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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Sara Virginia Perales Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Bernice Garcia Margarita Rangel Ozuna Vicenta Guajardo Verino Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Sara Virginia Perales was one of six Cameron County politiqueras charged with voter fraud as a result of a multi-agency investigation into illicit voting activity surrounding the Democratic primary runoff in July 2012 that included federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Perales was charged with unlawfully assisting a voter, improperly returning a marked ballot and ballot carrier violations. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/article_4b4413f6-0d5a-11e4-9c30-0017a43b23...
New Jersey Ronald Harris Marty Small Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones M 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary D 2009-09 Absentee/Mail 9 Ronald Harris pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit absentee ballot fraud, connected with race involving City Councilman Marty Small. Testimony indicated ballots were opened, and those ballots cast against Small were destroyed. Harris was charged with 1 count of Conspiracy, 4 counts of Election Fraud, 1 count of Absentee Ballot Fraud, 1 count of Tampering With Public Records 1 count of Falsifying Records and 1 count of Forgery. Pleaded guilty to 1 count and all other charges were dropped. Under the plea agreement, sentenced to 181 days in the Atlantic County Justice Facility and 3 years of probation. Could face 3 to 5 years in state prison if he does not comply with the terms. http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/star-witness-in-atlantic-city-v... http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/former-co-defendant-in-atlantic... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html http://observer.com/2010/08/small-campaign-worker-pleads-guilty-to-ballot-fraud/
Connecticut Killingly Board of Education Voter intimidation/coercion Citizens for Limited Taxation filed a complaint against Killingly Kids Count (KKC), a registered political committee, with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission that alleged the group tried to intimidate voters through its flyers for two separate elections. It also alleged that a school official had "advocated a position on a referendum using public funds," when he called a radio station and told listeners to vote against a measure. After an investigation, the commission found there was no evidence that the group had posted the flyers. The commission also concluded that the school principal made the call during his break and was not guilty of any wrongdoing. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Kentucky Ross Harris M 2002 Vote Buying Ross Harris was convicted of vote buying related to a scheme in which he funneled $41,000 in illegal contributions to the campaign of John Doug Hays, a candidate for a Pike County district judgeship. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/us/where-prosecutors-say-votes-are-sold.html?p...
Ohio Danielle Phillips F 2007-01 Petition Fraud 2 Danielle Phillips was charged with 1 count voter fraud and 1 count forgery. Pleaded guilty to 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed. 3 years of probation, 75 hours of community service and a $50 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396680-ohio-hardin-county-danielle-philli...
Texas Juan Peña Juan Jose Garza Johnn Alaniz M 2014-11 La Joya ISD school board 2014-11 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Impersonation Juan Peña, Juan Jose Garza, and Johnn Alaniz were charged with bribing postal workers and illegally manipulating voters during their November 2014 re-election campaign to the La Joya ISD school board. The three, who ran as a slate, were accused of buying lists of mail-in voters from two U.S. postal workers in Mission in July, which they used to visit voters’ homes and either assist them in filling out the ballots or fill them out without the voters’ consent. Prosecutors also said La Joya ISD employees were intimidated to vote for their bosses, and slate supporters were changing out voting cards of those they assisted at the polls. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/trial-starts-for-la-joya-isd-board-members-... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/turn-of-events-on-last-day-of-la-joya-isd/a... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/la-joya-school-board-candidates-federal-empl...
Tennessee Chuck Hunt M 2011 Tellico Plains Mayoral 2012-02 Vote Buying 8 Chuck Hunt was accused of bribing voters to cast ballots a certain way. Charged with 8 counts of bribery of a voter and 8 counts of conspiracy to bribe a voter. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396437-tennessee-10th-district-attorney-r... http://tnreport.com/2012/02/04/tbi-two-men-charged-with-bribing-voters-in-tellic...
California Jennifer Anne Thomas F Registration Fraud Petition Fraud Jennifer Anne Thomas allegedly made unauthorized use of personal identification information involving fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration and signing fictitious or forged name to petition. Dismissed
Kentucky Hart County - Name Unknown 2010 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Charge was amended. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Wisconsin Eric L. Swift M Ineligible felon voting Eric L. Swift was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. 90 days in prison and $100 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html

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