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 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Washington Tami L. Mathias F 2004-11 General Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Tami L. Mathias reportedly voted two absentee ballots during the November 2004 general election, one from King County, Washington, and one from Jefferson County, Washington, where she lived. Criminal charges were not filed on the assumption that she "made an honest mistake." No charges filed; name kept on file for likely criminal prosecution if he repeated the action; King County registration cancelled. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
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
Illinois Monica LaPlant F 2012 2013-01 Absentee/mail 1 1 Monica LaPlant, of Cahokia, pleaded* guilty to attempting to mark an absentee ballot of another person in a 2012 election. *Plea deal: 24 months probation, $1125 fines/court costs http://www.bnd.com/news/local/crime/article20547705.html https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20...
California Rabboni Selah 2002 2003 Registration Fraud 11 Rabboni Selah was charged with violating California Elections Code sections 18101(a), 18660 and 18613. Charged with felony. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor. (Alameda County - Case #492508) Credit for time served in county jail. Probation and ordered to pay restitution. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403779-california-alameda-county-response...
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
Kentucky Brent Madon (son of Robert Madon, former mayor of Pineville, KY) Robert L. Madon (former mayor of Pineville, KY) M 2006 Mayoral Vote Buying Brent Madon conspired with his father, Robert L. Madon, to buy votes that helped Robert Madon win the 2006 mayoral election. Brent Madon paid people $10 to $20 to cast early, absentee votes for his father. Robert L. Madon won the election, partly on the strength of absentee votes. 12 months in jail, 3 years of supervised release, with the first six months on home incarceration http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/08/17/former-mayor-sentenced-to-20-months-fo...
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

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