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 Source5 Follow Upsort ascending
Texas Cynthia Lopez F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail 3 3 Cynthia Lopez pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with three counts of illegally returning marked ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (suspended), 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Jim Wells/Live Oak: 20066
Missouri John Moretina Clara Moretina M 2010-03 Democrat Primary - 2010 D Registration Fraud - ineligible district 2 1 John and Clara Moretina, aunt and uncle of Democrat State Rep. J.J. Rizzo, pleaded* guilty to voter fraud - one count each of state misdemeanor charges of Committing Class Three Election Offenses - in Jackson County. According to County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, they willfully provided to Kansas City Board of Election officials false information as to their addresses and residences in order to vote. The Moretinas admitted they attempted to cast an improper ballot in the Aug. 3, 2010, Missouri House primary in the 40th district. Rizzo won the primary by one vote. Kansas City Police Department detectives began to investigate voter fraud allegations after John C. Moretina pleaded* guilty in U.S. District Court to voter fraud by registering to vote on or about July 9, 2010, using a false address. Moretina, who actually resided in Gladstone in Clay County, voted in the 40th District primary in Jackson County on Aug. 3, 2010, using the false address. The Moretinas told an FBI Special Agent in May 2012 that they registered to vote in the 40th District primary because their nephew was a candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives in the 40th District. In addition to a fine, both will forfeit their voting rights. *Plea deal/state: $250 fine plus forfeiture of voting rights, for 1 misdemeanor charge of Committing Class Three Election Offense. *Plea deal/federal: ?? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article322182/M... http://www.kshb.com/news/political/relatives-of-mo-lawmaker-plead-guilty-to-vote... http://www.kmov.com/story/28477998/uncle-of-missouri-lawmaker-admits-to-voter-fr... http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article319076/BREAKING-Guilty-plea-in-Missouri-voter-fraud-case-UPDATED.html
Texas Paulito Nilo 2008 Municipal Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Paulito Nilo pleaded* guilty toone count of illegal voting for voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in the 2008 municipal election. Nile was also alleged to have unlawfully accepted and rejected voters. *Plea deal: 1 day in jail, 5 years in prison probated to 5 years community supervision, $500 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Hidalgo: CR-2622-09-F
Texas Angel Trujillo 2010 Municipal, School Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Angel Trujillo pleaded* guilty to one count of illegal voting by an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in 2010 municipal and school elections. A second count of illegal voting was dismissed. *Plea deal: 3 years community supervision, $750 fine Hidalgo: CR-1914-12-E
Texas Fermina Castillo F 2010-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Fermina Castillo pleaded* guilty to one count of illegally voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in the 2010 general election. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication/community supervision, $100 fine Hidalgo: CR-1912-12-I
Texas Lorenzo Antonio Almanza, Jr. Reyna Almanza M 2009-05 Progreso school board In person Impersonation Multiple voting 2 1 Lorenzo Antonio Almanza, Jr. pleaded* guilty to voter impersonation and voting twice in the 2009 Progreso school board election, once in his own name, and again hours later by impersonating his incarcerated brother, Orlando Almanza, to vote a second time. His mother, Reyna Almanza, was also convicted for enabling his fraud by vouching for him. Almanza was sentenced to 5 years' probation for illegal voting *Plea deal: 2 years in state prison (probated?), 5 years probation, $313 court costs https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/06/a-comprehensive-inve... http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/voter-fraud-real-rare/story?id=17213376 Hidalgo/Brooks: 10-03-10343-CR
Texas Reyna Almanza 2009 School In person Impersonation 1 1 Reyna Almanza was convicted of one count of voter impersonation (TEC 64.012) in the 2009 school election. 90 days in jail, 2 years in state prison (suspended), 5 years probation, $313 court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Hidalgo/Brooks: 10-03-10342-CR
Texas Mario Manuel Medrano M 2008 School Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Mario Manuel Medrano pleaded* guilty to one count of illegal voting for voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in the 2008 school election. *Plea deal: 2 years in state prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Hidalgo/Brooks: 09-09-10117 CR
Texas Ruben Trevino Garcia M 2008 School Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Ruben Trevino Garcia pleaded* guilty to one count of illegal voting for voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in the 2008 school election. *Plea deal: 8 years in prison (suspended), 8 years community supervision, $500 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Hidalgo/Brooks: 09-09-10116 CR
Texas Jose De Jesus Cano M 2008 School Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Jose De Jesus Cano pleaded* guilty to one count of illegally voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in a 2008 school election. *Plea deal; 10 years probation, $1000 fine, $313 court costs Hidalgo/Brooks: 09-09-10115 CR

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