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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia George Barrett M 2007-06 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385 (a), § 21-2-385 (b) and § 21-2-574, pertaining to absentee ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-27, Lamar County) $400 fine, cease and desist order and reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Texas Velma Rosales F A warning letter was sent to Velma Rosales. The investigation was closed. Matter dismissed.
Florida Christiana Phillip F Non-citizen voting Christiana Phillip was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded guilty. (United States v. Phillip; 9:04-CR-80103) 3 months of probation http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
New Jersey Joaquin Caceres Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario M 2007-11 General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz) D Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery 5 Joaquin Caceres, 50, and Samuel Gonzalez, husband of Teresa Ruiz, both of Newark, were indicted by a state grand jury on charges of conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree). according to Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni. Gonzalez is an Essex County freeholder and an aide to Newark City Councilman Anibal Ramos. Caceres is a senior program development specialist on the Newark mayor’s staff. They are charged with tampering with documentation for messenger ballots, which are absentee ballots intended for use by homebound voters, and fraudulently submitting such ballots as votes in the Nov. 6, 2007 general election. http://njtoday.net/2009/12/01/essex-county-freeholder-indicted-for-ballot-fraud/
Oregon Courtney Shaffer F 2004-08 Petition Fraud 3 Courtney Shaffer was charged with submitting forged signatures on petition. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of forgery in the first degree, a Class C felony, and 1 count of making false statements on an official election document, a Class C felony. 36 months probation and 176 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Connecticut Elizabeth McCormack F D Absentee/Mail Elizabeth McCormack was accused of misrepresenting eligibility requirements for voting absentee in a democratic primary in which she was a candidate. She was also accused of neglecting to provide information about herself required by law, when she assisted people with absentee ballot applications. First allegation dismissed. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law for assisting people with absentee ballots in the future. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law
Mississippi Ike Brown (former chair of the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee) Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee M 2003 Democratic primary D 2005-02 Section 2, Voting Rights Act violation Vote dilution Absentee/Mail Ike Brown, along with the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee which he chaired starting in 2000 and the Noxubee County Election Commission, were found to have violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by systematically and intentionally disenfranchising white voters. The U.S. proved that Brown and his co-defendants rigged the Democratic primary voting process against white voters by manipulating voter rolls, tampering with absentee ballots, making threats to ban some whites from voting, miscounting ballots to ensure white candidates lost, and committing other discriminatory acts. The landmark case marked the first time the federal government used the 1965 Voting Rights Act to protect the rights of white voters. When violations continued during the August 2007 Democratic primary, the court appointed a Referee-Administrator to organize the county’s Democratic primary elections until November 20, 2011; limited the role that defendants could play in supervising future primary elections; and directed poll managers to apply Mississippi’s election laws in counting ballots and preventing improper voter assistance. The 2007 ruling and remedial order were affirmed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2009. Referee-Administrator appointed to organize county Democratic primaries through November 20, 2011; defendants' role in supervising future primaries limited; poll managers directed to apply Mississippi’s election laws in counting ballots and preventing improper voter assistance. http://www.leagle.com/decision/2007934494FSupp2d440_1892/U.S.%20v.%20BROWN http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions%5Cpub%5C07/07-60588-CV0.wpd.pdf https://www.justice.gov/crt/cases-raising-claims-under-section-11b-voting-rights... https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2010/12/15/noxubee_comp_0... https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2010/12/15/noxubee_remedi...
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Cynthia C. Alicea F Multiple Voting 1 Alicea was accused of voting twice. She was later acquitted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Mississippi Ida Jones F 2009-06 A complaint was filed against Ida Jones on 6/26/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00060. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Texas Sybil Doyle F 2010-05 Woodlands Road Utility District 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud Sybil Doyle was one of seven voters indicted for voting outside their district. The group planned to vote in a district where they did not reside in order to elect three of their members to the board of directors of The Woodlands Road Utility District. The group illegally registered in the district by using the address of a hotel in the district as their home address of their voter registration application. Convicted of illegal voting. 3 years in jail, 5 years of probation and a $5,000 fine http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/jury-finds-women-guilty-of-voter-f... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/seven-indicted-for-voter-fraud-in-... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/remaining-in-voter-fraud-case-senten... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/heath-s-woodlands-rud-voter-fraud-...

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