|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||Source5||Follow Up|
|Texas||Guadalupe Rios||2006||Municipal||Absentee/Mail||11||11||Guadalupe Rios pleaded* guilty to 11 counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegally possessing other voters' ballots in the 2006 municipal election (TEC 86.006).||*Plea deal: 4 years probation, 60 days house arrest, $500 fine||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html||Starr/Brooks: 08-08-09945 CR|
|Illinois||Kenneth Davison||Jerry Knight||M||D||2008-08||Petition Fraud||Perjury||Forgery||11||Kenneth Davison and Jerry Knight were working for Democratic state Sen. Terry Link in 2007. Indictments alleged that both men forged signatures and included dead voters on the nominating petition. Charged with 9 counts of perjury and 2 counts of forgery. Pleaded guilty to nine counts of perjury for signing a sworn statement on petitions that signatures were legitimate. (08CF3380)||Sentenced to probation, 60 days in jail when not working and barred from campaign activity while on probation.||http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/08/sen-link-campai.html||http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=313603||http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/?id=267738&src=329|
|Tennessee||Gayle Copeland||F||Registration Fraud||11||Gayle Copeland was accused of 11 counts of illegal voter registration, false entries, criminal impersonation and food stamp fraud. One count each of illegal registration, false entries and criminal impersonation were dismissed, as well as three counts of food stamp fraud. Copeland pleaded guilty to and was charged with two counts of illegal registration or voting, one count of criminal impersonation and one count of food stamp fraud.||2 years suspension and restitution in the amount of $4,694 to the Department of Human Services. Supervised probation.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404111-tennessee-davidson-county-with-cas...|
|Florida||Ora Bell Rivers||"Madison 9"||F||2010||Madison school board||2011-11||Absentee/Mail||Perjury||11||7||Ora Bell Rivers, one of the "Madison 9," was charged with seven counts of felony fraud in connection with casting a vote, three counts of perjury by false written declaration, and one count of providing a false report to law enforcement authorities, as part of a scheme to illegally request, distribute, and collect absentee ballots in the 2010 Madison school board election. Rivers entered pre-trial intervention.||Pre-Trial Intervention||http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Madison_County_Officials_Arrested_for_Voter_Fr...|
|Nevada||Tina Marie Parks||F||2016-06||Primary||2016-07||Registration fraud||11||0||Tina Marie Parks was charged with 11 felony counts for falsifiying party affiliations while registering voters on behalf of Engagae Nevada before the June 2016 Nevada primary. Parks was charged with four counts of perjury for allegedly signing four registration forms for herself on which she attests she had no felony conviction or other loss of civil rights that would make it unlawful for her to vote. The other charges include two counts of attempted intimidation of voters; one count of intimidation of voters; three counts of acts concerning registration of voters for allegedly falsifying registrations; and one count of prohibited acts of employees of voter registration agencies.||http://www.reviewjournal.com/politics/election-2016/pahrump-woman-arrested-falsi...||http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article894...|
|Ohio||Chad Staton||M||Registration Fraud||10||Chad Staton admitted falsifying over 100 voter registration forms in exchange for crack cocaine, using names including Michael Jackson and Mary Poppins, according to the indictment. The person who paid him was associated with the NAACP National Voter Fund. Charged with 10 counts false registration. Pleaded guilty to all 10 counts.||54 months incarceration||http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2005/04/14/Man-in-vote-fraud-case-sentenced-to-...||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394093-staton-sent.html||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394094-staton-pol.html|
|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...|
|New Jersey||Marty Small||Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris||M||2009||Municipal - Democratic primary||2009-09||Absentee Ballot Fraud||10||Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small and five co-defendants went to trial in November 2010 for attempting to win an election by asking voters to apply for absentee ballots. Instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Small was charged and acquitted twice of voter fraud. Charged with 10 counts of Absentee Voter Fraud. Small was acquitted||Acquitted||http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/atlantic-city-councilman-marty-...||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html||http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/voter-fraud-charges-dropped-aga...|
|New Jersey||Ernest Storr||Marty Small Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris||M||2008 2009||Special Mayoral Municipal - Democratic primary||R||2009-09||Absentee Ballot Fraud||10||Storr was one of 14 allegedly working alongside Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Accused of absentee ballot fraud in connection with 2008 and 2009 mayoral races. Charged with 1 count conspiracy, 4 counts election fraud, 1 count absentee ballot fraud, 1 count tampering with public records or information, 1 count falsifying records, 1 count forgery, and 1 count hindering apprehension or prosecution in connection with Small's 2009 campaign; 1 count in connection with a 2008 mayoral campaign. As part of a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to 1 count related to the 2008 election and 1 count related to the 2009 election.||Probation||http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/star-witness-in-atlantic-city-v...||http://observer.com/2010/08/small-campaign-worker-pleads-guilty-to-ballot-fraud/||http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/former-co-defendant-in-atlantic...||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html|
|New Jersey||Tracy Pijuan||Marty Small Ernest Storr Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris||2009||Municipal - Democratic primary||2009-09||Absentee Ballot Fraud||10||Tracy Pijuan was one of 14 allegedly working alongside Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Pijuan was charged with 10 counts of voter fraud. Voters were asked to apply for absentee ballots, but instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Pijuan was acquitted.||Acquitted||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html||http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/atlantic-city-councilman-marty-...|
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