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
Florida Deszi Marquis Hayes M 2016-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 Deszi Marquis Hayes, a convicted felon serving time in the Indian River County Jail, illegally voted by mail from jail in the 2016 general election. Hayes submitted a vote-by-mail ballot to the Supervisor of Elections Office, which was accepted and the inmate's votes counted. https://www.sebastiandaily.com/news/vero-beach/vero-beach-inmate-voted-illegally... http://www.nbc-2.com/story/33751442/report-felon-voted-illegally-from-florida-ja...
New Hampshire Stephan Bryant Ordway II M 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Stephan Bryant Ordway II because he reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to his address as undeliverable. His identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Ordway was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Georgia Johnny Durham M 2010 Ineligible voting Accused of being an unqualified voter. Pleaded guilty. $250 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http:/www.documentcloud.org/documents...
Texas Maria Esparza F Marie Esparza was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
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
Georgia Tracie Lott (daughter of candidate) F Illegal assistance Tracie Lott was accused of unlawfully assisting voters when her father was a candidate on the ballot. Case dismissed. Dismisssed https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Colorado. Evidence collected. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
New Mexico Idalia Lechuga-Tena (state legislator) F 2003-11 Albuquerque municipal D 2015-11 Non-citizen voting (+registration) New Mexico state legislator Rep. Idalia Lechuga-Tena admitted that she committed voter fraud, casting ballots before she became a naturalized U.S. citizen. According to the voting records obtained through the County Clerk, Lechuga-Tena first voted in an Albuquerque election in 2003 when she was 20, when she was not a citizen, and again in a 2014 Democratic primary election after becoming a citizen. Lechuga-Tena said that when she was 18, a group registered her to vote while she was at the University of New Mexico and that she didn’t know at the time that she had to be a U.S. citizen in order to vote. “I was a complete victim of the process,” she said. The case was referred to the district attorney in Bernalillo County in 2015, but the statute of limitations appeared to have expired. Lechuga-Tena also faced questions whether she actually lives within the district she represents. County records show that in 2007, Lechuga-Tena registered at an address within District 19, represented by state Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, D-Albuquerque. In December 2014 Lechuga-Tena submitted a voter registration card with a new address within House District 21, but with a mailing address the same as her previous residence. The registration card she submitted was dated December 5, almost ten days before the County Commission appointed Maez. Two months later, Lechuga-Tena filed a new registration card with an address back in House District 19. In November 2015, she submitted a registration card with the same House District 21 address. Statute of limitations expired http://nmpoliticalreport.com/19599/voting-history-of-new-rep-sent-to-da-for-poss... http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/da-reviews-newly-minted-legisla... http://nmpoliticalreport.com/19389/heres-who-wants-to-fill-the-vacancy-in-house-...
Michigan Julie Adriana Escobar F 2004 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud - non 1 Julie Adriana Escobar was a permanent resident, but not a U.S. citizen, when she was given a voter registration card as part of change-of-address paperwork. She filled it out and then voted in the 2004 general election.
Connecticut Gary Williams M Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was raised that Gary Williams was involved in voting and absentee ballot irregularities that may have occurred in connection with a ward co-chair primary. No further action taken on complaint.

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