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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Virginia Melvin Jones M 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Melvin Jones was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County)
Washington Tyler Dawson M 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases.
North Carolina Brandon Earl McLean 2008-11 General D 2011-08 Multiple voting 1 1 Three Wake County residents were charged with, and admitted to, voter fraud in connection with the 2008 presidential election. Twenty-six-year-old Kierra Fontae Leache of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, 46-year-old Shelia "Sheilia" Romona Hodges, also of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, and 25-year-old Brandon Earl McLean of Bethune Drive in Raleigh, admitted casting two votes in 2008. All three are registered Democrats. Leache filed a no-excuse absentee application on Oct. 29, 2008, as well as voted at the polling place on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Raleigh on Nov. 4. Leache later admitted to authorities that she did vote twice in the presidential election. Hodges and McLean both each participated in early voting at Chavis Heights Community Center in Raleigh and later voted on Election Day at their local polling place. They also admitted to the charges. All three have been placed under a $10,000 bond. The Wake Board of Elections uncovered the fraud and turned it over to the Wake County DA and got the SBI involved to investigate.
Texas Carlos Medrano Frank Medrano III Racquel Medrano Ricardo Medrano Sr. Rolando Medrano Sylvia Medrano Robert Edward Medrano M 2010-03 Democratic primary D 2011-09 Ineligible district voting Voter intimidation/coercion 2 1 Former Dallas County Justice of the Peace Carlos Medrano was found guilty of one count of illegal voting for illegally soliciting the vote of his niece Veronica Medrano, who lived in Mesquite and was not eligible to vote in Dallas, in the March 2010 Democratic primary. Six members of the Medrano family, one of Dallas County’s most influential Democratic families, and another associate were indicted in the case, including Medrano's brother, Federal Reserve police lieutenant Frank Medrano, and his daughter Racquel Medrano, charged with making false statements; Sylvia Medrano, Dallas County clerk’s office employee, charged with seven counts of illegally voting in precincts where she did not reside; and Robert Edward Medrano, Dallas County detention services officer, charged with three counts of illegally voting in a precinct in which he did not reside. Judge Richard Mays presided over the bench trial in Rockwall County. 180 days in county jail, five years probation, $2500 fine Dallas/Rockwall: 2-11-418 | Ricardo Medrano Sr., 67: former Dallas City Council member, charged with knowingly helping a felon on parole vote. Son of Pancho Medrano Sr. Rolando Medrano, 55: charged with making false statements before a grand jury. Son of Pancho Medrano. Frank Medrano III, 47: lieutenant in the Federal Reserve Bank police force, charged with making false statements. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Sylvia Medrano, 36: Dallas County clerk’s office employee, charged with seven counts of illegally voting in precincts where she did not reside. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Carlos Medrano, 34: elected Dallas County justice of the peace in 2010, charged with soliciting illegal votes from nieces. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Raquel Medrano, 22: charged with making false statements. Great-grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Robert Edward Medrano, 22: Dallas County detention services officer, charged with three counts of illegally voting in a precinct in which he did not reside. Great-grandchild of Pancho Medrano.
Arkansas Jack Crumbly (former Arkansas State Senate candidate) M 2006-05 Democratic Primary run off D Alleged fraud in the runoff election against Crumbly for Senate seat. Allegations included fraud with absentee ballots, forged signatures, voters not signing the bearer book, double votes recorded and 173 ballots never found. The original lawsuit was dismissed, but the state Supreme Court overturned that decision. A special committee voted to allow Crumbly to stay in office because of lack of evidence against him.
West Virginia Jerry Weaver (former Lincoln County assessor) M 2004-05 Democrat Primary 2005-08 Jerry Weaver was reportedly involved in a scandal during the 2004 Democratic party primary to bribe county voters. Indicted with others for a conspiracy to control county government in Lincoln County by buying votes, keeping some supporters’ property taxes low, controlling county and state government jobs and rewarding supporters by ensuring their roads were repaired. Pleaded guilty.
Texas Josefina Marinas Suarez F 2005-05 School board Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 1 Josefina Suarez pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) in the 2005 school election. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication, 12 months community supervision, $500 fine Nueces: 05-CR-9807-1
Virginia Adam Dustin Ward M 2011-12 Republican primary R 2013 Petition fraud Perjury 42 0 Adam Dustin Ward pleaded* guilty in Augusta County Circuit Court to 18 counts of false statement on required form and 18 counts of perjury (falsely swearing an oath) in connection with a Dec. 2011 incident. Ward worked for election contractor Stillwater LLC, which was enlisted to obtain signatures on campaign petitions for Republican candidate Newt Gingrich in Virginia's 2012 presidential primary. The names or addresses on several dozen of the signed petition forms Ward turned in to Augusta County could not be verified by the state Board of Elections. *Plea deal: ?
Georgia James Curtis Hicks Olivia Pearson Charlie Mack Wooten Evelyn Griffin M 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance James Curtis Hicks, Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, Charlie Mack Wooten, and Evelyn Griffin were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016.
Arizona Margarito Blancas M 2005-07 Registration Fraud 1 Margarito Blancas was charged with one count of presentment of false instrument for filing when he registered to vote despite not being a U.S. citizen. Dismissed


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