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 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
West Virginia Perry French Harvey, Jr. (former United Mine Workers official) M 2004-05 Primary D 2005-08 Vote Buying 1 Perry French Harvey, Jr. was indicted for conspiring with others to get a House of Delegates candidate elected. Harvey was accused of accepting $2,000 to pay for votes. Indicted on one count of conspiracy to buy votes. Pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe voters. 3 years of probation, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment
Indiana Indiana Voter Registration Project 2016 General D Registration fraud Indiana State Police are investigating fraudulent voter registration forms submitted in Marion and Hendricks counties by the Indiana Voter Registration Project, a group backed by Patriot Majority USA that is run by Democratic strategist Craig Varoga. Secretary of State Connie Lawson said the group turned in forged voter registration applications and was found to be altering the information of voters who were already registered, changing the voter's address to an address not associated with the voter without the voter's knowledge.
Florida Election contest: Bruce Guyton v. Lynne Hubbard 2016-03 Riviera Beach municipal 2016-04 Election contest Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 3 Incumbent Bruce Guyton challenged the results of the March 2016 Riviera Beach City Council race that ended in a tie between him and Lynne Hubbard, claiming that three absentee ballots casts by relatives of Hubbard should be thrown out. Guyton says there is proof that Hubbard’s nephew and two brothers don’t live at her house, as listed in their voter registration. Hubbard won a scheduled runoff election in May 2017, ending the contest. Runoff election: Guyton lost
Texas Rebecca Gonzalez Francisco “Frankie” Garcia Diana Balderas Castaneda Guadalupe Escamilla F 2012-11 Donna ISD school board D 2014-01 Vote buying (federal) 1 1 Rebecca Gonzalez was one of three campaign workers who who pleaded* guilty to federal vote-buying charges stemming from the November 2012 Donna school board election. The women gave residents cash, drugs, beer and cigarettes, which the candidates they worked for and their campaign managers would give them for that purpose, In exchange for their votes in the 2012 primary and general elections. Gonzalez pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying and was sentenced to four months in prison and two years of supervised release. *Plea deal: 4 months in prison plus two years of supervised release
Alabama Gay Nell Tinker (aka Gay Nell Singleton) F 2004-11 2005-05 Democratic primaries D 2008-03 Absentee/Mail Forgery 13 5 Gay Nell Tinker [Singleton], a former circuit clerk for Hale County, pleaded* guilty to five misdemeanor counts of absentee ballot fraud, after her scheme to orchestrate fraudulent absentee ballots for the benefit of multiple candidates during November 2004 and May 2005 Democratic primaries was uncovered. She admitted to falsifying the ballots of five voters to benefit certain candidates, including her brother, Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins, and her husband, Senator Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro). As part of her plea deal, prosecutors dropped 13 felony voter fraud charges. *Plea deal: Barred from serving as Hale County's absentee ballot manager for at least six years
Mississippi Ike Brown (former chair of the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee) Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee M 2003 Democratic primary D 2005-02 Section 2, Voting Rights Act violation Vote dilution Absentee/Mail Ike Brown, along with the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee which he chaired starting in 2000 and the Noxubee County Election Commission, were found to have violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by systematically and intentionally disenfranchising white voters. The U.S. proved that Brown and his co-defendants rigged the Democratic primary voting process against white voters by manipulating voter rolls, tampering with absentee ballots, making threats to ban some whites from voting, miscounting ballots to ensure white candidates lost, and committing other discriminatory acts. The landmark case marked the first time the federal government used the 1965 Voting Rights Act to protect the rights of white voters. When violations continued during the August 2007 Democratic primary, the court appointed a Referee-Administrator to organize the county’s Democratic primary elections until November 20, 2011; limited the role that defendants could play in supervising future primary elections; and directed poll managers to apply Mississippi’s election laws in counting ballots and preventing improper voter assistance. The 2007 ruling and remedial order were affirmed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2009. Referee-Administrator appointed to organize county Democratic primaries through November 20, 2011; defendants' role in supervising future primaries limited; poll managers directed to apply Mississippi’s election laws in counting ballots and preventing improper voter assistance.


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