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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi Cecile Lorraine Seal M 2009-08 Multiple Voting Cecile Lorraine Seal was charged on 8/12/09 with double voting according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00076. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Pennsylvania Ashley L. Clarke F 2009-05 Registration Fraud While working for ACORN, Ashley L. Clarke was charged with forgery, solicitation of registration for pay, unsworn falsification of authorities, obstructing the administration of law or government function, interference with voter registration, and impersonating another person in a voter registration application. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...
New Jersey Octavio A. Dominguez Rigo Rodriguez Lissette Rodriguez Juan Jimenez Belkis M. Cespedes Ana Vely-Gomez Lucia A. Guzman Inocencio Jimenez Jose Ramon Ruiz Dalila Rodriguez Octavio A. Dominguez Juana A. Gil Jose E. Gonzalez Loudes Inoa Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda Wilson A. Torres 2010-05 Paterson city council D 2010-12 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Jose E. Gonzalez of Paterson; and Loudes Inoa of Paterson were charged with third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public records. Jose Ramon Ruiz of Prospect Park, Inocencio Jimenez of Paterson; Lucia A. Guzman of Paterson; Ana Vely-Gomez of Paterson; and Belkis M. Cespedes of Paterson were arrested on charges of second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public record. Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda of Paterson, was charged with second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public records but is currently a fugitive. The defendants all allegedly acted as bearers/messengers for mail-in (absentee) ballots. The complaint summonses allege that the defendants tampered with mail-in ballots and/or voted mail-in ballots on behalf of voters who did not receive the ballots or who did not authorize them to vote for them. http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html
New Hampshire Aaron Joseph Burns M 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Aaron Joseph Burns because he 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 his address as undeliverable. His identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Burns was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Wisconsin Ineligible minor voting 2016-04 Primary 2016-04 In person Ineligible minor voting 6 The Brown County clerk's office says at least six 17-year-olds registered and cast a ballot in the April 2016 primary election. De Pere reported that a 17-year-old certified he was old enough to vote. The clerk's office also learned of five other teens who voted around the area. The county clerk says poll workers did not look at the age on the IDs of some of the students. In one case, a teen used his report card as identification. http://www.wkow.com/story/31676524/2016/04/08/election-officials-investigate-bro... http://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/top-stories/brown-county-investigates-voter-fr...
New Jersey Mary Stewart F Absentee/Mail Mary Stewart cast absentee ballots using her mother's name for at least two years after her mother's death. http://www.electionjournal.org/2010/04/02/dead-voter-investigation-leads-to-bigg... http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/somerset_county_woman_accused.html
Georgia DeBreayzion Monti Harris M 2010-08 Registration fraud Accused of having multiple voter registration/voter ID cards under different names, addresses and dates of birth. (State Elections Board Case #2010-00121100229; Bibb County) $1,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Kansas Carol B. Honabach 2008 General Multiple Voting 1 Carol Honabach was accused of voting both in Kansas by advance ballot and in Kentucky at the polls. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403896-kansas-sos-4th-response-with-cases...
Georgia Pat Bussiere (election official) OTHER Pat Bussiere was accused of violating statute § 21-2-590, pertaining to permitting unqualified persons to vote, refusing to permit qualified persons to vote or unlawfully rendering assistance. Cease and desist order and ordered to complete further training https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Ohio Bernus Charmont 2012-11 General Non-citizen voting 1 Non-citizens Bernus Charmont. Carmen Lockhart, and Jean Gobeil, of Hamilton County, were each charged with one count of voting illegally in the November 2012 election. Prosecutor Joseph Deters said Lockhart, Charmont and Gobeil are all in this country legally but they are non-citizens and, therefore, ineligible to vote. If convicted, they face up to 18 months in prison. http://www.wlwt.com/news/3-accused-of-voter-fraud-in-hamilton-county/26884924

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