True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Electionsort descending D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New York Anthony DiFiglio 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 Voter intimidation/coercion Forgery 1 2 Anthony DeFiglio, a Democratic political operative who used to work for the Troy Housing Authority where much of the fraud occurred, claimed the process of ballot forgery was simply a “normal political tactic” and an accepted way of winning elections. DeFiglio pleaded* guilty to first-degree falsifying business records in connection with the 2009 Working Families Party primary in Troy, NY. The WFP was founded by key members of ACORN, and shares many of its political strategies. The WFP has listed ACORN as an affiliate program directly on their Web site. DeFiglio was identified as being one of three men who convinced two mentally disabled men to sign absentee ballots which were later filled in for them. DeFiglio was ordered to stay out of trouble for three years and complete 100 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 3 years deferred adjudication, 100 hours community service. https://web.archive.org/web/20130316033640/http://menrec.com/four-ny-democrats-s... https://web.archive.org/web/20130416075913/http://menrec.com/new-york-democrats-... http://insider.foxnews.com/2011/12/21/dems-plead-guilty-to-felony-charges-in-vot... http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20111221/NEWS/312219994
New York William McInerney 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 Impersonation Forgery 1 William McInerney admitted to forging hundreds of ballots and applications but only had to plead* guilty to one in exchange for his testimony. He confessed to targeting those in low-income housing situations, and admitted to committing forgery since at least 2007. During the trial for LoPorto and McDonough, defense attorney Brian Premo suggested that McInerney could have been charged with several hundred felonies. He was given 90 days in a Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department work program and avoided jail time. *Plea deal: 90 days in a county work program https://web.archive.org/web/20130316033640/http://menrec.com/four-ny-democrats-s... http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Ballot-fraud-case-testimony-continues-22... http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Trial-set-for-Jan-17-in-ballot-fraud-cas... http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Democrat-admits-role-in-voter-fraud-case...
New York John Brown 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 John Brown, a former Troy City Councilman, faced the prospect of seven years in jail for his role in ballot forgeries related to the 2009 Working Families Party primary. A plea* deal sought to reduce those charges in exchange for his cooperation. Brown, with his attorney Jennifer C. Zegarelli, pled to felony possession of a forged instrument --the absentee ballot for David Daniel. When the investigation into the Democrats' activities started to heat up, Brown concocted a scheme in which he tried to convince WFP members to put out a press release blaming the entire scandal on former city DPW Commissioner Bob Mirch, a Republican. Brown was sentenced to six months in jail. *Plea deal: 6 months in jail https://web.archive.org/web/20130316033640/http://menrec.com/four-ny-democrats-s... http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20111221/NEWS/312219994
New York Gary Galuski 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 Forgery 4 Gary Galuski, a Troy City Councilman, was indicted in January 2011 on four counts of first-degree falsifying business records in the voter fraud scheme related to the 2009 Working Families Party primary. He was one of eight people to face charges in connection with the probe. Galuski was arraigned in Rensselaer County Court by Greene County Court Judge George J. Pulver and pleaded not guilty. https://web.archive.org/web/20120115071111/http://www.timesunion.com/local/artic... https://web.archive.org/web/20120313015238/http://mentalrecession.blogspot.com/2...
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
New York Michael LoPorto 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 Democrat Troy City Councilman Michael LoPorto and County Democratic Elections Commissioner Edward McDonough were charged with second-degree forgery and criminal possession of forged documents. A county grand jury indicted them in January. The pair were among nine Democrats listed as people of interest in the probe. The charges arise from an investigation of the 2009 Working Families Party primary in Troy, NY. http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Trial-set-for-Jan-17-in-ballot-fraud-cas...

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