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 Chargedsort ascending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Wisconsin Valerie A.Moran F 2014-11 General 2015-03 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Valerie A. Moran of Merrimac was charged with illegally voting as a convicted felon in the November 2014 general election. A Town of Merrimac official documented that Moran signed the poll list on Election Day, and Moran admitted to voting on that date during a phone interview. Anyone under supervision or probation for a felony conviction cannot vote in Wisconsin. http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/merrimac-felon-charged-with-...
Wisconsin Andrew R. Knox M 2010-11 General 2015-03 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Andrew R. Knox was charged with one count of felony election fraud for illegally voing as a convicted felon, and pleaded* no contest in Sauk County Circuit Court to an amended charge of misdemeanor falsification of voter registry information. He was issued a $379 fine. *Plea deal: $379 fine http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/merrimac-felon-charged-with-... http://www.wiscnews.com/news/local/article_93b08ffa-e8b3-535d-a298-15b2c405cbae....
Texas Rafael Elizondo M 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2015-03 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering 5 5 Brownsville residents Rafael Elizondo and Jose A. Garza were indicted for possessing marked ballots without the consent of the voter, in violation of Section 86.006 of the Texas Election Code. Garza was indicted on five counts of possession of a marked ballot without the consent of the voter during a 2012 primary runoff election. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/attorney-general-paxtons-offi... http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_dce579c6-cdb2-11e4-ae75-97cd...
Texas Jose A. Garza M 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2015-03 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering 10 10 Brownsville residents Jose A. Garza and Rafael Elizondo were indicted for possessing marked ballots without the consent of the voter, in violation of Section 86.006 of the Texas Election Code. Elizondo was indicted for possessing more than ten marked ballots without the consent of the voter during a 2012 primary runoff election. The charge is a third-degree felony, punishable by confinement in state jail from 180 days to two years and a fine of up to $10,000. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/attorney-general-paxtons-offi... http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_dce579c6-cdb2-11e4-ae75-97cd...
North Carolina Patrick Cannon (former Charlotte mayor) M 2014-10 General D 2015-02 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was indicted by a Mecklenburg County grand jury in 2015 on an election fraud charge stemming from an illegal vote Cannon cast in 2014. As a convicted felon, Cannon lost his right to vote, but the Democrat cast a ballot Oct. 30, 2014 at an early voting site. That’s a felony under North Carolina law. At the time of his vote, Cannon had already pleaded guilty and was waiting to start his prison sentence for accepting more than $50,000 from FBI undercover agents. He is serving 44 months at a federal prison camp in West Virginia. Cannon pleaded* guilty to attempted voter fraud in Mecklenburg County court March 16, 2016. The judge found Cannon guilty of voter fraud. Cannon will serve one day in jail, which will run concurrent to his federal time served. Cannon signed a plea agreement to a lesser charge of attempting voter fraud, a Class 1 misdemeanor charge. The charge for attempted voter fraud carries a maximum of 120 days in prison. *Plea deal: 1 day in jail, which will run concurrent to his federal time served for felony bribery, for 1 lesser misdemeanor charge of attempted voter fraud. http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/former-charlotte-mayor-has-been-prison-yea... http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/special-reports/patrick-cannon/article9506... http://www.wbtv.com/story/31466337/former-mayor-patrick-cannon-pleads-guilty-to-... http://www.wcnc.com/news/crime/cannon-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud/85484872
Texas Election contest: Frankie de los Rios v. Efren “Coach” Ceniceros 2014-11 Donna ISD school board 2015-01 Election contest Illegal assistance Absentee/mail Frankie de los Rios contested the November 2014 Donna Independent School District election, alleging that non-residents illegally voted in the election, campaign workers illegally assisted voters in the voting booth and with mail ballots who didn't ask for or need any help, and ineligible felons were allowed to vote. De los Rios lost the race for place 7 on the DISD board to incumbent Efren “Coach” Ceniceros by just 15 votes. De Los Rios’ attorney alleged that at least 12 people who voted in the election do not reside in the district and that as many as 127 others illegally received assistance at the polls. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/donna-isd-candidate-contests-november-elect...
Kansas Lincoln L. Wilson M 2010 2012 2014 R 2015 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 3 3 Lincoln L. Wilson registered to vote and voted in both Goodland, Kansas, and Hale, Colorado in the same elections in 2010, 2012 and 2014. http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article38915277.html
Illinois Sean Sayles M 2012-09 2015 Absentee/Mail 2 2 Sean Sayles, of Cahokia, was charged with two counts of violation of an absentee ballot. Next hearing set for 4/12/16 http://www.bnd.com/news/local/crime/article20547705.html https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20...
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...
Mississippi Mamie Johnson 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral 2014-12 Ineligible district voting 1 1 Mamie Johnson was indicted and charged with misdemeanor voting out of district of legal domicile. Johnson was one of seven charged with illegally voting in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral election. She received a six month suspended sentence and a $420.84 fine. Plea deal: 6 months (suspended), $420.84 fine http://www.wdam.com/story/27644667/convicted-felon-one-other-indicted-for-illega...

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