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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Mamie Jackson M Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Jackson, a campaign volunteer, was accused of not signing absentee ballot applications she assisted with, as required by law. She was also accused of being present while people voted absentee ballots, a violation of state laws, because she was an agent of a political party. Civil penalty of $5,000, reduced to $500 due to financial hardship. Ordered not to assist with absentee ballot applications or distribute absentee ballots for two years. Ordered not to be present when people are filling out absentee ballots or to take them and to comply with the law in the future.
Iowa Michael Allen Lattimer M Michael Lattimer was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Time served http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
New York Dominick Forte M Petition Fraud Dominick Forte admitted to signing fake signatures on nominating petitions in an election for a seat on the Orange County Legislature. Pleaded guilty to Forgery in the Second Degree. Sentenced to conditional discharge http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/373982-new-york-orange-county-response.ht... http://www.recordonline.com/article/20091103/News/911030314
Texas Lydia Molina F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Vote buying 6 6 Lydia Molina pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with six counts of illegally possessing other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2006 primary election. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudiciation, 12 months community supervision, $300 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html
Texas Jose De Jesus Cano M 2008 School Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Jose De Jesus Cano pleaded* guilty to one count of illegally voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in a 2008 school election. *Plea deal; 10 years probation, $1000 fine, $313 court costs Hidalgo/Brooks: 09-09-10115 CR
New York Kevin McGrath Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail Troy City Councilman Kevin McGrath and Rensselaer County Working Families Party County Chairman Jim Welch testified before a special county grand jury investigating absentee-ballot fraud about allegations that voters' signatures were forged on absentee ballots and ballot applications for the September 2009 WFP primary. It's alleged that nine Democratic officials and party workers forged the ballot applications and ballots of voters, many of whom lived in city public housing. The inquiry resulted in the guilty plea of former City Clerk William McInerney and indictment of Councilman Michael LoPorto and County Democratic Elections Commissioner Edward McDonough. McInerney admitted forging a ballot and has agreed to cooperate with Special Prosecutor Trey Smith's investigation as part of a plea deal. LoPorto and McDonough were indicted by a grand jury in January 2011 on 116 counts of forgery and possessing forged documents. McDonough, LoPorto and McInerney are among nine Democrats identified as persons of interest in the investigation. McGrath also was identified but he has agreed to cooperate with the investigation.The other five are Council President Clement Campana, Councilmen Gary Galuski and John Brown, and party operatives Dan Brown, the councilman's brother, and Anthony DeFiglio, a former Troy Housing Authority clerk. Agreed to cooperate with investigators http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Ballot-fraud-case-testimony-continues-22...
Arkansas Sam Malone (West Memphis Police Officer) Hudson Hallum Kent Hallum Phillip Carter M 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General D Vote Buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy Former Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone pleaded guilty to the conspiracy that helped Hudson Hallum win his seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. Conspiring to commit election fraud in a scheme that included destroying ballots and exchanging money, alcohol and food for votes. Prosecutors said Hallum and his father, Kent, tasked campaign workers Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone with obtaining absentee ballot applications for certain voters and assisting voters in filling out the ballots, while actually completing absentee ballots in some instances without regard to the voter's actual candidate choice. A total of nine people were charged by federal and state authorities in connection with the plan. Carter had used the same absentee ballot fraud strategy in other elections at the state and federal level. Carter organized others, including Malone, a Quorum Court member, School Board member and police officer, to participate. Plea deal: 3 years probation, including 7.2 months of home confinement with electronic monitoring, 100 hours of community service http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/09/05/vote-fraud-case-coming-... https://www.fbi.gov/littlerock/press-releases/2013/former-state-representative-h... http://media.arkansasonline.com/news/documents/2012/09/05/hallumetal.electionfra...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Dara Welty (deceased 1998) Multiple Impersonation 0 14 Someone used the identity of Dara Welty to vote in San Diego County elections 14 times since her death in 1998. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/dead-voters-san-diego-count...
Florida Syble McKenzie F Non-citizen voting Syble McKenzie was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. (United States v. McKenzie; 0:04-CR-60160) Pleaded. Received 1 year probation, 30 hours community service. http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Georgia John Lawrence M Absentee Ballot Fraud Lawrence was an election official who published L&A testing before test was actually run. He also "misplaced" 67 absentee ballots. $1,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161204225513/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...

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