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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Terry Belli F 2008 Multiple Voting 1 Terry Belli voted in both Fairfield and Franklin counties in the 2008 election. She was convicted and sentenced. 180 days in jail and $1,000 fine http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/12/03/2-more-convictions-for-vote-fraud-in-o...
Wisconsin Leonard K. Brown M 2011 2012 Multiple 2013-03 Ineligible district voting 5 5 Leonard K. Brown pleaded* guilty to illegally voting five times in 2011 and 2012 in West Milwaukee, when in fact he did not have residency there. The illegal ballots were cast April 5, 2011; and Feb. 21, April 2, June 5, and Nov. 6, 2012. Brown was convicted of five felonies and now is prohibited from voting until his civil rights are restored. Brown was also charged separately for voting twice in the November 2012 presidential election, in person in Milwaukee on Election Day and by absentee ballot in West Milwaukee four days earlier, and with making a false statement to an election official on election day. Brown was among 10 people charged in March 2013 with a variety of charges related to voter fraud. http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-to-five-counts-of... http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/prosecutors-charge-10-with-voter-fraud-4t... http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/prosecutors-investigating-two-suspected-cases...
Texas Rebecca Gonzalez Francisco “Frankie” Garcia Diana Balderas Castaneda Guadalupe Escamilla F 2012-11 Donna ISD school board D 2014-01 Vote buying (federal) 1 1 Rebecca Gonzalez was one of three campaign workers who who pleaded* guilty to federal vote-buying charges stemming from the November 2012 Donna school board election. The women gave residents cash, drugs, beer and cigarettes, which the candidates they worked for and their campaign managers would give them for that purpose, In exchange for their votes in the 2012 primary and general elections. Gonzalez pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying and was sentenced to four months in prison and two years of supervised release. *Plea deal: 4 months in prison plus two years of supervised release https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/campaign-worker-pleads-guilty-buying-votes-donna-... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/13/us/politics/texas-vote-buying-case-casts-glare... http://m.themonitor.com/news/local/article_79bc9700-95da-11e3-8512-0017a43b2370.... https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/three-campaign-workers-charged-buying-votes-donna... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/donna-politiqueras-sentenced-after-buying-v...
North Carolina Karen Bridges F 2015-11 Trinity municipal Ineligible district voting In person 1 Criminal charges will be recommended in the voter fraud case concerning former Trinity resident Karen Bridges. The Randolph County Board of Elections voted to make the recommendation to the District Attorney’s Office, based on state statutes. Bridges cast a vote in the November 2015 city election, knowing that she was no longer a resident of Trinity and therefore ineligible to vote. Candidate Tommy Johnson challenged the right of Bridges, a former member of the Trinity Planning Board and a former Trinity City Council member, to vote in the election. Johnson is tied with candidate Linda Gantt, 168-to-168, for the seat. Bridges said she believed she did nothing wrong because a poll worker allowed her to vote. Darren Allen, an elections board member, said at an election protest meeting that he didn’t believe someone who had been involved in the process, had conducted several election campaigns and served in a town office could not have known she was ineligible to vote. The board also approved removing Bridges’ name from the county voter rolls. “She testified that she is no longer a resident of Trinity,” said board member William McAnulty. “She has admitted that she moved, so the administration can remove her name. We’ll send her notification that we did that.” The Randolph County Board of Elections also voted to recommend Trinity conduct a new election for the at-large seat that was on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballot. http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/trinity-may-have-hold-new-election http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/elections-board-recommends-charges-against...
Florida Tomika Curgil F 2016-10 Registration Fraud Tomika Curgil was accused of filling out voter registration forms for five people without their consent. She also submitted at least 15 forms for people who apparently don’t exist — and several forms for people who are dead. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article111029767.ht...
Georgia Tina Goodwin F 2010 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of mishandling absentee ballots and failing to swear in poll officers. $600 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Missouri Kwaim A. Stenson M 2006 Registration Fraud 2 Four individuals working for ACORN on a voter registration drive were indicted on Federal charges of filing false voter registration applications. 4 months and 5 days incarceration http://www.kmbc.com/ACORN-Workers-Indicted-For-Alleged-Voter-Fraud/12353984 http://nlpc.org/stories/2007/06/04/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-vote-fraud-kansas-... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1891765/posts
Washington Justin Black 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...
Wisconsin Glenn D. Schofield M 2009-12 Ineligible felon voting Glenn D. Schofield was accused of casting a vote while being a felon on supervision. Pleaded guilty to the charges. 1 year and 6 months probation and fined $654.50 plus court fees http://www.wqow.com/global/story.asp?s=11675731
Indiana Ivan Dunbar M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-03 Ineligible district voting 1 Ivan and Alicia Dunbar pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in another precinct in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_6af53cdd-4bf0-520d-ad4a-6f0548f72e20....

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