True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Chargessort ascending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Alabama Pinto Smith (former county commissioner) Connie Tyree M 1994-11 General 1997-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Forgery 13 Greene County Commissioner Pinto Smith and Connie Tyree, a county employee and deputy registrar, were convicted of absentee ballot fraud stemming from the 1994 general election. Smith and Tyree falsified absentee ballot applications and voter registrations, falsely signed as witnesses, provided false address information and forged signatures. Smith was sentenced to 33 months in prison followed by two years' supervised release. 33 months in prison followed by two years' supervised release. http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg http://www.justice.gov/osg/brief/smith-and-tyree-v-united-states-opposition
Massachusetts Jack Villamaino (East Longmeadow Selectman) Courtney Llewellyn M 2012-09 Republican primary R 2012-10 Registration fraud Absentee/Mail 12 285 Courtney Llewellyn pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges in Hampden Superior Court. Llewellyn was accused of conspiring with former East Longmeadow Selectman Jack Villamaino in a scheme to change the party affiliations of hundreds of voters to help his chances of winning the Republican Primary. Villamaino was running for State Representative at the time. He pleaded guilty to similar charges last month and sentenced to four months in jail. Llewellyn pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge and will serve a of year probation. Four of the charges were "continued without a finding." Those charges include larceny, forgery and felony counts of interfering with an election official. She has been ordered to do community service. Villamaino pleaded guilty in Hampden County Superior Court to charges of larceny under $250, interfering with an election official, four counts of forgery of a document, four counts of perjury, and conspiracy to commit an unlawful act. Villamaino and his wife, Courtney Llewellyn, were charged in 2012 with changing the party affiliations for about 280 East Longmeadow voters. *Plea deal: 1 year in house of corrections (only 4 months to be served) plus 1 year of probation plus 200 hours community service, for 11 charges including felony forgery and perjury [1 count larceny under $250, 1 count interfering with an election official, 4 counts of forgery of a document, 4 counts of perjury, and 1 count conspiracy to commit an unlawful act ]  [original 12 charges: 9 counts of absentee voter fraud, 1 count of illegal attempt to vote, 1 count of interfering with election officials, 1 count of larceny] http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/16491-two-sentenced-in-massac... http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/23069229/jack-villamaino-to-serve-4-months-...
New Mexico Silvia Gomez Silvia Gomez Angelica Marquez Priscilla Morales Jesus Dario Hernandez F 2012-03 Sunland Park municipal 2012-04 Ineligible district voting (+registration) 12 Former Sunland Park city councilor Silvia Gomez pleaded* guilty to three counts of false voting in the courtroom of 3rd Judicial District Judge Fernando Macias. Gomez had been charged with a dozen felony counts for inducing non-residents to vote in the March 2012 Sunland Park elections. 13 people listed Gomez's address as their own when they registered to vote in the city between Jan. 5 and Feb. 7, 2012. Six of them voted early in person or by absentee ballot. Police documents said Gomez registered a Texas couple using her Sunland Park address and asked them to vote for mayoral candidate Daniel Salinas. In exchange for her plea, the district attorney's office dismissed remaining charges, prosecutor Jose Arguello said. Gomez's sentence: three years probation, plus $4,500 in fines and an order forbidding her from registering voters in the future. Macias suspended what amounted to a three-year prison sentence. Gomez is at least the fifth defendant —from the more than 20 allegedly involved with widespread Sunland Park voter corruption — to reach resolution. Most have entered plea agreements. *Plea deal: 3 years in prison (suspended), 3 years probation, plus $4,500 in fines and an order forbidding her from registering voters in the future, for 3 counts of false voting http://nmpolitics.net/index/2012/03/sunland-park-employee-arrested-on-false-voti... http://nmpolitics.net/Documents/03.04.12.GomezCriminalComplaint.pdf http://www.kvia.com/news/Sunland-Park-woman-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud/1930822... http://www.abqjournal.com/178004/news/exsunland-park-official-pleads-guilty-to-f...
Tennessee Norman Nichols M 2011 Tellico Plains Mayoral 2012-02 Vote Buying 12 Norman Nichols was indicted by the Monroe County Grand Jury on 6 counts of bribery of a voter and 6 counts of conspiracy to bribe a voter. http://tnreport.com/2012/02/04/tbi-two-men-charged-with-bribing-voters-in-tellic...
