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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut James M. Brown M 2009 Democratic Primary, municipal D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Brown, who assisted with Lydia Martinez’s campaign for city council, had violated laws pertaining to the dissemination and completion of absentee ballots. (Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission - File #2009-101) $300 fine, prohibited for four years from soliciting absentee ballots/distributing absentee ballot applications and required to comply with elections law. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_101.pdf
Texas Chris De Leon Irene Rodriguez F 2014-06 Mercedes municipal runoff Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Chris De Leon, the owner of the adult daycare that disabled senior Yolanda Gonzales attended, and Irene Rodriguez, the wife of Mercedes City Commissioner and mayoral candidate Rudy Rodriguez, 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. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/mercedes-man-alleges-campaign-workers-took-...
Washington Augustin Park 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...
California Leonis Malburg Domenica Malburg John Malburg M 2006-04 Vernon municipal 2006-11 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district Illegal assistance 8 1 Leonis Malburg, former mayor of Vernon, and his wife Domenica Malburg were convicted of fraudulent voting and voter registration fraud. Malburg, who had been mayor for 50 years prior to his resignation, and his wife did not live in Vernon and were thus ineligible to vote or be candidates in that municipality. Leonis Malburg was convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime, being a public official aiding illegal voting, falsifying a declaration of candidacy, voter registration fraud, false voter registration, perjury under oath, fraudulent voting and assisting an unqualified voter. 5 years probation, barred from holding elective office, $183,800 fines/penalties, $395,000+ restitution http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/-Local-Politician-Convicted-of-Fraud-785...
Oregon Ernesto Cirfuentes M 2000-07 Petition Fraud Ernesto Cirfuentes submitted forged signatures on an initiative petition. Pleaded guilty. 10 days in jail, 3 years of probation, about $1,000 in fines and 40 hours of community service. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Connie Southey F 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...
Georgia Amber Lynn F 2009 Registration Fraud Accused of false registration. Case referred to Richmond County District Attorney's Office. https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http:/www.documentcloud.org/documents...
Kansas Sedgwick County - Name Unknown 2009 Absentee Ballot Fraud A non-matching signature was found on an advance ballot envelope. Provisional ballot not counted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Alejandro Guerrero (deceased 2007) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Alejandro Guerrero to vote in person in 2012, even though Mr. Guerrero died in 2007. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Florida Benita Teal F Registration fraud 46 Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Teal was charged with 23 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 23 counts of submission of false voter registration information.

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