|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 Up|
|Arkansas||Sam Malone (West Memphis Police Officer)||Hudson Hallum Kent Hallum Phillip Carter||M||2011||State House Primary, Runoff and General||D||Vote Buying||Absentee/Mail||Conspiracy||Former Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone pleaded guilty to the conspiracy that helped Hudson Hallum win his seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. Conspiring to commit election fraud in a scheme that included destroying ballots and exchanging money, alcohol and food for votes. Prosecutors said Hallum and his father, Kent, tasked campaign workers Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone with obtaining absentee ballot applications for certain voters and assisting voters in filling out the ballots, while actually completing absentee ballots in some instances without regard to the voter's actual candidate choice. A total of nine people were charged by federal and state authorities in connection with the plan. Carter had used the same absentee ballot fraud strategy in other elections at the state and federal level. Carter organized others, including Malone, a Quorum Court member, School Board member and police officer, to participate.||Plea deal: 3 years probation, including 7.2 months of home confinement with electronic monitoring, 100 hours of community service||http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/09/05/vote-fraud-case-coming-...||https://www.fbi.gov/littlerock/press-releases/2013/former-state-representative-h...||http://media.arkansasonline.com/news/documents/2012/09/05/hallumetal.electionfra...|
|Arkansas||Jack Crumbly (former Arkansas State Senate candidate)||M||2006-05||Democratic Primary run off||D||Alleged fraud in the runoff election against Crumbly for Senate seat. Allegations included fraud with absentee ballots, forged signatures, voters not signing the bearer book, double votes recorded and 173 ballots never found. The original lawsuit was dismissed, but the state Supreme Court overturned that decision. A special committee voted to allow Crumbly to stay in office because of lack of evidence against him.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392666-arkansas-jack-crumbly-case.html|
|Arkansas||Larry Gray (former city sanitation director)||M||2002-05||Democratic primary||D||2002||Absentee/Mail||Forgery||25||Larry Gray pleaded* guilty in federal court to illegally casting more than 25 absentee ballots in other people’s names during the 2002 primary, but the sum total of his election fraud may have been much higher. The former sanitation director for the city applied for hundreds of ballots, successfully submitting 98 in the Democratic primary, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.||*Plea deal: 2 years probation, including 2 months home detention with electronic monitoring, $100 fine||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394775-larry-gray-information.html||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394777-larry-gray-judgment.html|
|California||Christopher Kavanagh||M||2006-06||2007-09||Registration fraud - ineligible district||3||1||Christopher Kavanagh pleaded* no contest to registering to vote in Berkeley when he lived in Oakland. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped charges of voter fraud, filing false nomination papers, perjury by declaration, fraudulently voting in a June 2006 election in Berkeley, and grand theft.||*Plea deal: 6 months in jail, 5 years probation, $10,835 fine, barred from holding public office in California during probation||http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Berkeley-ex-official-gets-6-month-sentence...||http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2007-09-21/article/28065|
|California||Name Not Disclosed||Petition Fraud||Forgery||An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertained to making a false affidavit concerning a petition or the petition signatures; Subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition; forgery. Pleaded no contest to making a false affidavit concerning a petition or the petition signatures.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...|
|California||Donald Dewsnup||M||2015-11||San Francisco Supervisory Council||2016-04||Registration fraud - false address||Ineligible district voting||7||1||Donald Dewsnup was charged with registering to vote using a false address, which allowed him to illegally vote in San Francisco Supervisorial District 3, in which he didn’t live. Dewsnup faces three felony counts of filing a false document with a government agency, two felony counts of perjury and two felony counts of false voter registration.||http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Pro-development-advocate-Donald-Dewsnup-ch...||http://hoodline.com/2016/04/pro-development-activist-arrested-on-suspicion-of-vo...|
|California||Unknown impersonator used identity of Evan Dixon (deceased 2001)||2012-11||General||In person||Impersonation||0||1||Someone used the identity of Evan Dixon to vote in person in 2012, even though Mr. Dixon died in 2001.||None - no way to identify the impersonator||http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...|
|California||Roderick Wright (former state senator)||M||2007||Multiple||D||2010-09||Ineligible district voting||Registration fraud||Perjury||8||5||Roderick Wright was convicted on 5 counts of fraudulent voting, 2 counts of perjury, and one count of filing a false declaration of candidacy for registering, voting, and filing for office at the address of an Inglewood property he owned but didn't reside at so he could run in what was then the 25th Senate District in 2008. His true home or "domicile" was a home in Baldwin Hills, outside the district he sought to represent.||90 days in jail, 3 years probation, 1,500 hours community service, barred from holding public office||http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-convicted-felon-roderick-wright-...||http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-rod-wright-jury-20140124-story.html...|
|California||Name Not Disclosed||Petition Fraud||Forgery||An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertain to knowingly procuring or offering false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered, or recorded under any law; forgery and subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition. Pleaded no contest to knowingly procuring or offering false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered, or recorded under any law; forgery; subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...|
|California||Unknown impersonator used identity of Alejandro Guerrero (deceased 2007)||2012-11||General||In person||Impersonation||0||1||Someone used the identity of Alejandro Guerrero to vote in person in 2012, even though Mr. Guerrero died in 2007.||None - no way to identify the impersonator||http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...|
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