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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Lydia Molina F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Vote buying 6 6 Lydia Molina pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with six counts of illegally possessing other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2006 primary election. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudiciation, 12 months community supervision, $300 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html
Texas Jose De Jesus Cano M 2008 School Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Jose De Jesus Cano pleaded* guilty to one count of illegally voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in a 2008 school election. *Plea deal; 10 years probation, $1000 fine, $313 court costs Hidalgo/Brooks: 09-09-10115 CR
Missouri Multiple (27) 2015-04 Kinloch municipal Ineligible district registration The city of Kinloch has raised concerns to the St. Louis County Board of Elections and the Missouri Secretary of State about people being registered to vote in Kinloch who no longer live there. On April 2, the city gave the election board a list of 27 names of people who it claimed were illegally registered. Mayor-elect Betty McCray defeated Mayor Darren Small on April 7, 2015 with 38 votes to his 18. http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/new-kinloch-mayor-suspended-for-alleged-vote... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/alleging-voter-fraud-kinloch-refuses-to... http://www.mediaite.com/online/new-missouri-mayor-barred-from-entering-office-vo...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Julita Abutin (deceased 2006) Multiple Impersonation 0 4 Someone used the identity of Julita Abutin to vote in Norwalk in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014. Abutin died in 2006. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/05/23/cbs2-investigation-uncovers-votes-bein... http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/26/california-refuses-to-admit-its-voter-fraud-pr...
Connecticut Richard Hofer M Ineligible district voting Richard Hofer voted twice in the town of Sherman, a town where he wasn't a resident. He voted once based on being on the tax records for the two properties he owned, and after discussing it with a local elections official, voted again in the name of his family's limited liability partnership. The State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Hofer wasn't trying to fraudulently vote, and made an honest mistake. Mr. Hofer wasn't penalized.
Georgia Oliver Chivore M 2011-11 Non-citizen voting Accused of being a non-citizen registered to vote and voting. (State Elections Board Case #2011-00061111733) $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Washington Phineas F. Porter M 2004-11 General Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Phineas F. Porter, of Jefferson County, Washington, reportedly voted at the polls as well as voting an absentee ballot from Snohomish County, Washington, in the November 2004 general election. Criminal charges were not filed on the assumption that Porter "made an honest mistake." Name kept on file for likely criminal prosecution if he repeated the action; Snohomish County registration cancelled. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Michigan Randy Allen Dunham M Absentee Ballot Fraud Dunham was accused of tampering with absentee ballots at the tech school where he taught.
Oregon Ernesto Cirfuentes M 2000-07 Petition Fraud Ernesto Cirfuentes submitted forged signatures on an initiative petition. Pleaded guilty. 10 days in jail, 3 years of probation, about $1,000 in fines and 40 hours of community service. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Alice Weatherholt F 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. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...

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