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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Joshua Bradford M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Joshua Bradford was dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
North Carolina Anita Moore Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Valerie Moore Wayne Shatley F 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying Anita Moore and four others reportedly offered to pay, and paid, people to vote for Republican candidates and for Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. Pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2...
Illinois Rodney McCulloch M 2005 Republican primary R Petition fraud 7 0 Rodney McCullough was convicted of 3 counts of perjury and 1 count of disregarding the election code in a scheme that forged signatures to qualify Milton Township assesor James Gumm for the 2005 Republican primary ballot. McCulloch, a political consultant working on the reelection campaign of the Gumm, was also charged 3 counts of forgery. 2 years probation, 150 hours community service, $200 to county anti-crime fund http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-06-28/news/0806270432_1_election-fraud-p... http://caselaw.findlaw.com/il-court-of-appeals/1539352.html
New Jersey Joann Nibaldi F 2007 State General 2011 Absentee/Mail 1 Joann Nibaldi was accused of tampering with ballots used for the 2007 general election for state senate, in violation of absentee ballot laws. Charged with 1 count violation of absentee voting law, vote by mail-third degree. She waived her indictment and trial by jury and requested to be tried by the court. Pleaded to accusation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395065-new-jersey-dcj-cases-4.html
Illinois Jeannette Sims F 2008-11 2009-04 Registration Fraud Forgery Sims reportedly filed 10 fake voter registration cards before the November 2008 election. Sims was working with a voter registration drive sponsored by the Service Employees International Union. A handwriting expert examined the cards and determined that Sims filled out all 10 cards with fake addresses. Many of the registration cards were submitted with addresses that do not exist, while others bore the names of people who did not live at the addresses listed on the cards. Pleaded guilty. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=ADHB&p_theme=adhb&p_actio... http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=384932 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374731-illinois-lake-county-response.html
Texas Elizabeth Robledo Morales Jose Picasso F 2010-05 Alton municipal 2013-01 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 1 1 Elizabeth Robledo Morales and Magdalena Robledo Rodriguez were charged with illegal voting for their roles in a voter fraud scheme during Alton’s May 2010 city election. Both women were named in a December 2012 indictment accusing them of having voted in the 2010 Alton election even though they were not eligible to vote in it. In 2010, a controversy sparked in the small Hidalgo County town when nearly three dozen voters were flagged by the city, which had chosen to run its own election. Elections clerks noticed that several homes, the residences of the two challengers in the race, Jose Picasso and Salvador Vela, were listed as the address for a large number of voters with different last names. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/women-arrested-accused-of-illegal-voting/ar... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/former-alton-police-chief-commissioner-tied...
Texas Benito Aranda Jr. Mark Homero Almaraz M 2012-05 Primary 2014-04 Ineligible ? 1 1 Benito Aranda Jr. of Alice and Mark Homero Almaraz of San Diego were arrested for illegally voting in Jim Wells County in the May 2012 Primary Election, an election in which they knew they were not eligible to vote, a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in jail, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. https://web.archive.org/web/20140917211814/http://www.alicetx.com/news/article_a...
Mississippi John Edward "Tuney" Jones M 2002 Municipal 2003-09 Vote Buying 4 John Edward "Tuney" Jones was charged with paying multiple people $10 to allow him to vote their absentee ballots in 2002. Charged with 4 counts of influencing absentee ballot by payment of money. Pleaded guilty. (Case #CR03-307-CT1, Alcorn County) 2 years in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility, with 1 year suspended and 1 year of post-release supervision. Pay $1,260. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394763-mississippi-alcorn-county-cases.ht...
Wisconsin Robin Pannier 2004-11 Presidential Absentee Ballot Fraud 2 Robin Pannier was charged with two counts of voter fraud for making a false statement to acquire an absentee ballot. No prosecution. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399987-wisconsin-ozaukee-county-response-...
Texas Johnn Alaniz Juan Peña Juan Jose Garza M 2014-11 La Joya ISD school board 2014-11 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Impersonation Johnn Alaniz, Juan Peña, and Juan Jose Garza 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. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/trial-starts-for-la-joya-isd-board-members-... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/turn-of-events-on-last-day-of-la-joya-isd/a... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/la-joya-school-board-candidates-federal-empl...

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