True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Forrest Downie (deceased 2005) 2008-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Forrest Downie to vote in person in 2008, even though Mr. Downie died in 2005. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/aug/13/more-deceased-voters-san-di... http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Georgia Qasim Cheema 2011-11 Non-citizen voting Accused of being a non-citizen registered to vote and voting. (State Elections Board Case #2009-00201111721) $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
New Mexico Sunland Park Municipal Government 2012-03 Sunland Park municipal 2012-03 Election injunction New Mexico's Secretary of State and Dona Ana County's District Attorney filed an emergency petition to enjoin Sunland Park's City Clerk from conducting the March 6, 2012 municipal election, due to reports of multiple cases of voter fraud. Thirteen individuals are registered to vote at one residence in Sunland Park, including six who registered between Jan. 5 and Feb. 7 of this year. Eight of them, including five who have already voted, don’t actually live in Sunland Park. More than one appears to also be registered to vote in El Paso. One woman helped several others who aren’t Sunland Park residents register to vote. Some of them have voted. Petition denied http://nmpolitics.net/Documents/03.02.12.SunlandParkPetitionRedacted.pdf http://nmpolitics.net/index/2012/03/officials-seek-sunland-park-election-delay-a...
Wisconsin Endalyn Adams (CVP employee) 2010 Registration fraud 1 0 Endalyn Adams pleaded guilty to Falsely Procuring Voter Registration as party to a crime (Felony Class I). Adams was a special registration deputy who solicited voter registrations while working for the Community Voter Project. Adams was sentenced to 15 months IC, 15 months ES – imposed and stayed, 3 years probation, and community service. *Plea deal: 15 months IC, 15 months ES – imposed and stayed, 3 years probation, community service http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown 2004 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Voters were incapable of voting but ballots were voted anyway. Accused of perjury and forgery, and the ballots were challenged. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Texas Trine Villalobos 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail 4 4 Trine Villalobos was convicted of four counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegal possession of other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2004 primary election. 6 months probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Reeves: 25,185
Kentucky Clark County - Name Unknown 2010 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Subjected to administrative procedure. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Mississippi Vaughn Gray Jr. 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral 2014-12 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Vaughn Gray, Jr. was charged with voting by an unqualified person for illegally voting in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral election. Gray was convicted of grand larceny prior to casting his ballot in 2013, which disenfranchised his vote due to the felony charge. Gray's sentence is pending, and he is currently booked in the Forrest County Jail on various charges. http://www.wdam.com/story/27644667/convicted-felon-one-other-indicted-for-illega... http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/hattiesburg/2015/04/01/man-p...
Texas Election contest: Jasen Rabalais v. Michael Papillion 2016-03 Democratic primary D 2016-03 Election contest Voter intimidation/coercion Absentee/mail Harris County constable chief deputy Jasen Rabalais, who narrowly missed making the runoff in the Precinct 3 constable's primary election on March 1,2016, has sued the top two vote-getters, seeking to annul the results because of alleged violations of election law. Rabalais alleged in court papers on March 10 that a campaign worker for Michel Pappillion, a candidate who beat him by 37 votes and edged him out of the runoff, illegally cast votes on behalf of some senior citizens. Sherman Eagleton was the top vote getter by more than 800 votes of more than 18,000 cast, while Rabalais came in third. Eagleton and Pappillion are scheduled to face each other in the May 2016 runoff for the Democratic nomination. Pappillion denied allegations that his campaign violated election law, but declined to say whether he employed the campaign worker, referring questions to his attorney, Andy Taylor. Rabalais' complaint states that the worker initially approached his campaign, offering to "deliver votes from seniors through special access to senior living facilities," guaranteeing 1,000 votes, and Rabalais turned her down. Rabalais supporters noticed the worker at the polls wearing a Pappillion shirt and telling elderly voters that they had already voted, the complaint alleges. The Rabalais campaign confronted the worker, who told them she is a nurse, has access to nursing homes and gets seniors to "vote for that person who [she is] working for," the complaint alleges. The complaint alleges the worker "deliberately falsified, illegally completed, or unlawfully influenced the ballots and early voting applications of elderly residents" in Precinct 3. Rabalais' suit calls for the court to order a new election, subtract illegal votes or "declare the outcome of the election if able to ascertain the true outcome." http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Constable-can...
California Name Not Disclosed Absentee Ballot Fraud Registration Fraud An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertained to registering yourself or another knowing that you or that person is not entitled to register; registering a non-existent person (including the deceased, animals, inanimate objects); fraudulently applying for, voting or attempting to vote an absentee ballot; perjury; voting or attempting to vote more than once in an election. The individual pleaded no contest to registering a non-existent person (including the deceased, animals, inanimate objects) and fraudulently applying for, voting or attempting to vote an absentee ballot http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...

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