True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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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 Source1sort ascending Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Michael Douglas, Jr. Olin Norman “Bobo” Gibson M 2004 Dodge County sheriff D 2009-07 Absentee/Mail Vote buying Multiple voting 6 100 Michael Douglas, Jr. pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes and vote more than once in the 2004 sheriff election, in violation of federal law. Douglas was charged with 2 counts of conspiracy and 4 counts of vote buying. "Bobo" Gibson, who was also charged in the conspiracy, pleaded guilty to buying a vote for Douglas. The government presented evidence that Douglas provided money to supporters, including Gibson, to be used to buy votes, and that Douglas supporters paid hundreds of voters for their absentee ballots, in particular blank absentee ballots, then filled those ballots out with votes for Douglas and cast them in the election. *Plea deal: 18 months in federal prison https://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2010/at031210b.htm http://www.macon.com/news/article28573060.html http://www.macon.com/news/article28587751.html
Georgia Olin Norman “Bobo” Gibson Michael Douglas, Jr. M 2004 Dodge County sheriff D 2009-07 Absentee/Mail Vote buying 1 100 Olin Norman “Bobo” Gibson pleaded* guilty to buying a vote for Michael Douglas in the 2004 sheriff election. Gibson and Douglas were both charged in the conspiracy to buy hundreds of voters' absentee ballots with money provided by Douglas, in particular blank absentee ballots, and fill those ballots out with votes for Douglas and cast them in the election. *Plea deal: 4 months in prison https://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2010/at031210b.htm http://www.macon.com/news/article28573060.html http://www.macon.com/news/article28587751.html http://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article28581598.html
Florida Lloyd George Palmer M Non-citizen voting Lloyd George Palmer was one of 15 non citizens charged with voting in various elections. Four of the defendants were also charged with making false claims of citizenship. Ten defendants were convicted, one was acquitted and charges against the remaining four defendants were dismissed. The case against Palmer was dismissed. Dismissed https://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Florida Helen Elizabeth Exavier F Non-citizen voting Helen Elizabeth Exavier was one of 15 non citizens charged with voting in various elections. Four of the defendants were also charged with making false claims of citizenship. Ten defendants were convicted, one was acquitted and charges against the remaining four defendants were dismissed. The case against Exavier was dismissed. Dismissed https://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Florida Gerard Francois M Non-citizen voting Gerard Francois was one of 15 non citizens charged with voting in various elections. Four of the defendants were also charged with making false claims of citizenship. Ten defendants were convicted, one was acquitted and charges against the remaining four defendants were dismissed. The case against Francois was dismissed. Dismissed https://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Florida Velrine Palmer F Non-citizen voting Velrine Palmer was one of 15 non citizens charged with voting in various elections. Four of the defendants were also charged with making false claims of citizenship. Ten defendants were convicted, one was acquitted and charges against the remaining four defendants were dismissed. The case against Palmer was dismissed. Dismissed https://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
New York Elbin Lopez Elbin Lopez Betty Julien Luis Vargas (campaign workers for Democrat Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo) M 2013-09 Bronx Assembly special - Democrat primary D 2014-03 Petition fraud Forgery Elbin Lopez, Betty Julien, and Luis Vargas - former campaign workers for Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo's 2013 reelection bid - were charged with forging nearly 100 signatures on the candidate's primary ballot petitions, including celebrities' names as well as fake addresses, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office. The three were charged with multiple felony counts, including falsifying business records and forgery. They were hired to gather signatures to get Arroyo's name placed on the September 2013 Democratic primary election and were paid a dollar for each signature they collected. 81% of the 3,339 signatures filed by the campaign were deemed invalid. https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140326/melrose/former-campaign-workers-for-br... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/councilwoman-arroyo-campaign-workers-b... http://bronxda.nyc.gov/downloads/pdf/PR/2014/2014%20Press%20Releases.pdf
New York Betty Julien Elbin Lopez Betty Julien Luis Vargas (campaign workers for Democrat Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo) F 2013-09 Bronx Assembly special - Democrat primary D 2014-03 Petition fraud Forgery Betty Julien, Elbin Lopez, and Luis Vargas - former campaign workers for Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo's 2013 reelection bid - were charged with forging nearly 100 signatures on the candidate's primary ballot petitions, including celebrities' names as well as fake addresses, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office. The three were charged with multiple felony counts, including falsifying business records and forgery. They were hired to gather signatures to get Arroyo's name placed on the September 2013 Democratic primary election and were paid a dollar for each signature they collected. 81% of the 3,339 signatures filed by the campaign were deemed invalid. https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140326/melrose/former-campaign-workers-for-br... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/councilwoman-arroyo-campaign-workers-b...
New York Luis Vargas Elbin Lopez Betty Julien Luis Vargas (campaign workers for Democrat Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo) M 2013-09 Bronx Assembly special - Democrat primary D 2014-03 Petition fraud Forgery Luis Vargas, Elbin Lopez, and Betty Julien - former campaign workers for Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo's 2013 reelection bid - were charged with forging nearly 100 signatures on the candidate's primary ballot petitions, including celebrities' names as well as fake addresses, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office. The three were charged with multiple felony counts, including falsifying business records and forgery. They were hired to gather signatures to get Arroyo's name placed on the September 2013 Democratic primary election and were paid a dollar for each signature they collected. 81% of the 3,339 signatures filed by the campaign were deemed invalid. https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140326/melrose/former-campaign-workers-for-br... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/councilwoman-arroyo-campaign-workers-b...
Massachusetts Mark Evangelous M, 2011-10 Marlborough municipal 2012-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation-deceased Forgery 3 0 Mark Evangelous, a candidate for councilor-at-large in the 2011 Marlborough city election, was indicted in February 2012 on voter fraud charges for submitting a fraudulent absentee ballot application in the name of a deceased voter. A grand jury returned a “true bill” indicting Evangelous, age 51, with charges of forgery, uttering and violating absentee voting laws. He has also been charged with lying to the police during an investigation of the allegations. The charges relate to a fraudulent absentee ballot application that was submitted to the City Clerk's office by Evangelous, on the Friday before the November 1, 2011 election, for a person he said was his aunt. The clerk's office subsequently determined the woman was deceased.  In November 2012, after Evangelous admitted to sufficient facts, a Middlesex Superior Court judge continued the case without a finding, placing Evangelous on probation for a year and assigning 200 hours of community service, after which the forgery and uttering charges would be dismissed.  *Plea deal:1 year probation plus 200 hours community service, for forgery, uttering a false document and violating absentee voting laws (forgery and uttering to be dropped on completion of sentence). https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/02/16/marlborough-city-council-candidate-... http://middlesexda.com/news/press-release.php?reference=529 http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20121005/News/310059325

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