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 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi Jasper Buggs, Sr. M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Jasper Buggs, Sr. was charged with 1 count of voter fraud and 2 counts of bribery in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to two counts and one was dismissed. (Case #BK2008-005, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years, with first year under house arrest and 4 years post-release supervision. Pay $3,522.50 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo... http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas...
Texas Pauline Cusack (election official) F There were reportedly voting irregularities in a Gillsepie County election that Pauline Cusack oversaw. Case declined for prosecution. Letter sent to Secretary of State.
Iowa Andrew Lee Peterson M 2008 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Andrew Lee Peterson pleaded* guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had his voting rights restored. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/election-misconduct-defendant-pleads-guilty/art...
Connecticut Carlos Lopez Luz Lopez M 2004-11 2006-11 2007-11 Ineligible District Voting 3 Carlos Lopez and his wife, Luz S. Lopez, were accused of registering to vote and voting in Hartford during the course of 3 elections (Nov. 2, 2004; Nov. 6, 2006; Nov. 7, 2007) when they were residents of Farmington. Lopez said he thought he could register and vote in Hartford because he owned a business there for more than 30 years. He reported himself to the state elections commission. He was arrested as part of a grand jury investigation of Mayor Eddie Perez. The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission found that the Lopezes had violated the law by registering to vote in a town where they didn't live and illegally voting in three elections. They were each fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. Fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2009_096.pdf
New Jersey Jason Aviles M Jason Aviles was charged with voter fraud under NJSA 19:34-11. Fraudulent voting; interference with election or canvass; third degree crime.
Iowa Theodore Cody Perez Esteban Ricardo Carrasco M Theodore Carrasco was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.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...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Jason Smith M Petition Fraud Jason Smith 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...
Connecticut Lynn Appleby Absentee/Mail Appleby, 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
Indiana Rachel Aviles F 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2006 Ineligible district voting 1 1 Rachel Aviles 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 precinct in which she did not live. Pleaded guilty to voting in other precinct, a misdemeanor. 1 year of probation http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/list-of-people-indicted/article_dad5024d-a3bc...

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