Illinois Jerry Knight Kenneth Davison M D 2008-08 Petition Fraud Perjury Forgery 12 Kenneth Davison and Jerry Knight were working for Democratic state Sen. Terry Link in 2007. Indictments allege that both men forged signatures and included dead voters on the nominating petition. Charged with 11 counts of perjury and 1 count of forgery. Pleaded guilty. (08CF3379) Sentenced to 2 years probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. Barred from participating in election activity, other than voting, for the length of his probation. http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/08/sen-link-campai.html http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=313603
Texas Oscar Rios Jose Rene Gomez Oralia Frausto Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) M 2006-03 Democratic primary D 2006-06 Registration fraud - fake Absentee/Mail 12 12 Oscar Rios pleaded* guilty to 12 counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possesing other voters' ballots. Oralia Frausto, Jose Rene Gomez, and Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) - Starr and Hidalgo county political operatives - were also indicted for voter fraud in a large-scale effort to submit mail-in ballots for imaginary people in 2006’s March Democratic primary election. The four were indicted by a grand jury in Brooks County on charges related to the scheme, which involved registering fake voters to vacant lots in Starr County and having mail-in ballots sent to several Hidalgo County addresses. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication/community supervision, $300 fine http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FiveIndicted_StarrCountyTexas.pdf Starr/Brooks: 07-05-09741 CR
Indiana Christopher Marshall Michael R. Marshall John Cook M 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral D 2011-10 Absentee/Mail 12 Christopher Marshall pleaded* guilty to aiding in deception in order to obtain property in connection with a voter fraud scheme involving absentee ballots and applications submitted in Jennings county in 2010. Marshall's father Michael Marshall and John Cook were also indicted on voter fraud charges. *Plea deal: http://www.newsandtribune.com/archives/galligan-aide-indicted-for-voter-fraud/ar... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ik9...
Florida Abra "Tina" Hill Johnson (school board member) "Madison 9" F 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail Impersonation 12 10 Abra “Tina” Hill Johnson, a candidate in the 2010 Madison school board election, was charged with 10 counts of felony fraud in connection with casting a vote, and two counts of absentee ballots and voting violations. Johnson's husband and seven others - the "Madison 9" - were also charged in the scheme, which involved asking voters to sign Absentee Ballot Request Forms and, without the voters’ knowledge or consent, writing an alternate address on the forms, causing the ballots to be mailed to a third party rather than directly to the voters. In 2010, Florida law required ballots to be sent to a voter’s registered address unless the voter was absent from the county, hospitalized, or temporarily unable to occupy their residence. The Johnsons retrieved the ballots, took them to the voters and waited for them to vote, and then returned the ballots to the Supervisor of Elections. In some instances, the voters were only presented with the absentee ballot signature envelope to sign and never received the actual ballot to cast their vote. Johnson won the election by 28 votes. She and her campaign volunteers were charged with obtaining about 45 absentee ballots without proper authorization. http://www.redstate.com/2011/11/01/fbi-arrests-8-in-florida-for-absentee-ballot-... http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Madison_County_Officials_Arrested_for_Voter_Fr... http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/UF/00/02/83/08/02004/7A.pdf http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028405/00592
California Rabboni Selah 2002 2003 Registration Fraud 11 Rabboni Selah was charged with violating California Elections Code sections 18101(a), 18660 and 18613. Charged with felony. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor. (Alameda County - Case #492508) Credit for time served in county jail. Probation and ordered to pay restitution. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403779-california-alameda-county-response...
Michigan Rev. Edward Pinkney M 2014 Recall Petition Fraud 11 Reverend Edward Pinkney was accused of changing the dates on some of the signatures on a petition to recall Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower. A jury convicted Pinkney of 5 counts of election fraud. Sentenced to spend a minimum of 30 months in prison—and a maximum of 120 months on five felony counts http://www.abc57.com/story/27258212/verdict-in-rev-edward-pinkney-election-fraud... http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Benton-Harbor-activist-sentenced-for-election...

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