|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|
|Texas||Jose Picasso||Salvador Vela||2010-05||Alton municipal||Registration fraud||Ineligible district voting||Leading up to the 2010 Alton city election, 23 voters registered their residency at mayoral candidate Jose Picasso’s home on North Eagle Pass Street. In December 2012 two women were charged with illegal voting for falsely listing Picasso’s home as their residence to vote in the 2010 Alton election. Both were convicted. The city, which ran the 2010 election, found more than three dozen suspicious votes. Two candidates, Salvador Vela and Picasso, had 10 and 24 registered voters respectively at their homes.||http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/former-alton-police-chief-commissioner-tied...||http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/mission-woman-pleads-guilty-to-illegal-voti...||http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/women-arrested-accused-of-illegal-voting/ar...|
|Connecticut||Maria M. Lopez||F||Registration Fraud||A complaint was made that Maria M. Lopez altered a voter registration card while circulating petitions. No further action taken on complaint.|
|Mississippi||Kimberly Humphrey||F||Registration fraud||Pleaded guilty to false registration as qualified elector. (Case #2010-0675, Madison County)||5 years in county jail, with release after 1 day. Thereafter, 4 years and 364 days of supervised probation||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca...|
|Washington||Denise Ward||F||1||Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...|
|Washington||Chesa Legette||F||Registration Fraud||1||A charge of registration fraud against Chesa Legette was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...|
|Ohio||Jacqueline Maiden (Board of Elections Coordinator)||F||2004||General||OTHER||Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreamer, election board members, were accused of election crimes related to a ballot recount following the 2004 presidential election. Maiden and Dreamer were convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the sentence was overturned and they were granted a retrial. Both ultimately pleaded no contest.||Initially sentenced to 18 months in prison, but that was later overturned. Ultimately pleaded no contest and put in diversion program.||http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2007/11/05/cleveland_recount.html|
|Washington||Susan Ellen Cohen||F||2010-10||Absentee Ballot Fraud||1||Susan Ellen Cohen was charged with absentee ballot fraud, a felony, but the matter was dismissed and refiled as a misdemeanor.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394621-washington-island-county-1-3232.ht...|
|Michigan||Willie David Branham||M||2002 2004 2006 2008||Multiple Voting||4||Willie and Darlene Branham (husband and wife) were accused of voting both in Michigan and in Florida in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.|
|Illinois||Jesse Lewis||Charles Powell Sheila Thomas Kelvin Ellis Yvette Johnson||M||2004-11||General||D||Vote buying||East Saint Louis precinct committeemen Jesse Lewis, Charles Powell, Sheila Thomas, and Kelvin Ellis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates.||15 months in prison, 2 years supervised release, $200 ﬁne||http://archive.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=81280||http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts||http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...|
|Mississippi||Ronnie Wilkerson (former superintendent of schools)||M||2007||Democratic primary, Runoff||Vote Buying||1||Ronnie Wilkerson was charged with 1 count of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty. (Case #BK2008-001A, Circuit Court, Benton County)||5 years, with the first year in house arrest and then 4 years of post-release supervision. Pay $1,922.50.||http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas...||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...||http://djournal.com/news/grand-jury-charges-16-in-fraud-probe/|
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