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 Jean Ratliff F Case declined for prosecution. Jean Ratliff was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Connecticut Leslie Wertam Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was made that Leslie Wertam violated laws for the distribution of absentee ballots. No further action taken on complaint.
Texas Facunda Banda Garcia Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Bernice Garcia Margarita Rangel Ozuna Sara Virginia Perales Vicenta Guajardo Verino F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Facunda Banda Garcia 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. Garcia was charged with unlawfully assisting a voter. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/article_4b4413f6-0d5a-11e4-9c30-0017a43b23...
New York Fran Knapp F 2007 Poughkeepie mayoral D 2013-07 Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 96 Fran Knapp, former Dutchess County Democratic Elections Commissioner, pleaded* guilty to two misdemeanor charges of the unauthorized signing of a poll watcher’s certificate in 2012 and falsifying a treasurer’s report for her husband Fred Knapp’s 2007 Poughkeepsie mayoral campaign. Knapp faced 41 felony counts of misconduct by an elections official and 41 misdemeanor counts of official misconduct for allegedly changing the designated agent to receive absentee ballots of 41 individuals authorized to vote absentee in 2010. She also faced felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly committing fraud in 2008 by falsely creating a certificate of substitution by a committee to fill vacancies. She additionally was charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of misconduct by an elections official, as well as official misconduct, for allegedly fraudulently signing a poll watcher’s certificate on behalf of Republican candidate Neil DiCarlo during a state Senate primary in September 2012. As part of a plea agreement, Westchester County Judge Barry Warhit ordered Knapp to resign by the end of December and pay a $175 fine. *Plea deal: Resign as Dutchess County Democratic Elections Commisioner, $175 fine, for 2 misdemeanor charges http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131115/dutchess-elections-commissione... http://www.dailyfreeman.com/article/DF/20150203/NEWS/150209902
Ohio Horace Crawford (attempted to become candidate for Democrat primary - 10th District congressional race) M Democratic primary - 10th congressional district D 2012-04 Petition Fraud Forgery 1 Horace Crawford was accused of using false signatures on his petition to get on the ballot for 10th district congressional race. Charged with 1 count election falsification. Case #2012-CR-00507 http://web.archive.org/web/20140107091421/http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ne... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392962-ohio-montgomery-county-horace-craw...
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 subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition; person signs petition known to be false or fraudulent or not the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be; forgery;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. Charges dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...
Virginia James Halfaday M 2011 D 2011-10 Registration fraud 4 James Halfaday, a former Charlottesville City Council candidate, was charged with four felony counts of election fraud for using a false address when he certified his candidacy for city council with the voter registrar. http://www.nbc29.com/story/15739443/james-halfady-in-court
Wisconsin Kendall L. Craker M 2009-08 Ineligible felon voting Registration Fraud 2 Kendall L. Craker was accused of voting as a felon. Pleaded guilty to fraudulent registration and the charge for illegal voting was dropped. 60 days in jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400659-wisconsin-milwaukie-county-respons... http://archive.jsonline.com/news/crime/64013102.html
South Dakota Janice Howe F 1999 Petition fraud Forgery 1 Janice Howe pleaded* guilty to forging signatures on petitions for a constitutional amendment and lying about personally witnessing people sign the petitions. Howe was charged in 2002, but evaded arrest until 2015. She was sentenced in 2015 to four years in prison with all time suspended. *Plea deal: 4 years in prison (suspended), 4 years probation. http://ksoo.com/woman-sentenced-for-years-old-election-law-violation/
Mississippi Sarah Deloach F 2011-02 According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-11-00021, a complaint was filed against Sarah Deloach on 2/11/11. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html

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