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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Virginia Sheila J. Peterson F Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 Sheila J. Peterson was accused of registering to vote despite having been convicted of a felony. Charged with 1 count making a false statement on an election form. She was set to plead guilty, but her plea was vacated after she tested positive for cocaine.
California Roderick Wright (former state senator) M 2007 Multiple D 2010-09 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud Perjury 8 5 Roderick Wright was convicted on 5 counts of fraudulent voting, 2 counts of perjury, and one count of filing a false declaration of candidacy for registering, voting, and filing for office at the address of an Inglewood property he owned but didn't reside at so he could run in what was then the 25th Senate District in 2008. His true home or "domicile" was a home in Baldwin Hills, outside the district he sought to represent. 90 days in jail, 3 years probation, 1,500 hours community service, barred from holding public office http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-convicted-felon-roderick-wright-... http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-rod-wright-jury-20140124-story.html...
Kentucky Ross Harris M 2002 Vote Buying Ross Harris was convicted of vote buying related to a scheme in which he funneled $41,000 in illegal contributions to the campaign of John Doug Hays, a candidate for a Pike County district judgeship. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/us/where-prosecutors-say-votes-are-sold.html?p...
Ohio Keith Belluardo M 2008-11 Absentee Ballot Fraud 10 Keith Belluardo was accused of voting using a former address. Charged with 3 counts absent voter's ballot, 5 counts illegal voting and 2 counts election falsification. Court documents indicate "intervention" and "treatment" was granted in lieu of conviction. Court documents indicate "intervention" and "treatment" were granted in lieu of conviction. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392964-ohio-montgomery-county-keith-bellu...
New York Gary Galuski Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail Forgery 4 Gary Galuski, a Troy City Councilman, was indicted in January 2011 on four counts of first-degree falsifying business records in the voter fraud scheme related to the 2009 Working Families Party primary. He was one of eight people to face charges in connection with the probe. Galuski was arraigned in Rensselaer County Court by Greene County Court Judge George J. Pulver and pleaded not guilty. https://web.archive.org/web/20120115071111/http://www.timesunion.com/local/artic... https://web.archive.org/web/20120313015238/http://mentalrecession.blogspot.com/2...
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
North Carolina Contested Election: Leon Maynor vs. Laura Sampson 2015-11 Lumberton municipal Contested Election Vote buying The State Board of Elections ordered a new election for the Lumberton Precinct 7 City Council seat, due to voter “irregularities." possible fraud and “systematic” errors made by the Robeson County Board of Elections. The Precinct 7 race had been stalled by election protests filed by both the incumbent, Leon Maynor, and challenger, Laura Sampson. Following several recounts, including a full hand-to-eye recount, Maynor held a one-vote lead over Sampson. An investigator with the State Board of Elections testified that there is an ongoing investigation of vote-buying allegations against both Maynor and Sampson. The investigator, Matthew Martucci, a former New York Police Department detective, said that both candidates, local election officials and others have been interviewed about the allegations, which were made by multiple sources. All information collected during the investigation will be forwarded to the State Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The state board questioned Steve Stone, the chairman of the Robeson County Board of elections, extensively about how the hand recount was conducted, and after reviewing the ambiguous ballots, decided there was no way they could determine the voters’ “intent” based on the ballots. New election ordered. https://robesonian.com/news/83625/2-new-elections-ordered http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/new-elections-ordered-for-pembroke-mayor-o...
Kansas Marshall County - Name Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting 1 Person voted in both Kansas and Nebraska. Referred to county attorney for investigation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Wisconsin Brittany M. Rainey F 2012-11 General 2013-03 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Brittany M. Rainey pleaded* guilty to voting as a felon and was sentenced to 45 days in the House of Correction. *Plea deal: 45 days in the House of Correction http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-to-five-counts-of... http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/prosecutors-charge-10-with-voter-fraud-4t...
Washington Robert Victor Holmgren M 2004-11 2005-05 Absentee/Mail Impersonation 1 Robert Victor Holmgren was charged with casting an absentee ballot in the name of his recently deceased spouse, Charlette Holmgren. $250 fine (suspended) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html

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