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
Alabama Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez M Multiple Non-citizen voting Registration fraud 5 Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez, a Mexican citizen living illegally in Alabama since the 1970s under a stolen identity, pleaded guilty in 2012 to federal Social Security fraud charges, and records show he committed voter fraud as well. Hernandez-Hernandez stole the Social Security number and assumed the name of Severo Benavidez, under which he illegally voted in the 1996 and 2008 general elections, the 2002 primary election, and special elections in 2003 and 2009. http://blog.al.com/live/2012/03/baldwin_man_convicted_of_fraud.html
Connecticut ADDED SOURCE Phillip Apruzzese M Absentee Ballot Fraud Phillip Apruzzese allegedly didn't follow the proper procedures when he sent unsolicited absentee ballot applications to the Connecticut Education Association. He was charged with 1 count failure to register names of recipients of absentee ballot applications; 1 count failure to register with the town clerks; 1 count failure to distribute absentee ballot applications with a written explanation and warning. Count 1 dismissed. No action taken on count 2, and count 3. $500 fine http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_011.pdf
Georgia Robert Dennard M
Connecticut David M. Adams, Jr. M 2008-11 Presidential Multiple Voting The Registrar of Voters brought a complaint against David M. Adams, Jr. alleging that he voted twice in the 2008 Presidential election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed, and that Adams' name should be removed from one of the two voter rolls where it appeared. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_007.pdf
Arkansas Larry Gray (former city sanitation director) M 2002-05 Democratic primary D 2002 Absentee/Mail Forgery 25 Larry Gray pleaded* guilty in federal court to illegally casting more than 25 absentee ballots in other people’s names during the 2002 primary, but the sum total of his election fraud may have been much higher. The former sanitation director for the city applied for hundreds of ballots, successfully submitting 98 in the Democratic primary, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, including 2 months home detention with electronic monitoring, $100 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394775-larry-gray-information.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394777-larry-gray-judgment.html
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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