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
Kentucky Eugene Lewis (former Democratic Board of Elections Judge) M Multiple D Vote buying Democratic Board of Elections Judge Eugene Lewis, also a convicted cocaine trafficker and marijuana dealer serving a 12 years prison sentence, described how easily he bought votes over a period spanning three decades. "I've also bought, traded, bought votes for different candidates," he testified. "I would pay them right in the booth. ... You would not believe the percentage of people, from school teachers down, that I have bought their vote from." http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu... http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html
New Hampshire Stephanie Marie Murphy-Mejia F 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Stephanie Marie Murphy-Mejia because she reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to her address as undeliverable. Her identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Murphy-Mejia was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Indiana Beverly Shelton F 2008 Democratic primary D 2012-04 Petition fraud Forgery 2 0 Beverly Shelton pleaded* guilty to one count of felony forgery and one count of felony falsifying a petition. Charges were filed against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot. The officials were accused of taking part in a scheme to fake signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for president. The plan was hatched by local Democratic Party officials inside the local party headquarters. Shelton was a Board of Voter Registration worker. Page after page of the petitions were clearly in the same handwriting, but the petitions sailed through the Board of Elections without any problems, "because election workers in charge of verifying their validity were the same people faking the signatures." Prosecutors said that nine of the Obama petition pages were apparently forged. Each petition contains up to 10 names, making a possible total of 90 faked names, which could have brought the Obama total below the legal limit that was required for him to qualify for the ballot. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, testified against Morgan and Blythe http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/17/indiana-dem-official-sentenced-to-pri... http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2013-04-25/news/38825647_1_morgan-and-blyth...
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. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/trial-starts-for-la-joya-isd-board-members-... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/turn-of-events-on-last-day-of-la-joya-isd/a... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/la-joya-school-board-candidates-federal-empl...
California Richard Anthony Floyd M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Richard Anthony Floyd and 11 others were charged with fraudulently deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. Floyd pleaded guilty and served 3 years of probation. 3 years of probation. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
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 http://www.pinejournal.com/content/woman-sentenced-voter-fraud-last-falls-electi... http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/2-carlton-county-women-accused-voter-fr...
Indiana Douglas Campbell Terry Danner M 2011 2012-05 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Douglas Campbell, the mayor of Austin, pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor electioneering in exchange for prosecutors dismissing felony voter fraud and conspiracy charges. Campbell and Terry Danner were accused of going to at least four homes in 2011 to illegally collect absentee voter ballots. According to one statement, Campbell filled out one of the ballots himself. *Plea deal: 1 year (suspended) http://www.wave3.com/story/20968288/mayor-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/Austin-mayor-city-employee-char... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ilp...
Connecticut Eva Christianson F Absentee/Mail Eva Christian, who assisted with a political campaign, was accused of distributing more than five absentee ballot applications without registering with the Town clerk. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Rhode Island Keith Costa M 2004 Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Keith and Robert Costa, father and son, were each charged with one count of fraudulent voting when they allegedly did not use their actual address when they voted in a primary. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
Kansas Osage County Nursing Home Worker 2002 Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal assistance Nursing home assistance when voter not aware. No action taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html

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