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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Erin Coats 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. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Connecticut CT ACORN 2008 Registration Fraud Two Republican registrars of voters brought complaints to the State Elections Enforcement Commission that hundreds of registration applications ACORN submitted to them were "problem cards." The Commission investigated ACORN's actions near the registrars' cities, Bridgeport and Stamford. An investigation found there was not enough evidence to "determine that CT ACORN had an institutional or systemic role in designing and implementing a scheme or strategy to fraudulently register or enroll electors" in the two cities. The Commission took no further action. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2008_131%20&135.pdf
Texas Multiple political operatives 2012 2016 Multiple Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Forgery An investigation into what is allegedly the largest voter fraud operation in Texas history, involving at least 20,000 fraudulently-harvested mail ballots, is underway in Tarrant County. At least two races were apparently won through voter fraud: State Rep. Ramon Romero Jr. (D–Fort Worth) and Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem Sal Espino. Espino won his race by a twenty-six vote margin in an election in which 450 votes were fraudulently harvested. Romero won his seat by a 110 vote margin. http://www.empowertexans.com/around-texas/evidence-of-alleged-tarrant-county-vot...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Jeremy Scheinbart M Petition Fraud Jeremy Scheinbart was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Case closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Texas Ester Sandoval Martinez-Moreno F 2010-03 Primary In person Ballot tampering 1 1 Ester Sandoval Martinez-Moreno pleaded* guilty to one count of tampering with a government record after being accused of unlawfully accepting a voter, unlawfully permitting the deposit of a ballot, and illegal voting in the 2010 primary election. *Plea deal: 1 year probation Bexar: 2010-W-0375
Michigan Darlene Frances Branham F 2002 2004 2006 2008 Multiple Voting 4 Willie and Darlene Branham (husband and wife) were accused of voting both in Michigan and in Florida in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Connecticut Lola Hailey F Absentee/Mail Hailey, 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
Virginia Michael Anthony Harris M Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 Michael Anthony Harris was accused of registering to vote after having been convicted of a felony. Charged with 1 count making a false statement on an election form. Pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. 4 days in jail
Colorado John Patrick Maben M Multiple voting 1 1 John Patrick Maben pleaded* guilty to one count of voting twice. *Plea deal: 1 day in jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Oklahoma Darryl Cates M D 2010-07 Absentee/Mail 5 Darryl Cates was accused of falsely notarizing absentee ballots. He reportedly received hundreds of absentee ballot applications from the Adair County Election Board for his unofficial voter drive and took them to people who requested them. Cates then reportedly helped them mail the ballots. Charged with 5 counts of False Notarization of Absentee Ballot. Cates pleaded guilty to 3 counts and 2 counts were dismissed. Deferred sentence of 3 years http://watchdog.org/975/ok-feds-helping-in-local-investigation-into-cates-vote-f... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366870-oklahoma-response.html

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