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
Georgia Oliver Chivore M 2011-11 Non-citizen voting Accused of being a non-citizen registered to vote and voting. (State Elections Board Case #2011-00061111733) $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Texas Cynthis Pena F 2007 Municipal and School Ineligible Voting Registration Fraud 2 Cynthis Pena was charged with illegal voting as a result of helping register convicted felons who cast ballots in a 2007 municipal election and a school election. Pleaded guilty. 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and 4 years of probation https://www.scribd.com/document/44926829/Prosecutions-Update-Nov-10
Texas Virginia Ramos Garza F 2005-05 School board Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 4 4 Virginia Ramos Garcia entered pre-trial diversion in 2006 after being charged with four counts of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) in the 2005 school election. *Pre-Trial Intervention: 12 months comunity supervision http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Nueces: 05-CR-9806-4
Washington Bonnie Kresge F 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...
Connecticut Amparo Castaneda F 2008-11 Presidential Multiple Voting A complaint was brought against Amparo Castaneda alleging that she voted twice during the 2008 presidential election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_034.pdf
Minnesota Ineligible felon voters (1,099) 2008-11 General 2010+ Ineligible felon voting 243 Minnesota Majority identified 1,099 ineligible felons who voted in the November 2008 U.S. Senate election, which was eventually decided by 312 votes, by comparing criminal records with voting rolls. Minnesota Majority took the information to prosecutors across the state. Many were not interested in pursuing the cases, but Minnesota law requires authorities to investigate such leads. As of 2012, 177 ineligible felon voters had been convicted of voting fraudulently in the Senate race, and another 66 were awaiting trial. Many of the ineligible felons avoided conviction by saying they didn't 'knowingly' vote unlawfully. While some ineligible felon voters registered in advance of the election and should have been flagged for challenge, the overwhelming majority who evaded detection used Election Day Registration, which currently has no mechanism to detect or prevent ineligible voters.  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/york-when-1099-felons-vote-in-race-won-by-312-... http://www.electionintegritywatch.com/documents/2011-Report-Voter-Fraud-Convicti... http://www.mnvoters.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=266%3Amva-p...
Georgia Horace Gresham M Horace Gresham pleaded guilty in criminal court for false statements on documents. Sent letter of reprimand because of double jeopardy concerns https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Mississippi Jerry Kennamore M Jerry Kennamore was found guilty of voter fraud according to Public Integrity Division Case View sheet - PI-09-00042. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Illinois Joan Fortner F Multiple Voting Joan Fortner pleaded guilty to voting twice in the same election. Charged with disregard of election code. Charged with disregard of election code. Received supervision. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403882-illinois-lake-county-response.html
Indiana Jimmy Franklin M 2003 Democratic Mayoral Primary OTHER 1 Jimmy Franklin was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Claimed that he got a ballot in the mail that his landlord told him to relinquish. Charged with 1 count obstruction of justice. Charges dismissed because of defendant's death. Dismissed due to defendant's death. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-0FF62E945C7E45B1.html

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