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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi Steven Thompson (former candidate for sheriff) M Vote Buying Thompson, candidate for sheriff of Benton County, reportedly paid undercover police officers $30 per vote and pleaded guilty to attempted bribery. 1 year house arrest and $500 fine
Washington Daria Kim 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...
Alaska Unknown 1 Voter fraud case referred to Alaska Department of Law Criminal Division. Declined for prosecution. No charges filed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374296-alaska-dept-of-law-response.html
Georgia Roberta Abdul-Salam (state representative) F Runoff OTHER Roberta Abdul-Salam, state representative-elect, campaigned inside a polling place for the August 2005 runoff election. Witnesses reported that Abdul-Salaam told voters she was a poll watcher, but Abdul-Salaam denied this. Cease and desist order https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Washington Harry Engstrom M 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...
New Jersey Lucia A. Guzman 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 Lucia A. Guzman of Paterson; Ana Vely-Gomez of Paterson; Belkis M. Cespedes of Paterson; Inocencio Jimenez of Paterson; and Jose Ramon Ruiz of Prospect Park, were arrested on charges of second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public record. Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; 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. 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
Wisconsin Louis Kwiatkowski Janice Kwiatkowski M 2009 Municipal Multiple Voting 1 Louis Kwiatkowski and his wife were accused of each voting twice in a 2009 election that was decided by a two-vote margin. A write-in candidate for trustee defeated the incumbent by a two-vote margin.The couple were convicted of voting in Blooming Grove, near McFarland, where they have their permanent home, five days after voting by absentee ballot in Wyocena, where they have a cottage. $2,000 fine http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/dane-county-couple-fined...
Mississippi Adrian Garth According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00081, Adrian Garth, manager of Aberdeen County Electric Department, was suspected of voter fraud. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Clarence Oliveria (deceased 2005) 2012-06 Absentee/Mail Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Clarence Oliveria to vote by mail in 2012, even though Oliveria died in 2005. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Georgia Pamela Pickren F OTHER Pamela Pickren was accused of voting by an unqualified elector. Pickren could not be located, so the case was closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...

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