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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New York Fran Knapp F 2007 Poughkeepie mayoral D 2013-07 Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 96 Fran Knapp, former Dutchess County Democratic Elections Commissioner, pleaded* guilty to two misdemeanor charges of the unauthorized signing of a poll watcher’s certificate in 2012 and falsifying a treasurer’s report for her husband Fred Knapp’s 2007 Poughkeepsie mayoral campaign. Knapp faced 41 felony counts of misconduct by an elections official and 41 misdemeanor counts of official misconduct for allegedly changing the designated agent to receive absentee ballots of 41 individuals authorized to vote absentee in 2010. She also faced felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly committing fraud in 2008 by falsely creating a certificate of substitution by a committee to fill vacancies. She additionally was charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of misconduct by an elections official, as well as official misconduct, for allegedly fraudulently signing a poll watcher’s certificate on behalf of Republican candidate Neil DiCarlo during a state Senate primary in September 2012. As part of a plea agreement, Westchester County Judge Barry Warhit ordered Knapp to resign by the end of December and pay a $175 fine. *Plea deal: Resign as Dutchess County Democratic Elections Commisioner, $175 fine, for 2 misdemeanor charges http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131115/dutchess-elections-commissione... http://www.dailyfreeman.com/article/DF/20150203/NEWS/150209902
Wisconsin Paul Anthony Vargas M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Paul Anthony Vargas was accused of voter registration fraud, pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 1-year penitentiary, which was suspended, 1 year of probation and a fine. The fine is unknown. 1 year penitentiary (suspended), 1 year probation and fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394268-wyoming-hot-springs-with-case.html
Texas Magdalena Robledo Rodriguez Jose Picasso F 2010-05 Alton municipal 2013-01 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 2 2 Magdalena Robledo Rodriguez and Elizabeth Robledo Morales were charged with illegal voting for their roles in a voter fraud scheme during Alton’s May 2010 city election. Both women were named in a December 2012 indictment accusing them of having voted in the 2010 Alton election even though they were not eligible to vote in it. In 2010, a controversy sparked in the small Hidalgo County town when nearly three dozen voters were flagged by the city, which had chosen to run its own election. Elections clerks noticed that several homes, the residences of the two challengers in the race, Jose Picasso and Salvador Vela, were listed as the address for a large number of voters with different last names. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/women-arrested-accused-of-illegal-voting/ar... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/former-alton-police-chief-commissioner-tied...
Texas Belinda Solis Veronica Saldivar F 2012-05 Democratic primary General Donna ISD D 2014-08 Vote buying (federal) 1 5 Belinda Solis and Veronica Saldivar pleaded* guilty in federal court to buying votes during the May 2012 Democratic primary and the 2012 general election. A campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner bought cocaine and gave it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters. Solis pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying after she admitted to buying five votes with cash and cocaine. Both women were part of a large year and a half long FBI investigation into election corruption in Hidalgo County that began in January 2013. The women were paid campaign workers, also known as politiqueras, who targeted low income areas and elderly individuals enticing them to vote for a particular candidate. *Plea deal: https://www.scribd.com/doc/238315273/Politiquera-Donna https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2014/two-campaign-workers-admit-to... http://www.breitbart.com/Texas/2014/09/1/Court-Records-Accuse-Democrats-Of-Using...
Texas Karen Hall F 2013-12 Multiple Bryan municipal 2014-09 Ineligible district voting The Bryan City Council voted to ask the Texas Attorney General's office to investigate Karen Hall, who helped secure voter signatures to place an ethics-related charter amendment before voters in November. Hall doesn't live at or own the address in Bryan at which she is registered to vote, but has voted in several city elections, most recently in December 2013. Hall listed her address on her voter registration as 5918 Texas 21 East in Bryan, which is the address of Bruders Electric. According to Hall, the building's former owner, Edward Wayne Kelly, offered to let Hall live in part of the building, but she never moved in. Hall thought the agreement was still in place when Kelly passed away several years ago, but Malcolm Hein, the owner of Bruder's Electric, who is renting the building, signed an affidavit saying he's never allowed anyone to live on the property. It is a felony under Texas law for a person to vote in an election where they know they are not eligible to vote. http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/calling-for-voter-fraud-investigation-is-a-ra...
Colorado Winston Keyes M Multiple voting 2 1 Winston Keyes pleaded* guilty to voting twice. A second charge of forgery of a government-issued document was dropped. *Plea deal: 12 months probation, $159 fine, court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Connecticut Joseph Guzek M Absentee/Mail Guzek, a city employee, voted an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and odered to comply with the law in the future
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Jason Smith M Petition Fraud Jason Smith was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Case closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kentucky Kenton County - Name Unknown 2000 Intimidation 3 An unnamed individual was charged with voter intimidation and being within 500 feet of a polling place. Charge of intimidation was amended down. Found guilty of being within 500 feet of polls. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Ohio Roshonda Croom F 2011-07 Petition Fraud 1 Roshonda Croom was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Pleaded guilty to prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, felony. (Summit County, Case #11-07-1792) 18 months of probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395896-ohio-summit-county-with-cases.html

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