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 Source2 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Quentin L. Nichols M 2007-02 Petition Fraud 6 Charged with violations of statute 3599.14(A)(5), which pertains to circulating fraudulent petitions. Pleaded guilty to 3 counts of prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed. 3 years of probation, pay costs and fees
Texas Juan Peña Juan Jose Garza Johnn Alaniz M 2014-11 La Joya ISD school board 2014-11 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Impersonation Juan Peña, Juan Jose Garza, and Johnn Alaniz were charged with bribing postal workers and illegally manipulating voters during their November 2014 re-election campaign to the La Joya ISD school board. The three, who ran as a slate, were accused of buying lists of mail-in voters from two U.S. postal workers in Mission in July, which they used to visit voters’ homes and either assist them in filling out the ballots or fill them out without the voters’ consent. Prosecutors also said La Joya ISD employees were intimidated to vote for their bosses, and slate supporters were changing out voting cards of those they assisted at the polls.
Minnesota Anna Nichole Nelson F 2012-11 General 2013-02 In person Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Anna Nichole Nelson, a convicted felon, pleaded* guilty to voting while ineligible in the November 2012 general election, while still on probation. Using Election Day Registration, Nelson voted at a polling place in Carlton County, at which time she completed a voter registration application and signed a certification saying she was eligible to vote. when in fact her voting rights had not been restored. Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert said that because the voter's ineligiblity was discovered after the fact, there was no way to prevent the fraudulent vote from counting. The charge, originally filed as a felony, was sentenced as a gross misdemeanor: one year of local confinement (stayed for two years), plus payment of $210 in court fees. *Plea deal: 1 year local confinement (stayed for 2 years), $210 court fees
Georgia Marie Brown F 2007-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385(a) and § 21-2-385(b), pertaining to absentee ballots,§ 21-2-409(a), pertaining to assisting voters, and § 21-2-574, pertaining to unlawful possession of ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-000008, Marion County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand.
Connecticut Katherine Irene Magyar F 2008-11 Presidential Multiple Voting A complaint was brought against Katherine Irene Magyar alleging that she had voted both by absentee ballot and in person during the 2008 presidential election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed. Dismissed
Connecticut Neill Bovaird M Registration Fraud A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged
Indiana Constance D. Simmons-Pedraza F 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-09 Ineligible district voting 1 1 Constance D. Simmons-Pedraza pleaded* guilty to voting in a precinct where she didn't live after falsely claiming residence in East Chicago so she could vote there in the 2003 Democratic primary. She actually resided in the nearby town of St. John. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison (suspended)
Washington Gregory Taufer M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Gregory Taufer was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue.
North Carolina Linda Lyons F 2011-11 Morrisville municipal Multiple voting (attempted) 1 0 Former Morrisville Councilwoman Linda Lyons pleaded* guilty to a voter fraud-related charge. The Wake County District Attorney’s office charged Lyons, 57, with trying to vote twice during the 2011 election. Lyons was issued a $50 fine and sentenced to 45 days in jail, but the jail sentence was suspended for 12 months of unsupervised probation. Lyons also paid $180 in court fees. Lyons, who had served 12 years on the Morrisville Town Council, was running for re-election last year when she faced allegations that she violated state election laws by mishandling absentee ballots, improperly witnessing absentee ballots and trying to vote twice. The Wake County Board of Elections turned over the case to the district attorney’s office, which turned the matter over to the State Bureau of Investigations. After a 10-month SBI probe, the district attorney’s office decided to only pursue charges related to Lyons’ attempt to vote twice, said Assistant District Attorney Steven Saad. According to election officials, Lyons filed an early-voting ballot and then attempted to vote again two weeks later at her precinct. At the time Lyons, said she forgot she had already voted. Lyons went to the poll on Election Day, but officials said her absentee ballot was already counted. Unofficial elections results Tuesday night show that Lyons trailed challenger Mike Schlink by three votes. Lyons, who served District 1, was already under investigation by the elections board in connection with the handling of at least five absentee ballots for voters in her district, board Director Cherie Poucher said Monday. Five absentee ballots had to be thrown out after voters told elections officials that Lyons was the signed witness on their ballots and that she took possession of the ballots after voters filled them out, Poucher said. It is a felony to even touch a ballot belonging to anyone but a close relative. *Plea deal: 45 days in jail (suspended for 12 months of unsupervised probation), $50 fine plus $180 in court fees, for 1 count of attempting to vote twice. Link to guilty plea is broken, no other links found.
Florida Judy Ann Crumitie "Madison 9" F 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail 5 4 Judy Ann Crumitie, one of the "Madison 9," was charged with four counts of felony fraud in connection with casting a vote, and one count of providing a false report to law enforcement authorities, as part of a scheme to illegally request, distribute, and collect absentee ballots in the 2010 Madison school board election. Charges against Crumitie were dismissed. Dismissed


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