True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Virginia James Halfaday M 2011 D 2011-10 Registration fraud 4 James Halfaday, a former Charlottesville City Council candidate, was charged with four felony counts of election fraud for using a false address when he certified his candidacy for city council with the voter registrar.
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.
New Mexico Eugene Victor M R Impersonation Multiple Voting 1 Eugene Victor wanted to prove a point about the need for voter ID at the polls, so he voted under his son's name, to prove that it could be done. He also voted under his own name. After double voting and impersonation, he turned himself in to authorities. He was charged with false voting, forgery and fraudulent and double voting. Victor pleaded “no contest” to the charge, a fourth-degree felony. 18 months of unsupervised probation
Oregon Craig Marquardo M 2005-05 Registration Fraud 15 Craig Marquardo was accused of claiming to be senior vice president of distribution for Warner Brothers on his election filing form, but could not back the claim up. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony, and 14 counts of indictment (dismissed). 5 days in jail, 36 months of probation, 80 hours community service, $750 fine.
Wisconsin Peter Huiras M 2010-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Peter Huiras was accused of procuring an official ballot and failing to cast or return it. Not charged.
Massachusetts Mark Evangelous M, 2011-10 Marlborough municipal 2012-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation-deceased Forgery 3 0 Mark Evangelous, a candidate for councilor-at-large in the 2011 Marlborough city election, was indicted in February 2012 on voter fraud charges for submitting a fraudulent absentee ballot application in the name of a deceased voter. A grand jury returned a “true bill” indicting Evangelous, age 51, with charges of forgery, uttering and violating absentee voting laws. He has also been charged with lying to the police during an investigation of the allegations. The charges relate to a fraudulent absentee ballot application that was submitted to the City Clerk's office by Evangelous, on the Friday before the November 1, 2011 election, for a person he said was his aunt. The clerk's office subsequently determined the woman was deceased.  In November 2012, after Evangelous admitted to sufficient facts, a Middlesex Superior Court judge continued the case without a finding, placing Evangelous on probation for a year and assigning 200 hours of community service, after which the forgery and uttering charges would be dismissed.  *Plea deal:1 year probation plus 200 hours community service, for forgery, uttering a false document and violating absentee voting laws (forgery and uttering to be dropped on completion of sentence).


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