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
California Jose Fragozo M 2012 Escondido school board Registration fraud Perjury 13 1 Jose Fragozo pleaded* guilty to one felony count of voter fraud after being charged with 13 felony counts including perjury, false voter registration and filing false election documents, stemming from allegations that he lied about where he lived in order to win election to the Escondido Union School District Board in 2012. The judge declined to reduce Fragozo’s felony count to a misdemeanor, but left that option for a later time. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 15 days public work service, fines/restitution http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/sd-no-fragozo-sentencing-2016...
Texas Oscar Rios Jose Rene Gomez Oralia Frausto Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) M 2006-03 Democratic primary D 2006-06 Registration fraud - fake Absentee/Mail 12 12 Oscar Rios pleaded* guilty to 12 counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possesing other voters' ballots. Oralia Frausto, Jose Rene Gomez, and Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) - Starr and Hidalgo county political operatives - were also indicted for voter fraud in a large-scale effort to submit mail-in ballots for imaginary people in 2006’s March Democratic primary election. The four were indicted by a grand jury in Brooks County on charges related to the scheme, which involved registering fake voters to vacant lots in Starr County and having mail-in ballots sent to several Hidalgo County addresses. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication/community supervision, $300 fine http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FiveIndicted_StarrCountyTexas.pdf Starr/Brooks: 07-05-09741 CR
Texas David Bright M David Bright was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Georgia John Lawrence M Absentee Ballot Fraud Lawrence was an election official who published L&A testing before test was actually run. He also "misplaced" 67 absentee ballots. $1,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161204225513/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Wisconsin Austin Thompson M 2011-04 Spring D 2011-10 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 1 Occupy Milwaukee organizer Austin Thompson was charged with voter fraud for using an extended stay hotel, the Marriott Residence Inn in Glendale, as his address to register and vote in the April 2011 election, when he really lived in Georgia. Two other out-of-state activists, one from New Jersey and one possibly from Florida, were also investigated. http://www.wisn.com/Occupy-Organizer-Denies-Allegations-Of-Voter-Fraud/8044922#i... http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/three-under-investigation-for-possible-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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