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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Luz Lopez Carlos Lopez F 2004-11 2006-11 2007-11 Ineligible District Voting 3 Carlos Lopez and his wife, Luz S. Lopez, were accused of registering to vote and voting in Hartford during the course of 3 elections (Nov. 2, 2004; Nov. 6, 2006; Nov. 7, 2007) when they were residents of Farmington. Lopez said he thought he could register and vote in Hartford because he owned a business there for more than 30 years. He reported himself to the state elections commission. He was arrested as part of a grand jury investigation of Mayor Eddie Perez. The State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission found that the Lopezes had violated the law by registering to vote in a town where they didn't live and illegally voting in three elections. They were each fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. Fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2009_096.pdf
Illinois Joan Fortner F Multiple Voting Joan Fortner pleaded guilty to voting twice in the same election. Charged with disregard of election code. Charged with disregard of election code. Received supervision. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403882-illinois-lake-county-response.html
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
Massachusetts Jack Villamaino (East Longmeadow Selectman) Courtney Llewellyn M 2012-09 Republican primary R 2012-10 Registration fraud Absentee/Mail 12 285 Courtney Llewellyn pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges in Hampden Superior Court. Llewellyn was accused of conspiring with former East Longmeadow Selectman Jack Villamaino in a scheme to change the party affiliations of hundreds of voters to help his chances of winning the Republican Primary. Villamaino was running for State Representative at the time. He pleaded guilty to similar charges last month and sentenced to four months in jail. Llewellyn pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge and will serve a of year probation. Four of the charges were "continued without a finding." Those charges include larceny, forgery and felony counts of interfering with an election official. She has been ordered to do community service. Villamaino pleaded guilty in Hampden County Superior Court to charges of larceny under $250, interfering with an election official, four counts of forgery of a document, four counts of perjury, and conspiracy to commit an unlawful act. Villamaino and his wife, Courtney Llewellyn, were charged in 2012 with changing the party affiliations for about 280 East Longmeadow voters. *Plea deal: 1 year in house of corrections (only 4 months to be served) plus 1 year of probation plus 200 hours community service, for 11 charges including felony forgery and perjury [1 count larceny under $250, 1 count interfering with an election official, 4 counts of forgery of a document, 4 counts of perjury, and 1 count conspiracy to commit an unlawful act ]  [original 12 charges: 9 counts of absentee voter fraud, 1 count of illegal attempt to vote, 1 count of interfering with election officials, 1 count of larceny] http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/16491-two-sentenced-in-massac... http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/23069229/jack-villamaino-to-serve-4-months-...
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...
Texas Irene Rodriguez Chris De Leon F 2014-06 Mercedes municipal runoff Absentee/mail Illegal assistance 3 Irene Rodriguez, the wife of Mercedes City Commissioner and mayoral candidate Rudy Rodriguez, and Chris De Leon, the owner of the adult daycare that disabled senior Yolanda Gonzales attended, 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. The complaints were referred to Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/mercedes-man-alleges-campaign-workers-took-...
Mississippi James Lester Thompson M Ineligible voting 1 Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor voting by unqualified person. (Case #2010-0882, Madison County) 12 months in county jail, all of which was suspended for 100 hours of community service and 6 months unsupervised probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca...
Connecticut Janelle Rooks F Registration Fraud A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
Utah Brandon C. Ellsworth M 2006-11 Daggett County Sheriff 2008-03 Registration Fraud 1 Brandon C. Ellsworth was accused along with 50 other people in Utah's Daggett County, in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All 51 were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. Ellsworth pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of class B misdemeanor attempt to fraudulently register to vote. 30 days in jail (suspended) and $500 fine http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=9208173&itype=NGPSID http://electionupdates.caltech.edu/2008/08/11/utah-voter-registration-fraud-case...
Arizona John Marotta M 2008-11 General Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 1 1 John Marotta pleaded* guilty to felony attempted illegal voting, for casting ballots in both Arizona and Colorado in the November 2008 general election. Marotta's offense was reduced to a misdemeanor. *Plea deal; $4,600 fine, 50 hours community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366815-arizona-1st-response.html http://archive.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/20121226two-timing-v...

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