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 ascending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Tennessee Christina Botts Carrie Botts F 2012 2013-07 Registration fraud Forgery 13 0 Christina Botts was indicted on 13 counts and Carrie Botts was indicted on one count, of voter registration fraud for fraudulently registering voters in Scott County in September 2012. They were altering address information on voter registration forms so it would appear the individuals lived in the city of Huntsville. Christina Botts registered 43 individuals during September 2012 and Carrie Botts registered one person and forged a signature on the voter registration application.
Connecticut Virgen Figueroa (former town committee member) Edwin Garcia Liz Diaz M 1996 Democratic Hartford town committee D 1996 Absentee Ballot Registration fraud - non-citizens Illegal Assistance 13 Virgen Figueroa pleaded* guilty to conspiring with Edwin Garcia and several co-workers to register ineligible voters to cast absentee ballots in a hotly contested town committee race. Figueroa, Garcia and others were charged with equipping scores of ineligible voters with absentee ballots and, in many cases, helping them vote. *Plea deal: 2 months in jail http://articles.courant.com/1997-08-29/news/9708290748_1_election-fraud-jail-tim... http://articles.courant.com/1997-10-18/news/9710180194_1_jail-time-jailings-for-...
Colorado Corrie Houck (former candidate for city council) F 2015 Denver municipal D 2016-01 Petition fraud Forgery 13 0 Corrie Houck was charged with 13 counts of forgery and perjury for forging signatures on her candidate petition. Houck, a Democrat who ran for Denver City Council District 2’s seat, allegedly knew about the forged signatures but signed off on the petition anyway.  More than half the signatures on Houck's petitions did not match the signatures on file for the voters named. Three voters listed on Houck's petitions were dead and had been for some time. Houck also submitted a signature for an election judge's mother, who is known to have Alzheimer's disease and her caretaker says she did not sign the petition. The Denver District Attorney's Office charged Houck with one count of attempting to influence a public servant  and six counts of forgery, all felonies, plus six misdemeanor counts of perjury. https://www.scribd.com/doc/294649081/Corrie-Houck-Charging-Document-and-Affidavi... http://kdvr.com/2016/01/04/dead-people-big-bird-other-allegedly-forged-signature...
Florida Ernest Sinclair Johnson, Jr. "Madison 9" M 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Perjury 13 11 Ernest Sinclair Johnson, Jr., was charged with 11 counts of felony fraud in connection with casting votes, one count of corruptly influencing voting, and one count of perjury by false written declaration in the 2010 Madison school board election. His wife, school board candidate Abra “Tina” Hill Johnson, and seven others - the "Madison 9" - were also charged in the scheme, which involved asking voters to sign Absentee Ballot Request Forms and, without the voters’ knowledge or consent, writing an alternate address on the forms, causing the ballots to be mailed to a third party rather than directly to the voters. In 2010, Florida law required ballots to be sent to a voter’s registered address unless the voter was absent from the county, hospitalized, or temporarily unable to occupy their residence. The Johnsons retrieved the ballots, took them to the voters and waited for them to vote, and then returned the ballots to the Supervisor of Elections. In some instances, the voters were only presented with the absentee ballot signature envelope to sign and never received the actual ballot to cast their vote. http://www.redstate.com/2011/11/01/fbi-arrests-8-in-florida-for-absentee-ballot-... http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Madison_County_Officials_Arrested_for_Voter_Fr... http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028405/00592
Wisconsin Robert D. Monroe M 2011 2012 Multiple R 2014-06 Multiple voting Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 13 12 Robert D. Monroe, of Shorewood, was charged in 2014 with 13 felony counts of voter fraud and pleaded* no contest to six of them. Each is punishable by up to 18 months in prison.  Monroe cast two ballots in the April 2011 Supreme Court election, two in the August 2011 recall election of state Sen. Alberta Darling, five in the 2012 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker, one illegal ballot in an August 2012 primary and two ballots in the November 2012 presidential election. In the presidential election, Monroe cast an in-person absentee ballot in Shorewood on Nov. 1 and drove a rental car to Lebanon, IN, where he showed his Indiana driver's license to vote in person on election day, Nov. 6.  In January 2016, Monroe pleaded an insanity defense, blaming his mental condition for his illegally voting in multiple elections over two years. *Plea deal: http://wsau.com/news/articles/2014/jun/24/milwaukee-man-charged-with-voter-fraud... http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/wisconsin_man_charged_with_voting_multipl... http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/convicted-of-voter-fraud-shorewood-man-pursue...
California Jose Fragozo M 2012 Escondido school board Registration fraud Perjury 13 1 Jose Fragozo pleaded* guilty to one felony count of voter fraud after being charged with 13 felony counts including perjury, false voter registration and filing false election documents, stemming from allegations that he lied about where he lived in order to win election to the Escondido Union School District Board in 2012. The judge declined to reduce Fragozo’s felony count to a misdemeanor, but left that option for a later time. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 15 days public work service, fines/restitution http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/sd-no-fragozo-sentencing-2016...
Indiana Lowell Ross Colen M 2015 Primary 2015-10 Absentee/Mail Forgery Voter intimidation/coercion 13 Lowell Ross Colen, a Rising Sun police officer, was charged with 13 felony counts of voter fraud, forgery, ghost employment, and official misconduct. Colen is accused of influencing individuals to vote in the 2015 Ohio County primary, filling out absentee applications and ballots for people not eligible to vote in the county, forging signatures on some of the applications and ballots, and submitting them to the Ohio County Clerk’s Office. Police say he was on duty and wearing his uniform while the alleged illegal activity took place. http://www.electionlawcenter.com/tag/indiana/ http://fox59.com/2015/10/21/police-officer-arrested-in-ohio-county-on-13-felony-...
Alabama Pinto Smith (former county commissioner) Connie Tyree M 1994-11 General 1997-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Forgery 13 Greene County Commissioner Pinto Smith and Connie Tyree, a county employee and deputy registrar, were convicted of absentee ballot fraud stemming from the 1994 general election. Smith and Tyree falsified absentee ballot applications and voter registrations, falsely signed as witnesses, provided false address information and forged signatures. Smith was sentenced to 33 months in prison followed by two years' supervised release. 33 months in prison followed by two years' supervised release. http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg http://www.justice.gov/osg/brief/smith-and-tyree-v-united-states-opposition
Alabama Connie Tyree (former county employee and deputy registrar) Pinto Smith F 1994-11 General 1997-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Forgery 13 Connie Tyree, a county employee and deputy registrar, and Greene County Commissioner Pinto Smith were convicted of absentee ballot fraud stemming from the 1994 general election. Tyree and Smith falsified absentee ballot applications and voter registrations, falsely signed as witnesses, provided false address information and forged signatures. 33 months in prison followed by two years' supervised release http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg http://www.justice.gov/osg/brief/smith-and-tyree-v-united-states-opposition
New York John Thompson (former undersheriff) M R 2003 Petition Fraud 13 Former Undersheriff John Thompson was charged with 7 felonies and 6 misdemeanors, with counts ranging from forgery to conspiracy, related to falsifying campaign petitions to get candidates on the ballot. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of misconduct with campaign petitions. http://www.recordonline.com/article/20091103/News/911030314 http://www.recordonline.com/article/20031019/News/310199995

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