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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Katherine Irene Magyar F 2008-11 Presidential Multiple Voting A complaint was brought against Katherine Irene Magyar alleging that she had voted both by absentee ballot and in person during the 2008 presidential election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_221.pdf
Kentucky Henry County - Name Unknown 2005 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with destruction of registration records. Charge was dismissed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Kentucky Donald "Champ" Maze (former Bath County Attorney) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2006-11 Vote buying Donald "Champ" Maze pleaded guilty on the fifth day of his trial to paying three people up to $200 to vote for him in the primary election. 21 months in federal prison http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/6579132.html http://www.dailyindependent.com/opinion/editorials/elected-indicted/article_e976... http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/10185416.html
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...
Utah Corby J. Raddon M 2006 Sheriff Registration Fraud Corby J. Raddon, along with 50 other people in Utah's Daggett County, was accused in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All 51 were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700235413/Daggett-County-attorney-quits-case-...
Georgia Arthur Miller M 2010 Ineligible district voting Miller was accused of voting in a race when he was unqualified to do so, because he claimed an address where he no longer resided. $500 fine, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Washington Jared Randolph Hoadley M 2004-11 2005-06 Multiple Voting Absentee/Mail - Impersonation Forgery 1 Jared Randolph Hoadley was charged with casting an absentee ballot in the name of Hans Pitzen, who had lived at the same Seattle address as Hoadley and who died last May. 1 year in jail (suspended) and $5,000 fine (suspended $4,900) http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20050622&slug=vote22m http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
Missouri Election contest: Bruce Franks v. Penny Hubbard 2016-08 Democratic primary D 2016-08 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 230 A judge ordered a new election in the August 2016 Democratic primary for Missouri state House District 78, saying that “the court is firmly convinced” that absentee ballot irregularities “affected the outcome of the election.” Challenger Bruce Franks contested the results after losing to incumbent Penny Hubbard by just 90 votes. Franks alleged that as many as 230 absentee ballots were obtained illegally, were tampered with, or both. New election ordered - outcome changed/Franks won http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/st-louis-election-board-ask... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/p-d-investigation-reveals-mu... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/absentee-voting-under-way-i...
Georgia Laurie Fulton (election official) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Laurie Fulton published notice of L&A testing but did not test for a month after notice and misplaced 67 ballots. $1,000 civil penalty, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Texas Irene Rodriguez Chris De Leon F 2014-06 Mercedes municipal runoff Absentee/mail Illegal assistance 3 Irene Rodriguez, the wife of Mercedes City Commissioner and mayoral candidate Rudy Rodriguez, and Chris De Leon, the owner of the adult daycare that disabled senior Yolanda Gonzales attended, entered Gonzales' home, opened mail-in ballots for the June 2014 City Commission runoff, and instructed Gonzales how to complete her own ballot. The two women then instructed Gonzales to complete and sign the ballots of her mentally-impaired brother Rene Gonzales and her 88-year-old bedridden father Jose Gonzales, who weren’t home. It’s illegal to cast someone’s vote for them without their knowledge and to instruct someone how to vote as they are voting. It is also against the law to mark their ballot or take it to the mail for them without signing as a voter assistant. Describing the incident, Yolanda Gonzales — who, at 64, suffers from various disabilities — didn’t seem to understand that what she had done was wrong. She said she had just followed the instructions of the campaign workers, who told her she was allowed to mark votes for her father and brother. The complaints were referred to Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/mercedes-man-alleges-campaign-workers-took-...

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