True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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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 Source3sort ascending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New Jersey Election contest: Fernando Gonzalez vs. Sergio Diaz 2014-11 Perth Amboy municipal D Election contest Absentee/mail Illegal assistance A Superior Court judge threw out the November 2014 election results for a Perth Amboy City Council seat, ordering a new election after finding that the city's Democratic chairwoman took advantage of elderly nursing home residents. The judge threw out 13 ballots; the margin of victory was just 10 votes. Among the residents whose mail-in ballots were thrown out by Judge Heidi Currier was a blind man, a resident who couldn't recall either her address or having voted, and others who testified that Leslie Dominguez-Rodriguez coerced them into voting for her husband, a candidate for Board of Education. The Democratic Organization chairwoman Leslie Dominguez-Rodriguez resigned as a result of the voter fraud allegations. New election ordered http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2015/03/26/pert... http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2015/03/judge_orders_new_election_for_one_... http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2015/03/perth_amboy_demomcratic_chairwoman...
North Carolina Pasco Parker M 2012-11 General Multiple voting (different states) 1 2 Pasco Parker received the maximum sentence from Judge Robert Martelle after Parker admitted to voting in three states during the same November 2012 federal election - North Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee - which is a felony under both state and federal law. Parker was sentenced to 6 to 17 months, but it was suspended and he was placed on supervised probation for 24 months. He also was ordered to complete 48 hours of community service, pay a $250 fee, a $190 court cost and a $500 fine. 6 to 17 months (suspended), 24 months supervised probation, 48 hours of community service, plus a $250 fee, a $190 court cost and a $500 fine. http://voterintegrityproject.com/vote-fraud-confirmed/ http://voterintegrityproject.com/perp-5-nabbed/ http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/unde...
Indiana Michael R. Marshall Christopher Marshall John Cook M 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral D 2011-10 Absentee/Mail Forgery Perjury 48 3 Michael Marshall pleaded* guilty to three felony voter fraud charges involving the improper execution of absentee ballot applications in the 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral election after being charged with 23 counts of voter fraud and 25 counts of forgery and perjury. Marshall admitted he forged absentee ballot applications to illegally obtain the ballots. Marshall's son Christopher Marshall and John Cook were also indicted on voter fraud charges. *Plea deal: 18 months in prison (9 months suspended), $450 fees/fines http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/clark_county/ex-campaign-worker-accepts-plea-... http://www.newsandtribune.com/archives/galligan-aide-indicted-for-voter-fraud/ar... http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/clark_county/campaign-worker-sentenced-for-vo... http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Jennings-Sunday-Jail-time-in-v_13677...
California Richard Alarcon (former Los Angeles City Councilman) Flora Montes de Oca M 2007 Municipal D 2010-08 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 16 1 Richard Alarcon was convicted on three counts of voter fraud and one count of perjury for illegally claiming, along with his wife, to have lived at 14451 Nordhoff St. in Panorama City during his run for City Council in 2007 and his bid for re-election in 2009. During the summer of 2007, Alarcon unsuccessfully tried to have the 7th District boundaries redrawn to include his wife’s Sun Valley home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 120 days in county jail, 600 hours community service, 5 years probation, barred from holding public office http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-alarcon-guilty-20140723-story.html http://losangelescriminallegalblog.com/2010/08/richard-alarcon-charged-with-perj... http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Former-LA-City-Councilman-Sentenced-to-1...
California Flora Montes de Oca (wife of Richard Alarcon) Richard Alarcon F 2007 Municipal D 2010-08 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 3 1 Flora Montes de Oca was convicted on two counts of voter fraud and one count of perjury for illegally claiming, along with her husband Richard Alarcon, to have lived at 14451 Nordhoff St. in Panorama City during his run for City Council in 2007 and his bid for re-election in 2009. During the summer of 2007, Alarcon unsuccessfully tried to have the 7th District boundaries redrawn to include his wife’s Sun Valley home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 400 hours community service, 5 years probation, barred from holding elected office http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-alarcon-guilty-20140723-story.html http://losangelescriminallegalblog.com/2010/08/richard-alarcon-charged-with-perj... http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Former-LA-City-Councilman-Sentenced-to-1...
