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 Source1sort ascending Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Indiana ADDED SOURCE Randy Morris (police officer) M 2003 Democratic Mayoral Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Randy Morris, a police officer, was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Charged with 1 count voting in other precinct. All charges dismissed. Dismissed https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-113B189B4A24F838.html
Indiana Christopher Lopez M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2005 Ineligible district voting 4 Christopher Lopez was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Son of contractor and "political insider" Mickey Lopez and brother of Michael Lopez. Charged with 3 counts voting in other precinct, 1 count unauthorized entries at polls. Pleaded guilty to unauthorized entries at polls, a misdemeanor. Other counts dismissed. 60 days of probation https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-10F441B1C90C6800.html http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2214 http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/arrests-planned-on-voter-fraud-charges/article_8d...
Indiana Michael Lopez M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2005 Ineligible district voting 4 Michael Lopez was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Son of contractor and "political insider" Mickey Lopez and brother of Christopher Lopez. Charged with 3 counts voting in other precinct and 1 count unauthorized entries at polls. Pleaded guilty to unauthorized entries at polls, a misdemeanor. Other counts dismissed. $1000 fine https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-10F441B1C90C6800.html
Indiana Robert Croy M 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Robert and Dolores Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud during the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. Robert and Dolores Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud in the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-10BDF39045D8A4A0.html
Indiana Dolores Croy F 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Dolores and Robert Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud during the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. Dolores and Robert Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud in the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-10BDF39045D8A4A0.html
Indiana Glenn Pitts M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D Absentee Ballot Fraud Ineligible district voting Perjury 5 1 Glenn Pitts was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Claimed that he was offered $30 to sign up for a ballot and hand it to someone else. Charged with 2 counts perjury, 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, and 1 count failure to cast or return ballot in authorized manner. Pleaded guilty to failure to cast or return ballot in authorized manner, a misdemeanor. Other counts dismissed. 129 days in county jail https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-0FF62E945C7E45B1.html http://www.nwitimes.com/news/state-and-regional/reports-of-vote-buying-surface/a...
Indiana Jimmy Franklin M 2003 Democratic Mayoral Primary OTHER 1 Jimmy Franklin was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Claimed that he got a ballot in the mail that his landlord told him to relinquish. Charged with 1 count obstruction of justice. Charges dismissed because of defendant's death. Dismissed due to defendant's death. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-0FF62E945C7E45B1.html
Florida James Webb Baker Jr. M 2012-10 General D Voter intimidation/coercion 2 0 James Webb Baker Jr. pleaded* guilty to one count of voter intimidation and one count of identification fraud after admitting to sending about 200 letters a month before the 2012 election to prominent Florida Republicans in an effort to intimidate them and interfere with their voting rights, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office plea agreement filed in Tampa’s U.S. District Court. The letters told recipients they would be unable to vote unless they could prove American citizenship. The Florida Division of Elections received reports from 28 counties about the letters that were mailed with a Seattle postmark dated Oct. 17. Baker admitted that he intended the letters to look as if they were written by county elections officials and that his purpose in sending the letters was to intimidate the recipients and interfere with their right to vote. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 6 months home detention, 200 hours community service, $4,000 fine https://www.fbi.gov/tampa/press-releases/2014/seattle-man-pleads-guilty-to-voter... http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/no-prison-for-seattle-man-who-intimidated-gop-dono...
Pennsylvania Richard Toney M 2009-05 Democratic primary D Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Federal conspiracy 1 50 Richard Toney pleaded* guilty to violating federal election laws by soliciting absentee ballots that prosecutors say benefited his wife and her running mate. Toney was immediately sentenced to three years’ probation. Toney retired in 2013, but in 2009 was still officer-in-charge of police in Harmar Township, PA. That’s when federal prosecutors contend he solicited absentee ballots for his wife, Kim Toney, and her running mate in that year’s Democratic primary for township supervisor. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Ortiz told the judge that Toney and another man who wasn’t indicted but cooperated with authorities applied for absentee ballots, then had them filled out - often by people who shouldn’t have legally done so because they weren’t really going to be absent for the May 2009 primary. Ortiz said some voters felt compelled to go along for fear of “potential adverse consequences” because Toney was the township’s top cop. Before the absentee ballots were counted, Kim Toney and a challenger, Robert Exler, won the top two slots in the primary. After 50 absentee ballots were counted, Toney and her running mate, Jerry Chalmers, prevailed and went on to win the general election and two seats on the five-member board that runs the township. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, for 1 charge of federal conspiracy https://www.fbi.gov/pittsburgh/press-releases/2014/former-harmar-township-police... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/25/ex-chief-to-plead-to-soliciting-...
Kentucky Randall E. Salyer M 2010-11 General 2011-02 Vote buying 2 Randall E. Salyer was convicted by a jury on two counts of vote buying. Evidence at trial proved that Salyer paid two individuals for their votes in November 2010. According to trial testimony, Salyer paid these individuals $100 each for bringing him their absentee ballots. 21 months in prison https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/salyersville-man-sentenced-21...

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