True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendantsort ascending 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
Alabama Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez M Multiple Non-citizen voting Registration fraud 5 Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez, a Mexican citizen living illegally in Alabama since the 1970s under a stolen identity, pleaded guilty in 2012 to federal Social Security fraud charges, and records show he committed voter fraud as well. Hernandez-Hernandez stole the Social Security number and assumed the name of Severo Benavidez, under which he illegally voted in the 1996 and 2008 general elections, the 2002 primary election, and special elections in 2003 and 2009. http://blog.al.com/live/2012/03/baldwin_man_convicted_of_fraud.html
Florida Velrine Palmer F Non-citizen voting Velrine Palmer was one of 15 non citizens charged with voting in various elections. Four of the defendants were also charged with making false claims of citizenship. Ten defendants were convicted, one was acquitted and charges against the remaining four defendants were dismissed. The case against Palmer was dismissed. Dismissed https://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Texas Velma Rosales F A warning letter was sent to Velma Rosales. The investigation was closed. Matter dismissed.
Mississippi Vaughn Gray Jr. 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral 2014-12 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Vaughn Gray, Jr. was charged with voting by an unqualified person for illegally voting in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral election. Gray was convicted of grand larceny prior to casting his ballot in 2013, which disenfranchised his vote due to the felony charge. Gray's sentence is pending, and he is currently booked in the Forrest County Jail on various charges. http://www.wdam.com/story/27644667/convicted-felon-one-other-indicted-for-illega... http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/hattiesburg/2015/04/01/man-p...
Tennessee Vancey Voorhies F Illegal assistance 4 Vancey Voorhies was charged with one count each of illegal registration/voting, false entries, violation by an official and official misconduct. She was a volunteer poll worker who helped an elderly cousin vote by signing her name in the book and casting the vote for her. It was determined that her actions were a misguided effort to assist a voter and she was eligible for pre-trial diversion. Pre-trial diversion http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404111-tennessee-davidson-county-with-cas...
North Carolina Valerie Moore Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Anita Moore Wayne Shatley F 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying Valerie Moore reportedly paid people to vote for Republican candidates, including Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff, in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. She pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2...
Indiana Valerie McGowan F 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D Absentee Ballot Fraud Ineligible district voting Perjury 4 Valerie McGowan was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Charged with 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, 2 counts perjury. Pleaded guilty to voting in other precinct, a felony. Other counts dismissed. 18 months probation
Georgia Valerie Luckey Merritt F 2010-06 Registration fraud Accused of violating State Election Board rules regarding registration of voters in nursing homes. Merritt allegedly obtained voter registration forms from nursing home residents from another individual who had woken them up in the middle of the night to sign the documents, which amounted to elder abuse. The forms were also mishandled and some registrations allegedly were by individuals ineligible to vote. Merritt pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2008-01111097969; Bulloch County) $28,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Wisconsin Valerie A.Moran F 2014-11 General 2015-03 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Valerie A. Moran of Merrimac was charged with illegally voting as a convicted felon in the November 2014 general election. A Town of Merrimac official documented that Moran signed the poll list on Election Day, and Moran admitted to voting on that date during a phone interview. Anyone under supervision or probation for a felony conviction cannot vote in Wisconsin. http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/merrimac-felon-charged-with-...
Alabama Valada Paige Banks Rosie Lyles F 2004-10 2005-05 Democratic primaries D 2007-08 Absentee/Mail Forgery 5 1 Valada Paige Banks and Rosie Lyles pleaded* guilty to third-degree possession of a forged absentee ballot affidavit with intent to defraud during October 2004 and May 2005 Democratic primaries related to special elections in Hale County. The two were also charged with four counts of promoting illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail (suspended), 2 years probation, $400 court costs http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20090915/news/909149917 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html

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