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 Descriptionsort ascending Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Pennsylvania Victor Bernard Pinho M 2003-11 2004-01 Multiple Voting 1 Victor Bernard Pinho was accused of voting in both Philadelphia and Lehigh County. Charged with unlawful voting, a third-degree misdemeanor. Pleaded guilty. $750 in fines http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404432-pennsylvania-state-cases-2.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399976-pennsylvania-lehigh-county-respons...
Texas Vicenta Guajardo Verino Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Bernice Garcia Margarita Rangel Ozuna Sara Virginia Perales Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Vicenta Guajardo Verino 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. Verino 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...
Wisconsin Veronica Toney F 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Veronica Toney was charged with Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I) and Providing False Information to Election Official (Felony Class I). http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Texas Veronica Saldivar Belinda Solis F 2012-05 Democratic primary General Donna ISD D 2014-08 Vote buying (federal) 1 29 Veronica Saldivar and Belinda Solis pleaded* guilty in federal court to buying votes during the May 2012 Democratic primary and the 2012 general election. A campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner bought cocaine and gave it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters. Saldivar pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying after she admitted to buying 17 to 29 votes with cash, cocaine, beer, and cigarettes. Both women were part of a large year and a half long FBI investigation into election corruption in Hidalgo County that began in January 2013. The women were paid campaign workers, also known as politiqueras, who targeted low income areas and elderly individuals enticing them to vote for a particular candidate. Saldivar was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of supervised release. *Plea deal: 8 months in prison plus 2 years of supervised release https://www.scribd.com/doc/238315278/Politi-Quera https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2014/two-campaign-workers-admit-to... http://www.breitbart.com/Texas/2014/09/1/Court-Records-Accuse-Democrats-Of-Using... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/donna-politiqueras-sentenced-after-buying-v...
Colorado Vernon Martin M Impersonation 1 Vernon Martin was charged with 1 count of voter impersonation. Pleaded to impersonating an elector. $4216.50 in fines and court fees http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Alabama Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez M Multiple Non-citizen voting Registration fraud 5 Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez, a Mexican citizen living illegally in Alabama since the 1970s under a stolen identity, pleaded guilty in 2012 to federal Social Security fraud charges, and records show he committed voter fraud as well. Hernandez-Hernandez stole the Social Security number and assumed the name of Severo Benavidez, under which he illegally voted in the 1996 and 2008 general elections, the 2002 primary election, and special elections in 2003 and 2009. http://blog.al.com/live/2012/03/baldwin_man_convicted_of_fraud.html
Florida Velrine Palmer F Non-citizen voting Velrine Palmer was one of 15 non citizens charged with voting in various elections. Four of the defendants were also charged with making false claims of citizenship. Ten defendants were convicted, one was acquitted and charges against the remaining four defendants were dismissed. The case against Palmer was dismissed. Dismissed https://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Mississippi Vaughn Gray Jr. 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral 2014-12 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Vaughn Gray, Jr. was charged with voting by an unqualified person for illegally voting in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral election. Gray was convicted of grand larceny prior to casting his ballot in 2013, which disenfranchised his vote due to the felony charge. Gray's sentence is pending, and he is currently booked in the Forrest County Jail on various charges. http://www.wdam.com/story/27644667/convicted-felon-one-other-indicted-for-illega... http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/hattiesburg/2015/04/01/man-p...
Tennessee Vancey Voorhies F Illegal assistance 4 Vancey Voorhies was charged with one count each of illegal registration/voting, false entries, violation by an official and official misconduct. She was a volunteer poll worker who helped an elderly cousin vote by signing her name in the book and casting the vote for her. It was determined that her actions were a misguided effort to assist a voter and she was eligible for pre-trial diversion. Pre-trial diversion http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404111-tennessee-davidson-county-with-cas...
Connecticut Lisette Valle-Mellow F Absentee/Mail Valle-Mellow, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future

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