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 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Texas David Woodson M Voter intimidation/coercion David Woodsen was charged with official oppression and retaliation against a voter. No additional information available.
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Correan F. Edwards Ineligible felon voting 1 Correan F. Edwards was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon.
Ohio Christine Macklin F General 2013-05 Absentee/mail Impersonation 1 1 Christine Macklin of Bond Hill is accused of illegally voting from 2008 through 2012 for Mr. Eugene Rienzo, a severely disabled man for whom she was guardian. Macklin allegedly voted Rienzo’s absentee ballot after being disallowed to vote for him at the Board of Elections on October 2, 2012, the first day of early voting. Macklin was subpoenaed to appear before the Hamilton County Board of Elections on May 15, 2013 but did not show.
California Donahue Farrow M 2006 2006-10 Registration Fraud 1 0 Donahue Farrow pleaded* guilty, along with other signature gatherers, to deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Farrow would falsely tell voters that state law required them to register again before they could sign initiative petitions. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. Farrow was the eighth to plead guilty. *Plea deal: 46 days in jail, 3 years probation, barred from participating in any voter registration or signature-gathering activities while on probation
Washington Brigitte Salwierz 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.
Texas Magdalena Robledo Rodriguez Jose Picasso F 2010-05 Alton municipal 2013-01 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 2 2 Magdalena Robledo Rodriguez and Elizabeth Robledo Morales were charged with illegal voting for their roles in a voter fraud scheme during Alton’s May 2010 city election. Both women were named in a December 2012 indictment accusing them of having voted in the 2010 Alton election even though they were not eligible to vote in it. In 2010, a controversy sparked in the small Hidalgo County town when nearly three dozen voters were flagged by the city, which had chosen to run its own election. Elections clerks noticed that several homes, the residences of the two challengers in the race, Jose Picasso and Salvador Vela, were listed as the address for a large number of voters with different last names.
New Hampshire Lorin C. Schneider Jr. M 2008-11 2012-01 2012-11 General, Primary D Ineligible district voting 3 3 Lorin C. Schneider Jr., who lives in Carver, Mass., pleaded* guilty in Hillsborough County Superior Court, Northern District, to one felony and two misdemeanor charges of wrongful voting in violation of state law. Schneider illegally voted in the Ward 9 polling place in Manchester on Nov. 6, 2012, during the presidential election; in the 2012 presidential primary election, when he took a Democratic ballot; and in Ward 9 during the 2008 presidential election. By law, a voter may only vote in the town, ward or unincorporated place in which he or she is domiciled. Schneider was given a 1-to 3-year state prison sentence, all suspended for five years on the condition of good behavior. He also must pay a $5,000 fine, plus a 24% penalty assessment, and loses his right to vote in New Hampshire, even if he is qualified, pursuant to the state constitution. Assistant Attorney General Stephen G. LaBonte said Schneider voted only in New Hampshire in presidential election years -- and not in Massachusetts -- and did not vote here in mid-term elections. Authorities said someone recognized Schneider and knew he had moved away from Manchester more than 20 years ago. The city clerk's office provided investigators with documentation showing he was registered to vote in Ward 9 and that his name was crossed on the voter checklist on election day. He was registered as a Democrat, with an address of 58 Brunelle Ave. attached to his name on city voter registration records. *Plea deal: 1-to 3-year state prison sentence (suspended ), $5,000 fine plus a 24% penalty assessment, loss of right to vote in New Hampshire.
Mississippi Brenda Wiggs (circuit clerk) F Brenda Wiggs, Circuit Clerk of Monroe County, was charged with voter fraud.
Illinois John Jay Bieschke M Petition Fraud Forgery John Jay Bieschke pleaded guilty to forged nominating petitions.
Texas Election contest: Brian Black v. John Hegemier 2014-11 Bandera municipal 2014-11 Election contest Ineligible district voting Absentee/mail Candidate Brian Black challenged the results of the November 2014 mayoral election, which his opponent John Hegemier won by just 6 votes, 117 to 111, alleging that people who lived outside the city limits voted in the election and that mail ballots were illegally hand-delivered to voters in a rehabilitation center. Black's campaign manager also alleged that a specific poll worker, Rilla Stevens, tampered with the election between Oct. 20 and 31, during early voting, to ensure Hegemier’s win by electioneering whilw working at the polls. Bandera County Elections Administrator Toba Perez-Wright claimed that as a voter registrar, she cannot challenge someone’s residency. Only another registered voter has that right.


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