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 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Kentucky Jackie Jennings Naomi Johnson Earl Young 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy Plea Deal: 2 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Connecticut Angelina Paul F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Paul, who worked at the polls as a registrar and for a campaign, was accused of violating laws for assisting people with and handling absentee ballots. She also was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she was not qualified to. Civil penalty of $2,000. Ordered to comply with the law in the future. Lost eligibility to work certain jobs as an election official and handle absentee ballots.
Virginia Stephen Chapman M 2005-05 Ineligible Voting 1 Stephen Chapman was charged with unqualified person voting. (Prince William County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Maine Derek Abbott M Multiple years Multiple Multiple Voting Admitted to voting twice in multiple elections. The elections included, local, state and federal elections. Pleaded guilty under a deferred disposition agreement which allowed him to withdraw his guilty plea if he completed 120 hours of community service. 120 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403897-maine-ag-response-with-cases.html
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...
Kansas Carol B. Honabach 2008 General Multiple Voting 1 Carol Honabach was accused of voting both in Kansas by advance ballot and in Kentucky at the polls. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403896-kansas-sos-4th-response-with-cases...
Texas Maria Mendoza Garcia F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Forgery 7 7 Maria Mendoza Garcia was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud for knowingly providing false information on ballot applications (TEC 84.0041) in the 2006 primary election. Garcia entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 12 months, 80 hours community service, $60 fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Dimmit/LaSalle: 08-11-00052 CRL
Mississippi Ada Tucker Clint Moffitt Lillie Jean Norton F 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 2 Ada Tucker was charged with 1 count of voter fraud and 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Convicted of 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud. 5 year sentence with the first year to be served in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility, the second year under house arrest and three years post-release supervision. $5,000 fine. http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO66689.pdf http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://djournal.com/news/benton-county-voter-fraud/
Texas Guadalupe "Lupe" Rivera Sr. Lupe Rivera Jr. Graciela Sanchez M 2013-11 Weslaco municipal D 2015-10 Absentee/mail Ineligible district voting Illegal assistance 16 16 Weslaco City Commissioner Guadalupe "Lupe" Rivera was charged with 16 counts of misdemeanor voter fraud related to the November 2013 race for City Commission District 5. Rivera pleaded* guilty to one count of unlawful assistance to a voter, a Class A misdemeanor. In exchange for the plea, the other 15 charges were dropped: six counts of method of returning marked ballot (fewer than 10 ballots), a Class B misdemeanor; six counts of carrier envelope action by person other than voter, a Class B misdemeanor; and three counts of assisting voter violation, a Class A misdemeanor. Rivera was re-elected in 2013 by just 16 votes over challenger Leticia "Letty" Lopez, who contested the election alleging voter fraud. Questionable voter registrations - including 23 people who listed the same single-family on registration forms - and allegations about mail-in ballots emerged at trial. A judge ordered a new election, which Lopez won in 2015. Also charged were Rivera’s son, Lupe Rivera Jr., and Graciela Sanchez. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $500 fine http://m.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/ag-files-charges-against-rivera/article_3c54d4... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/after-voter-fraud-allegations-weslaco-commis... http://www.kurv.com/one-time-longtime-weslaco-city-commissioner-avoids-jails-in-...
Indiana Constance D. Simmons-Pedraza F 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-09 Ineligible district voting 1 1 Constance D. Simmons-Pedraza pleaded* guilty to voting in a precinct where she didn't live after falsely claiming residence in East Chicago so she could vote there in the 2003 Democratic primary. She actually resided in the nearby town of St. John. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison (suspended) http://dailysignal.com/2015/08/11/nearly-300-cases-the-extent-of-voter-fraud-in-... http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/eight-more-charged-with-vote-fraud/article_5641de...

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