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 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Wilson Ferad Davis M 2007-03 Petition Fraud 5 Wilson Ferad Davis was indicted for elections falsification, prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations and forgery. Police unable to locate Davis. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396682-ohio-hardin-county-wilson-ferad-da...
Kentucky Eugene Lewis (former Democratic Board of Elections Judge) M Multiple D Vote buying Democratic Board of Elections Judge Eugene Lewis, also a convicted cocaine trafficker and marijuana dealer serving a 12 years prison sentence, described how easily he bought votes over a period spanning three decades. "I've also bought, traded, bought votes for different candidates," he testified. "I would pay them right in the booth. ... You would not believe the percentage of people, from school teachers down, that I have bought their vote from." http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu... http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html
Washington George Underwood M George Underwood was suspected of being an "unqualified person voting", but there was insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Texas Raymond Villarreal M 2006 Primary Illegal assistance 7 4 Raymond Villarreal pleaded* guilty to one count of tampering with a government record after being charged with four counts of illegal voting and three counts of tampering in the 2006 primary. *Plea deal: 2 years (suspended), 90 days in jail, 5 years community supervision, $1500 fine, $2090 restitution http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Refugio: 2007-2-4809, 2007-2-4810
Indiana Ashley Dunlap M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail 1 1 Ashley Dunlap pleaded* guilty to one count of aiding the fraudulent application of a ballot, a Class D felony, in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2007/08/more-vote-fraud-convictions-in-east.h... http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_6af53cdd-4bf0-520d-ad4a-6f0548f72e20....
New Mexico Candidate petition challenge: Carlos Villanueva v. Jacob Candelaria (Southwest Political Services hired by Candelaria campaign) 2012 Democratic primary D Petition fraud Forgery 31 people responsible for collecting signatures to get Democrat Jacob Candelaria on the June 2012 ballot were named in a criminal investigation, accused of falsifying voter records and voter fraud. The Candelaria campaign said the suspects are former canvassers for a company called "Southwest Political Services". That company was paid by Candelaria's campaign to gather the needed 75 signatures to get his name on the ballot for the District 26 State Senate seat. A number of voters say they never signed the petition and that their signature was forged. At one household, a man found his name on the petition twice with two different style signatures and also found his wife's signature. "She never signed at all." Another voter said more of the same. "Not even the print is her handwriting," a woman said of what was supposedly her mother's signature. "And that is not even how you spell her name." At another address, a woman said the voter listed on the petition moved out years ago. The Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office said it was reviewing the case, and complaints were also files with the Secretary of State's Office and with state police concerning the forged signatures. Petition challenge dismissed http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/State-Senate-candidate-accuses-o... http://www.abqjournal.com/106249/abqnewsseeker/ballot-the-main-fight-in-senate-d... http://www.nmtelegram.com/2012/04/12/dems-in-state-senate-bernco-da-race-stay-on...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Iaren Smith Petition Fraud Iaren Smith was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Case closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Tennessee Brenda Woods Yolanda Giles, Taletha McNeal Traylor, Amos Watkins F 2009-05 Bolivar municipal D In person Procuring illegal voters ineligible felon voting 3 3 Former Bolivar City Council member Brenda Woods was convicted of three counts of procuring illegal voters in the city's May 2009 municipal elections. Yolanda Giles, Taletha McNeal Traylor, and Amos Watkins said that during early elections Woods took them to the polls to vote for her. They testified they told Woods they had felony convictions, but she assured them they could still vote. An investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation revealed the three felons had cast ballots illegally since their voting rights had not been restored. The three were granted immunity for testifying. Woods was convicted on the same charges in 2011, but was awarded a new trial on appeal two years later. As a result of her convictions, Woods can no longer vote or run for elected office. Woods was sentenced to two years of community corrections, which entails intensive community-based supervision and treatment provided by agencies contracted by the state. 2 years of community corrections http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/25029628/former-bolivar-city-official-convic... http://wreg.com/2014/05/20/former-boliver-city-councilwoman-sentenced-for-voter-...
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
Virginia Sheila J. Peterson F Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 Sheila J. Peterson was accused of registering to vote despite having been convicted of a felony. Charged with 1 count making a false statement on an election form. She was set to plead guilty, but her plea was vacated after she tested positive for cocaine.

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