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
Texas Juan Jose Garza Juan Peña Johnn Alaniz M 2014-11 La Joya ISD school board 2014-11 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Impersonation Juan Jose Garza, Juan Peña, and Johnn Alaniz were charged with bribing postal workers and illegally manipulating voters during their November 2014 re-election campaign to the La Joya ISD school board. The three, who ran as a slate, were accused of buying lists of mail-in voters from two U.S. postal workers in Mission in July, which they used to visit voters’ homes and either assist them in filling out the ballots or fill them out without the voters’ consent. Prosecutors also said La Joya ISD employees were intimidated to vote for their bosses, and slate supporters were changing out voting cards of those they assisted at the polls. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/trial-starts-for-la-joya-isd-board-members-... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/turn-of-events-on-last-day-of-la-joya-isd/a... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/la-joya-school-board-candidates-federal-empl...
Mississippi Jerry Lyles Jr. M 2004-03 Registration Fraud 3 Lyles was accused of knowingly registering a convicted felon, as well as two people who gave false addresses. Lyles was indicted on 3 counts false registration. Pleaded guilty to count 2; other counts moved to inactive files and dismissed if defendant met certain conditions. (Case #04-KR-0075-J, Adams County) 1 year of "good behavior", $2,500 fine from county and $3,000 fine from Attorney General. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399970-mississippi-adams-county-circuit-c...
Washington William Hammond M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against William Hammond was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Indiana Glenn Pitts M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D Absentee Ballot Fraud Ineligible district voting Perjury 5 1 Glenn Pitts was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Claimed that he was offered $30 to sign up for a ballot and hand it to someone else. Charged with 2 counts perjury, 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, and 1 count failure to cast or return ballot in authorized manner. Pleaded guilty to failure to cast or return ballot in authorized manner, a misdemeanor. Other counts dismissed. 129 days in county jail https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-0FF62E945C7E45B1.html http://www.nwitimes.com/news/state-and-regional/reports-of-vote-buying-surface/a...
Minnesota Antonio Vassel Brown M 2008-11 General 2011 Ineligible felon voting 1 Brown, who had been convicted of multiple felonies in multiple states, reportedly voted when his civil rights had not been restored. http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/6-face-charges-illegal-voting-duluth-ir... http://www.twincities.com/2011/08/17/richfield-man-among-6-accused-of-illegal-vo...
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). https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/02/16/marlborough-city-council-candidate-... http://middlesexda.com/news/press-release.php?reference=529 http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20121005/News/310059325

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