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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kansas Johnson County - Names Unknown 2010 Absentee Ballot Fraud A voter received an advance ballot for which he didn't apply, and another person was accused of filling out the application. No action taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Texas Carolyn Bilski F Absentee Ballot Fraud Carolyn Bilski was charged with possessing a ballot or carrier envelope intended for another. Bilski was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Norma McCloud F OTHER Norma McCloud was accused of permiting sister-in-law of candidate to work as poll worker. Dismissed https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Virginia ? 2012-11 General Multiple voting The Virginia attorney general’s office investigated several possible cases of multi-state duplicate voting uncovered after a comparison of the commonwealth’s registration rolls against voter lists in 21 other states. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-politics/virginia-ag-to-investigate-poss...
Pennsylvania Michael Vadella Joseph Vadella James Vadella M 1997 Primary 1997-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal assistance Joseph Vadella, along with his brothers, James and Michael, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attempt to influence a primary election in which Joseph Vadella was a candidate. The scheme involved signing up voters to receive absentee ballots without their knowledge. Campaign workers would pick up the ballots, telling voters that they would take care of the forms. In some cases, campaign workers filled out blank ones or opened others and changed them. http://archives.timesleader.com/1997/1997_17/1997_10_02_CARBONDALE_MAYOR_ENTERS_...
Connecticut Killingly Kids Count Voter intimidation/coercion Citizens for Limited Taxation filed a complaint against Killingly Kids Count (KKC), a registered political committee, with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission that alleged the group tried to intimidate voters through its flyers for two separate elections. It also alleged that a school official had "advocated a position on a referendum using public funds," when he called a radio station and told listeners to vote against a measure. After an investigation, the commission found there was no evidence that the group had posted the flyers. The commission also concluded that the school principal made the call during his break and was not guilty of any wrongdoing. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Texas Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Bernice Garcia Margarita Rangel Ozuna Sara Virginia Perales Vicenta Guajardo Verino Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Tomasa Ramirez Chavez was one of six Cameron County politiqueras charged with voter fraud as a result of a multi-agency investigation into illicit voting activity surrounding the Democratic primary runoff in July 2012 that included federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Chavez was charged with unlawfully assisting a voter, improperly returning a marked ballot and ballot carrier violations. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/article_4b4413f6-0d5a-11e4-9c30-0017a43b23...
Wisconsin Milo R. Ocasio M Ineligible felon voting Milo R. Ocasio was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. Pleaded guilty. 1 year of probation and $100 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Mississippi Ollie B. Pelas M 2009-05 According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00059, a complaint was filed against Ollie B. Pelas on 5/27/09. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
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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