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 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
North Carolina Christopher Williams Flake Huggins Rhonda Williams Willie Williams Jr. M 2011-11 Statesville municipal runoff Illegal voting Obstruction of justice 2 1 Three family members of Statesville Ward 6 City Councilman Flake Huggins – sister Rhonda Williams, brother-in-law Willie Williams Jr. and nephew Christopher Williams – were indicted for one count each of illegally voting in the November 2011 runoff election. Christopher Williams also faces an obstruction of justice charge. All of these charges are felonies. According to North Carolina General Statute 15A-1340.17, Class H and Class I felony convictions carry minimum prison sentences of three and four months respectively.
Connecticut Jacqueline Rogers (campaign worker for a city council candidate) F 1993-09 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 Jacqueline Rogers, a campaign worker for Bridgeport City Council candidate James Holloway, illegally solicited and collected seven "emergency" absentee ballot votes and instructed at least one of the voters to cast her ballot for Holloway during the September 1993 Democratic primary. The commission also determined Rogers was paid $150 for her service. Holloway defeated incumbent Mary Brantley by just nine votes. Barred from participating in campaigns for 5 years
Texas Rudy Trevino M Rudy Trevino was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Texas Election Contest: Gilberto Perez v. Oziel Treviño 2016-06 Hidalgo municipal runoff Election contest Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 6 A judge ordered a new election to be held for Hidalgo City Council Place 5 after candidate Gilberto Perez successfully contested the results, proving that campaign workers aligned with his opponent, incumbent councilman Oziel Treviño, gave voters illegal assistance with mail-in ballots in the June 2016 runoff election and that non-residents and ineligible people cast ballots in the Place 5 race. Perez lost the seat to Trevino by just six votes in the runoff election. Most witnesses testified that they received voting assistance when they did not actually require assistance and that campaign workers insisted they vote for the slate sponsored by city councilman Rudy Franz. One person testified they were paid by a campaign worker to register others at her home who did not live in the city of Hidalgo. New election ordered
Ohio Melissa Sparks F 2007-02 Petition Fraud 6 Melissa Sparks fForged signatures on petitions for ballot question. Charged with 6 counts election fraud. Pleaded guilty to 3 counts. Other counts dismissed. 5 years of probation
Kansas ADDED SOURCE Sedgwick County - Names Unknown Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Often receive advance ballot applications signed by someone other than the voter, such as a college student's parent, a spouse, a secretary or a relative. Provisional ballots not counted. (multiple cases)
Connecticut James Jones M 2004-11 Multiple Voting Duplicate names were found, indicating that three people may have voted in two towns during the November 2004 state election. The three names submitted by the Secretary of State as persons who may have voted more than once and in more than one location were found to be six different people, and therefore no violation of law occurred. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Washington Nancy Bush F Nancy Bush was suspected of being an "unqualified person voting", but there was insufficient evidence to pursue.
South Dakota Craig Guymon M 2013-06 Mitchell school board 2013-06 Multiple voting 1 1 Craig Guymon pleaded* guilty to felony voter fraud after voting twice in the 2013 Mitchell school board election. Guymon told a judge he voted in the polls in the morning of June 4 and voted at the auditor’s office by absentee ballot that afternoon. Guymon was sentenced to 30 days in jail, to be served in 10-day increments at the Davison County Jail. Judge Tim Bjorkman imposed a 180-day jail sentence but suspended 150 days on the condition that Guymon successfully complete a two-year probation. Guymon must also pay $1,200 in fines, court costs and restitution. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (150 days suspended) plus 2 years probation, $1,200 fine, court costs
Florida Christian David Price M 2012 Registration fraud Christian David Price admitted to willfully submitting false voter registration forms while assisting in a state-wide voter registration drive. Community service


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