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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Dolores Scalesse (petition circulator/candidate) F 2002 Petition Fraud Petition circulator/candidate Dolores Scalesse violated Sec. 9-410(c) by signing that she had witnessed all signatures on petition when she had not. $250 fine
Georgia Samira Muftau 2010-06 Multiple Voting 1 Accused of voting twice and voting a provisional ballot in the wrong county. (State Elections Board Case #2008-01151097946; Bleckley County) Ppublic reprimand and a cease and desist order
Colorado Sandra Akers F 2000 Multiple voting 1 1 Sandra Akers pleaded* guilty to one count of voting twice in 2000 and was sentenced to one year of probation and 48 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 48 hours community service
Oregon John Kenneth Cunningham Jr. M 2004-11 Petition Fraud 16 John Kenneth Cunningham Jr. submitted forged signatures on an initiative petition. Charged with two counts of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. Found guilty. The remaining 14 counts of the indictment were dismissed. 10 days in jail, 36 months of probation, 40 hours of community service, a $1,500 fine and a $107 unitary assessment
Kentucky Hart County - Name Unknown 2010 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Charge was amended.
Texas Zaida Cantu Bueno F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail 4 4 Zaida Cantua Bueno pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with four counts of illegally returning marked ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (suspended), 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $200 fine Jim Wells/Live Oak: 20068
California Domenica Malburg Leonis Malburg F 2006-04 Vernon municipal 2006-11 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 3 1 Domenica Malburg, wife of former Vernon mayor Leonis Malburg, was convicted of fraudulent voting and voter registration fraud. Malburg and her husband, who had been mayor for 50 years prior to his resignation, did not live in Vernon and were thus ineligible to vote or be candidates in that municipality. Dominica Malburg was convicted of conspiracy, false voter registration and fraudulent voting. 3 years probation, $36,000 fines/penalties
New York Benjamen Hodzic M 2014-05 Catskill school board 2014-05 In person Impersonation Forgery 2 1 Benjamen Hodzic of Catskill was charged with voter fraud for imperonating another voter in the May 20, 2014 Catskill School District Board of Education election. He was arrested one day after the election by the Village of Catskill Police Department. Hodzic was charged with one count of second degree forgery, in which the person falsely makes, completes, or alters a written instrument which is calculated to become or to represent a public record filed, or required by law to be filed, in or with a public office or public servant, and which is a class D felony. Hodzic was also charged with one count of second degree criminal impersonation of another person with intent to obtain a benefit, a class A misdemeanor. Hodzic allegedly signed in as his brother on the registration roll, cast the votes, and was later recognized and verified as not being on the registration roll. Catskill Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Farrell said Wednesday the district reported the matter to village police immediately. He was arraigned in Catskill Village Court and released on his own recognizance. Candidate Michael J. Lanuto Jr., who lost his bid for a seat at the board of education table by only 11 votes, said he has concerns that whatever improper ballot he cast now remains impossible to separate out and disallow.
Georgia Laurel Johns 2008-09 Registration fraud Accused of using a non-residential address when registering to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00061085221, McIntosh County) Cease and desist order order and public reprimand
Washington Fred Engh M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Fred Engh was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue.


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