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 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Eunice Wilcox F No information available $200 fine and cease and desist order
Washington Connie Southey 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.
Connecticut Maricelys Maldonado F Registration Fraud Maricelys Maldonado was accused of forging 80 voter registration cards to fulfill her duties for the regional Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. Maldonado was hired to register people to vote, but admitted to taking names from the phone book to complete her work. Maldonado admitted to the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission that she forged the cards. Ordered to write letters of apology to 13 Connecticut towns and pay a $2,000 civil penalty.
Virginia Slick Dickerson 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Slick Dickerson was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County)
Ohio Elaine Buchanan F 2009-04 Petition Fraud 1 Elaine Buchanan was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions. Pleaded guilty to prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, felony. 6 months incarceration (suspended), 1 year of probation and $500 fine
Tennessee Brenda Woods F 2009 Municipal Procuring Illegal Votes 3 Brenda Woods was convicted of three counts of procuring an illegal vote, a Class E felony. 2 years for each offense, with credit given for one day’s jail service and the remainder of the time on supervised probation. Disqualified from holding public office for the duration of her sentence.
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 Jim Wells/Live Oak: 20066
Florida Deszi Marquis Hayes M 2016-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 Deszi Marquis Hayes, a convicted felon serving time in the Indian River County Jail, illegally voted by mail from jail in the 2016 general election. Hayes submitted a vote-by-mail ballot to the Supervisor of Elections Office, which was accepted and the inmate's votes counted.
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.
Minnesota Farhiya Abdi Dool F 2012-11 General 2013-06 Multiple voting In person 1 1 Farhiya Abdi Dool and Amina A Hassan were each charged with one felony count of voter fraud for voting twice in the 2012 general election, once by absentee ballot and again at a polling place. Dool and Hassan registered to vote at the Rice County Auditor’s Office on Nov. 5, 2012, and voted by absentee ballot that day. They each completed another voter registration application the next day, Election Day, at their polling location, signed the roster of new registrants, and voted again. The Somali immigrants told Rice County investigators that they did not intend to register and vote twice. Hassan said she had asked at the polling location if it was a problem if she had just voted but that a woman told her it was “no problem.” Rice County Auditor Fran Windschitl said there are procedures in place to prevent people from receiving a ballot on Election Day when they have already voted absentee, but the polls get hectic and it “must have been just an oversight” in Dool and Hassan’s instances.  Each charge carries a penlty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.


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