Connecticut Christina Ayala (former state representative) F Multiple D 2014-09 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 19 8 Connecticut State Rep. Christina Ayala pleaded* guilty to two criminal counts and two counts of providing a false statement after being charged with 19 counts of voter fraud: 8 counts of fraudulent voting, 10 counts of primary or enrollment violations, and 1 count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Ayala was accused of voting in local and state elections in districts where she did not live and providing fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district. Ayala represented the 128th District, elected in 2012 to replace her cousin, Andres Ayala, who was elected to the state Senate. Ayala's mother, Santa Ayala, served as Democratic Registrar of Voters. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison (suspended), barred from running for office for 2 years http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Judge-signs-warrant-for-Christina-Ayala-s-ar... http://www.courant.com/community/bridgeport/hc-state-rep-arrested-0927-20140926-... http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Former-State-Rep-Pleads-Guilty-to--3295... http://wtnh.com/2015/09/25/former-state-rep-pleads-guilty-to-criminal-charges/
Illinois Patricia Bailey F D 2004-09 Registration fraud 3 Illinois State Representative Patricia Bailey was found guilty of filing false election forms claiming her residency in the 6th District, when she was actually living with her mother outside of the district. Bailey was charged with two counts of perjury and one count of falsifying election documents. 2 years probation, 100 hours community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366589-illinois-2nd-response.html http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-09-09/news/0409090273_1_bailey-election-... http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/illinois_ap/state-rep-bailey-convicted-of-electio... http://www.daily-journal.com/news/state/former-state-rep-bailey-gets-probation-f...
Florida Election contest: Bruce Guyton v. Lynne Hubbard 2016-03 Riviera Beach municipal 2016-04 Election contest Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 3 Incumbent Bruce Guyton challenged the results of the March 2016 Riviera Beach City Council race that ended in a tie between him and Lynne Hubbard, claiming that three absentee ballots casts by relatives of Hubbard should be thrown out. Guyton says there is proof that Hubbard’s nephew and two brothers don’t live at her house, as listed in their voter registration. Hubbard won a scheduled runoff election in May 2017, ending the contest. Runoff election: Guyton lost http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/riviera-beach/hearing-set-fo... http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/riviera-beach-counc... http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/election-fraud-trial-starts-i... http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/news/documents/2016/04/21/4-14-16_Complaint.p... http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/hubbard-tops-guyton-ending-bitter...
Ohio Robert Gilchrist M Multiple 2012-06 Ineligible district voting 4 4 Robert Gilchrist, former director of the Lorain County Community Action Agency and Lorain city official, was indicted on four counts of illegal voting. The charges stem from a complaint the Lorain County Board of Elections received about Gilchrist voting in the wrong Lorain city ward in the November 2009, May 2010, November 2010 and May 2011 elections. Gilchrist has been charged with violations of section 3599.12 of the Ohio Revised Code, which states that “no person shall […] vote or attempt to vote in any primary, special, or general election in a precinct in which that person is not a legally qualified elector.” Illegal voting is a fourth-degree felony, with each charge carrying up to 18 months of jail time. Gilchrist pleaded* guilty in exchange for entering a one-year diversion program. *Plea deal: 1 year diversion program http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20120626/gilchrist-indicted-for-voter... http://mediatrackers.org/ohio/2012/09/17/lorain-county-community-organizer-await... http://www.morningjournal.com/article/MJ/20130514/NEWS/305149983 http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2013/05/14/ex-lccaa-head-pleads-guilty-to-ill...
New York Debra Ortutay (former Independence Republican Party Chairwoman) F R 2011-06 Petition Fraud 17 Debra Ortutay was accused of lying to a grand jury about signatures on a petition. She testified to the validity of 12 signatures on a petition, later defending the signatures in a legal challenge. Ortutay had not witnessed the signatures. She pleaded guilty to 1 count of first degree perjury, a Class D felony; 1 count of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a Class D felony; 1 count of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, a Class E felony; and 1 count of misconduct in relation to petitions, a Class A misdemeanor. 4 months in jail and 5 years of probation. http://www.rocklandtimes.com/2012/03/01/former-independence-party-chairwoman-sen... http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2011/July/02/Ortutay_RCGJ-02Jul11.html http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2011/December/07/Ortutay_plea-07Dec11.html

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