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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Millie Herrera F Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was raised that Millie Herrera violated absentee ballot laws. Complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Texas Cynthis Pena F 2007 Municipal and School Ineligible Voting Registration Fraud 2 Cynthis Pena was charged with illegal voting as a result of helping register convicted felons who cast ballots in a 2007 municipal election and a school election. Pleaded guilty. 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and 4 years of probation https://www.scribd.com/document/44926829/Prosecutions-Update-Nov-10
Connecticut Lori McArthur Francis McArthur F 2008-11 2010-11 General General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting Francis McArthur and Lori McArthur registered to vote using as their address, the business address for a private mail facility. An investigation by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded that both women had violated the law by registering to vote using the business address, by affirming they were bona fide residents when they presented themselves to vote and by casting votes. Due to mitigating circumstances, the Commission ordered the removal of the names from the voter rolls under the busienss address, but ordered no further action be taken. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_061.pdf
Kansas Wyandotte County - Name Unknown 2004 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in Missouri and Kansas. Prosecuted by US Attorney; defendant pleaded guilty to misdemeanor. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Illinois Leander Brooks (former election judge) M 2002-11 General 2003 Absentee/Mail Forgery 4 4 Former election judge Leander Brooks pleaded* guilty to four counts of forging the signatures on ballot applications in the November 2002 election, allowing unregistered or otherwise illegitimate voters to cast the ballots. *Plea deal: 18 months in prison http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2005/01/the-big-picture-east-st-louis-voter-frau...
Connecticut Luz Lopez Carlos Lopez F 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 State of 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
Illinois Joan Fortner F Multiple Voting Joan Fortner pleaded guilty to voting twice in the same election. Charged with disregard of election code. Charged with disregard of election code. Received supervision. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403882-illinois-lake-county-response.html
Missouri Kwaim A. Stenson M 2006 Registration Fraud 2 Four individuals working for ACORN on a voter registration drive were indicted on Federal charges of filing false voter registration applications. 4 months and 5 days incarceration http://www.kmbc.com/ACORN-Workers-Indicted-For-Alleged-Voter-Fraud/12353984 http://nlpc.org/stories/2007/06/04/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-vote-fraud-kansas-... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1891765/posts
Washington Justin Black M 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...
Texas Irene Rodriguez Chris De Leon F 2014-06 Mercedes municipal runoff Absentee/mail Illegal assistance 3 Irene Rodriguez, the wife of Mercedes City Commissioner and mayoral candidate Rudy Rodriguez, and Chris De Leon, the owner of the adult daycare that disabled senior Yolanda Gonzales attended, entered Gonzales' home, opened mail-in ballots for the June 2014 City Commission runoff, and instructed Gonzales how to complete her own ballot. The two women then instructed Gonzales to complete and sign the ballots of her mentally-impaired brother Rene Gonzales and her 88-year-old bedridden father Jose Gonzales, who weren’t home. It’s illegal to cast someone’s vote for them without their knowledge and to instruct someone how to vote as they are voting. It is also against the law to mark their ballot or take it to the mail for them without signing as a voter assistant. Describing the incident, Yolanda Gonzales — who, at 64, suffers from various disabilities — didn’t seem to understand that what she had done was wrong. She said she had just followed the instructions of the campaign workers, who told her she was allowed to mark votes for her father and brother. The complaints were referred to Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/mercedes-man-alleges-campaign-workers-took-...

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