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 Source4 Source5 Follow Upsort ascending
Texas Jamillah Johnson 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Jamillah Johnson pleaded* guilty to two counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegal possession of other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2004 primary election. Additional allegations included unlawfully obstructing a poll watcher, witnessing multiple ballot applications, and providing illegal assistance. *Plea deal: 6 months deferred adjudication, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bowie: 06M0302-CCL
Texas Melinda Hunter F 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 7 Melinda Hunter was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud in the 2004 primary election. Additional allegations included unlawfully obstructing a poll watcher, witnessing multiple ballot applications, and providing illegal assistance. Hunter entered pre-trial diversion in 2006. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bowie: 06M0301-CCL
Texas Ester Sandoval Martinez-Moreno F 2010-03 Primary In person Ballot tampering 1 1 Ester Sandoval Martinez-Moreno pleaded* guilty to one count of tampering with a government record after being accused of unlawfully accepting a voter, unlawfully permitting the deposit of a ballot, and illegal voting in the 2010 primary election. *Plea deal: 1 year probation Bexar: 2010-W-0375
Texas Melva Kay Ponce F 2004-11 General Impersonation Illegal assistance 1 1 Melva Kay Ponce pleaded* guilty to one count of attempted illegal voting, after being charged with voter impersonation (TEC 64.012) in the 2004 general election. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication, $1500 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bee: B-05-2101-0-CR-B
Illinois Maria Azada F Primary, General 2011-03 Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - ineligible non-citizen 17 9 Maria Azada, an illegal alien from the Philippines, was found guilty of 17 felony counts related to voter fraud in Lake County, including perjury, mutilation of election materials, and tampering with voting machines in connection with illegal voting by a non-U.S. citizen. In February 2009, Azada admitted to a USCIS officer during an interview for an immigration benefit that she had voted in an election. An investigation revealed that Azada voted nine times in primary, general and consolidated elections between 2003 and 2009. Azada falsely claimed to be a U.S. citizen on two Illinois voter registration applications. 120 days in prison,100 hours community service, $2916 fine, subject to deportation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-arrested-charged-voter-fraud https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20by%20%22Case%20Number%22%20and... 3/8/16 - Emailed CircuitClerk@lakecountyil.gov asking for correct summary of sentence. NEED TO CALL COURT CLERK AND ASK WAS "COND DISCHARGE SPEC CONDITION" MEANS.
Florida William Lambrigger Michelle Lambrigger M Multiple Ineligible District Voting 6 William Lambrigger and his wife Michelle admitted that they voted in elections in which they were no longer eligible to vote, voting in Lee County and Cape Coral municipal elections while residing in Charlotte County for six years. http://www.nbc-2.com/story/25019396/elections-office-asks-state-to-investigate-v... http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/florida-voter-fraud-a-misundersta... 3/2/16: COULD NOT FIND SENTENCING INFO. CALLED STATE ATTNY OFFICE 239-533-1000. WAS PUT INTO VOICEMAIL OF INVESTIGATOR AND LEFT MESSAGE.
Kansas Seward County - Names Unknown 1997 Registration Fraud Employer bussed employees, including alleged non-citizens, to register to vote at an election office. No action taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Pennsylvania Joseph Vadella (former Carbondale Mayor) James Vadella Michael 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_... http://archives.timesleader.com/1997/1997_10/1997_05_28_GRAND_JURY_STEPS_UP_CARB...
Pennsylvania James Vadella Joseph Vadella Michael 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_...
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_...

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