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 # Chargessort ascending # 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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