the voters' consent (TEC 64.012). *Plea deal: 2 years deferred probation, $750 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Nueces: 06-CR-2166-B
Mississippi Minnie Saulsberry William Gregory Eason F 2003-08 Tallahatchie County run-off 2004-04 Vote buying/selling Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance Minnie Saulsberry pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to commit voter fraud and voter fraud in the August 2003 Tallahatchie County District 5 Supervisor run-off election. Saulsberry was charged, along with Greg Eason, of buying absentee votes with cash and beer, coercing voters, and illegal assistance. Saulsberry was sentenced to one year probation and fined $100. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $100 fine http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ms-court-of-appeals/1379480.html http://bradreeves.blogspot.com.br/2005/12/beer-for-votes-conviction-upheld.html
New York Election contest: Maribel Toure v. Betty Cross 2014-05 Hempstead school board 2015-06 Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion The Hempstead school district was ordered to hold a new election for a contested seat held by incumbent board president Betty Cross and challenged by Maribel Toure, NY State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. ruled after annulling that portion of the May 20, 2015 election. Challenger Touré accused Cross and her supporters of “fraudulent and improper activity” during the election, including “voter intimidation and voter fraud,” coercion and abuse of the absentee balloting process. Roger Tilles, who represented Long Island on the Board of Regents, said King had to throw out results for the contested seat because it was impossible to determine which of the absentee ballots cast for Cross and Touré were valid. Touré had 712 votes on election night, compared with Cross' 691. The next day, dozens of contested absentee ballots were included in the totals, putting Cross ahead by six votes, beating Touré 719 to 713. New election ordered http://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/king-orders-special-election-for-co... http://www.examiner.com/article/state-orders-hempstead-school-board-race-annulle...
Texas Election contest: Jasen Rabalais v. Michael Papillion 2016-03 Democratic primary D 2016-03 Election contest Voter intimidation/coercion Absentee/mail Harris County constable chief deputy Jasen Rabalais, who narrowly missed making the runoff in the Precinct 3 constable's primary election on March 1,2016, has sued the top two vote-getters, seeking to annul the results because of alleged violations of election law. Rabalais alleged in court papers on March 10 that a campaign worker for Michel Pappillion, a candidate who beat him by 37 votes and edged him out of the runoff, illegally cast votes on behalf of some senior citizens. Sherman Eagleton was the top vote getter by more than 800 votes of more than 18,000 cast, while Rabalais came in third. Eagleton and Pappillion are scheduled to face each other in the May 2016 runoff for the Democratic nomination. Pappillion denied allegations that his campaign violated election law, but declined to say whether he employed the campaign worker, referring questions to his attorney, Andy Taylor. Rabalais' complaint states that the worker initially approached his campaign, offering to "deliver votes from seniors through special access to senior living facilities," guaranteeing 1,000 votes, and Rabalais turned her down. Rabalais supporters noticed the worker at the polls wearing a Pappillion shirt and telling elderly voters that they had already voted, the complaint alleges. The Rabalais campaign confronted the worker, who told them she is a nurse, has access to nursing homes and gets seniors to "vote for that person who [she is] working for," the complaint alleges. The complaint alleges the worker "deliberately falsified, illegally completed, or unlawfully influenced the ballots and early voting applications of elderly residents" in Precinct 3. Rabalais' suit calls for the court to order a new election, subtract illegal votes or "declare the outcome of the election if able to ascertain the true outcome." http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Constable-can...
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.
Illinois Anish Eapen Armando Ramos M 2007-02 2007-04 General, Runoff Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance 9 9 Anish Eapen and Armando Ramos, who campaigned for Alderman Bernard Stone in 2007, were sentenced to jail time for attempted voter fraud. Eapen, was convicted of 9 counts of vote fraud including attempted absentee ballot fraud and attempted mutilation of election materials for attempting to lure voters to use absentee ballots during Chicago elections in February and April 2007, violating the Illinois Election Code. Prosecutors charged the men with approaching residents in the ward and offering to help them cast absentee ballots, in some cases even filling out the ballots. Both faced multiple felony vote fraud charges, but Circuit Judge Marcus Salone found them guilty of attempted absentee ballot violations, which are misdemeanors. 364 days in jail http://www.statesattorney.org/press_cityworkervotefraud01.html http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-08-04/news/ct-met-vote-fraud-sentence-08... http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-11-10/news/0911090431_1_absentee-ballot-...
Georgia Doyle Stone Greg Stone M 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion Former Twiggs County Sheriff Doyle Stone and his son, Greg Stone, were investigated for mishandling absentee ballots in Greg Stone’s 2008 primary campaign for sheriff. Absentee voters complained that Doyle Stone coerced them into voting for Greg Stone, and then took their ballots rather than allow them to be mailed in. Greg Stone lost the election by a wide margin. Both men agreed* to pay $300 in civil fines. *Plea deal: $300 civil fines http://archive.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=88638 http://www.macon.com/news/article28591399.html http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/archive/two-agree-to-fines-in-election-fraud-ca...
Texas Charles Roaches Russell Grant M 2009-05 Gonzales municipal 2011-02 Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Ballot tampering 4 4 Charles Roaches was indicted in February 2011 on 4 counts of voter fraud for providing false information on an application for early voting in the May 2009 Gonzales City Council election, along with Russell Grant, indicted on 10 counts. Dozens of Gonzales citizens said then-candidates Grant and Roaches gave them misleading information and possibly tampered with their mail-in ballot applications. City Voting Officer Jean Collins said 83 of 102 mail-in ballot applications received listed "disability" as the reason for voting by mail. Several voters named on the applications contended they are not disabled and never voted by mail. In February 2010, Grant admitted to “voter misconduct” and agreed to resign his District 2 council seat, abstain from public office, and cooperate with authorities in the voter fraud investigation. Both Grant and Roaches entered pretrial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.gonzalesinquirer.com/news/russell-grant-given-second-chance/article_0... http://www.gonzalesinquirer.com/news/grant-resigns-seat-from-council-makes-deal-...
Illinois Armando Ramos Anish Eapen M 2007-02 2007-04 General, Runoff Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance 20 20 Armando Ramos and Anish Eapen, who campaigned for Alderman Bernard Stone in 2007, were sentenced to jail time for attempted voter fraud. Ramos was found to have assisted Eapen’s unlawful efforts to mislead voters and was convicted of 20 counts of vote fraud, including attempted absentee ballot fraud, and attempted mutilation of election materials. Prosecutors charged the men with approaching residents in the ward and offering to help them cast absentee ballots, in some cases even filling out the ballots. Both faced multiple felony vote fraud charges, but Circuit Judge Marcus Salone found them guilty of attempted absentee ballot violations, which are misdemeanors. 270 days in jail http://www.statesattorney.org/press_cityworkervotefraud01.html http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-08-04/news/ct-met-vote-fraud-sentence-08... http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-11-10/news/0911090431_1_absentee-ballot-...
Georgia Greg Stone (county sheriff and candidate) Doyle Stone M 2008 Primary for sheriff Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion Former Twiggs County Sheriff Doyle Stone and his son, Greg Stone, were investigated for mishandling absentee ballots in Greg Stone’s 2008 primary campaign for sheriff. Absentee voters complained that Doyle Stone coerced them into voting for Greg Stone, and then took their ballots rather than allow them to be mailed in. Greg Stone lost the election by a wide margin. Both men agreed* to pay $300 in civil fines. *Plea deal: $300 civil fines http://archive.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=88638 http://www.macon.com/news/article28591399.html http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/archive/two-agree-to-fines-in-election-fraud-ca...

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