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
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...
Mississippi Adrian Garth According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00081, Adrian Garth, manager of Aberdeen County Electric Department, was suspected of voter fraud. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
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-...
Tennessee Shirley Ward (president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women) F 2006-03 Tipton County Commission R 2006-08 Ineligible district voting 1 Shirley Ward, the president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women, was arrested on charges of voter fraud. She reportedly turned herself in and was accused of knowingly voting in the wrong district of the county during early voting. http://www.nashvillepost.com/home/article/20400398/gop-leader-arrested-by-tbi-fo...
Kentucky Stephen Ray Thomason M 2009-02 Registration fraud - ineligible felon Thomason, a convicted felon, was allegedly wrongfully registered to vote from January, 1973 to January, 2009. Thomason reportedly was a convicted murderer, and surviving members of the victim's family brought his voter registration to the attention of the State Board of Elections in 2008. Charged with wrongful registration. Pleaded guilty. One-year sentence with a pre-trial diversion of 5 years. http://www.wdrb.com/story/11661611/man-admits-wrongly-registering-to-vote http://migration.kentucky.gov/newsroom/ag/felonvote.htm http://migration.kentucky.gov/Newsroom/ag/thomasonindictment.htm http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/373976-kentucky-ag-response-with-cases.ht...
Georgia Baohunh Nguyen 2010-02 Absentee/Mail Accused of mishandling absentee ballots and applications. (State Elections Board Case #2008-0038; Gwinnett County) $2,700 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Connecticut Douglas Logan M 2010-11 Municipal Referendum Absentee Ballot Fraud Douglas Logan and Melissa Engel were alleged to have impermissibly handled absentee ballot applications and/or absentee ballots. An investigation by the The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded Logan and Engel's assisted "family", which is permissible. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_113.pdf
Georgia Leonard Childs M Registration Fraud Leonard Childs was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. Notaries did not notarize in the presence of affiants. https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kansas Ford County - Name Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Iowa. Referred to county attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Connecticut Margaret A. Lilley F Absentee/Mail Lilley, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future

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