|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||Source5||Follow Up|
|Indiana||Ponciano Herrera||M||2003||Democratic primary||D||2006-03||Voter intimidation/coercion||Absentee Ballot Fraud||8||4||Ponciano Herrera pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor charge of handling a forged absentee ballot, after being charged with eight felony counts of illegally manipulating absentee ballots and inducing voters to commit perjury in the May 2003 Democratic mayoral primary in East Chicago. Herrera convinced four of his neighbors, a deaf brother and sister and two mentally retarded people to sign their absentee ballots and turn them over to him without voting. Longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey in that primary, but the Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election.||*Plea deal: 90 days probation||http://www.wbez.org/story/news/local/more-indictments-east-chicago-voter-fraud-c...||http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601469/posts||http://www.votelaw.com/blog/archives/003929.html||http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/suspended-lake-policeman-guilty-of-vote-fraud...|
|Texas||David Woodson||M||Voter intimidation/coercion||David Woodsen was charged with official oppression and retaliation against a voter. No additional information available.|
|Florida||James Webb Baker Jr.||M||2012-10||General||D||Voter intimidation/coercion||2||0||James Webb Baker Jr. pleaded* guilty to one count of voter intimidation and one count of identification fraud after admitting to sending about 200 letters a month before the 2012 election to prominent Florida Republicans in an effort to intimidate them and interfere with their voting rights, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office plea agreement filed in Tampa’s U.S. District Court. The letters told recipients they would be unable to vote unless they could prove American citizenship. The Florida Division of Elections received reports from 28 counties about the letters that were mailed with a Seattle postmark dated Oct. 17. Baker admitted that he intended the letters to look as if they were written by county elections officials and that his purpose in sending the letters was to intimidate the recipients and interfere with their right to vote.||*Plea deal: 3 years probation, 6 months home detention, 200 hours community service, $4,000 fine||https://www.fbi.gov/tampa/press-releases/2014/seattle-man-pleads-guilty-to-voter...||http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/no-prison-for-seattle-man-who-intimidated-gop-dono...|
|Maryland||Julius Henson||M||2010||2011||Voter intimidation/coercion||5||Political consultant to incumbent Republican Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich, accused of masterminding a misleading robocall to suppress the African-American vote in the 2010 election, which Ehrlich ultimately lost. Charged with 3 counts conspiracy to violate election laws, 1 count election fraud, and 1 count authority a line. Convicted of 1 count conspiracy to violate election laws. Acquitted of 1 count conspiracy, and the counts of election fraud and authority line violation. 1 count conspiracy dismissed. Convicted.||60 days in jail, 3 years supervised probation and he and his company were ordered to pay $1 million in damages.||https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/civil-penalty-adds-to-fallout-f...||http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-06-16/news/bs-md-henson-indictment-2011061...|
|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...|
|Indiana||Randall Blue Artis||M||2003||Democratic primary||D||2006-03||Voter intimidation/coercion||7||Randall Blue Artis was charged with seven felony counts including inducing an East Chicago woman to vote outside of her home precinct and commit other voting violations in connection with the May 2003 Democratic mayoral primary in East Chicago. Longtime Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey in that primary, but the Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election.||http://www.wbez.org/story/news/local/more-indictments-east-chicago-voter-fraud-c...||http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601469/posts||http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/artis-brothers-enter-guilty-pleas/article_8dd...|
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