True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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Statesort descending 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
California Mark Jacoby M 2006 2007 R 2008-10 Registration fraud - ineligible district Perjury 4 0 Mark Jacoby, owner of a voter-registration company who collected signatures for petition drives, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of voter fraud after he twice illegally registered to vote at an address where he didn't live, in 2006 and again in 2007. He faced four felony charges: two counts of voter registration fraud and two counts of perjury. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 30 days community service http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/06/owner-of-registration-company-plea... http://www.cbsnews.com/news/signature-gatherer-arrested-in-voter-fraud/
California Ricardo Lopez-Munguia M 2008-11 General 2012 Non-citizen voting 3 1 Ricardo Lopez-Munguia, a Mexican who was deported decades ago for drug trafficking, pleaded* guilty to living illegally in Escondido under a false identity, making a false claim to U.S. citizenship, and fraudulently voting in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Lopez-Munguia assumed the identity of Gustavo Carranza-Madrigal, a U.S. citizen, and obtained a fraudulent California driver's license, a Social Security card and a U.S. passport. Lopez was set to be deported to Mexico upon completion of his sentence. *Plea deal: Deportation http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2012/Sep/07/escondido-mexican-man-admit... https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/previously-deported-criminal-alien-pleads-guil...
California Molly Morales F 2009 St. Helena school board 2010-02 Multiple voting 2 1 Molly Morales pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of voter fraud after receiving two mail-in ballots for the Fall 2009 St. Helena school board election, one addressed to her and the other addressed to “Molly LaPointe,” and filling out and submitting both ballots. In exchange for her plea, a felony count of fraudulently signing a ballot was dismissed. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 150 hours community service, $1,100 fine, $4,080 restitution http://napavalleyregister.com/star/news/local/morales-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fra... http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/st-helena-recall-leader-charged-with-vo...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Forrest Downie (deceased 2005) 2008-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Forrest Downie to vote in person in 2008, even though Mr. Downie died in 2005. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/aug/13/more-deceased-voters-san-di... http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
California Jason Lee Hayes M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Jason Lee Hayes, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. Hayes pleaded guilty to 1 count of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. Two counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration were dismissed. 3 years of probation and 90 days in jail. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Scott Hagloch (deceased 2006) 2008-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Scott Hagloch to vote in person in 2008, even though Mr. Hagloch died in 2006. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
California Daniel Bates M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Daniel Bates, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. Bates pleaded guilty to 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. In exchange, 8 counts of defacement of party affiliation and 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration were dismissed. 3 years probation, 39 days of jail and restitution. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
California Roy Mitchell M 2001-08 2001-12 Petition Fraud 3 Roy Mitchell was charged with 3 counts of misrepresenting petitions. Stanislaus County Superior Court (Case Number: 1032540) Case dismissed. http://caseindex.stanct.org:8080/CaseIndex/faces/displayResults.xhtml http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399967-california-stanislaus-county-respo...
California Anthony Ogwo M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Anthony Ogwo, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf http://www.ocregister.com/articles/rackauckas-177027-five-republicans.html
California Gregory McPeters M 2001-08 2001-12 Petition Fraud 3 Gregory McPeters was charged with 3 counts of misrepresenting petitions. Stanislaus County Superior Court (Case Number: 1032540) Case dismissed. http://caseindex.stanct.org:8080/CaseIndex/faces/displayResults.xhtml http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399967-california-stanislaus-county-respo...

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