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 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Neil A. Dupont M Absentee/Mail Neil Dupont filled out an absentee ballot for his wife but failed to co-sign the ballot to show that he assisted her. Ordered to comply with this rule for future elections
New Mexico Shayne Adamski M Registration Fraud Shayne Adamski resided and worked in California. He was a California delegate at the Democratic National Convention shortly before traveling to New Mexico as a paid employee for the Obama campaign to help get out the vote in that swing state. Only 38 days after acting as a California delegate to the Democratic National Convention, he registered to vote in New Mexico. Mr. Adamski also requested an absentee ballot. http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/10/31/california-resident-working-for-obama-...
Texas Bernice Garcia Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Margarita Rangel Ozuna Sara Virginia Perales Vicenta Guajardo Verino Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Bernice Garcia was one of six Cameron County politiqueras charged with voter fraud as a result of a multi-agency investigation into illicit voting activity surrounding the Democratic primary runoff in July 2012 that included federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Garcia was charged with unlawfully assisting a voter, improperly returning a marked ballot and ballot carrier violations. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/article_4b4413f6-0d5a-11e4-9c30-0017a43b23...
Texas Elida Garza Flores F 2005-05 School board Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 1 Elida Garza Flores entered pre-trial diversion in 2006 after being charged with one count 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-9805-4
Kentucky Clark County - Name Unknown 2004 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with destruction of registration records. Charge was dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Indiana Allan “Twig” Simmons (operative for the East Chicago mayor’s campaign) M 2003 Democratic primary D Illegal Assistance Absentee/Mail Vote buying 20 3 Allan “Twig” Simmons, an operative for the East Chicago mayor’s campaign, pleaded* guilty to three counts of fraudulent application, showing, examination, receipt or delivery of ballots after being charged with perjury, attempted obstruction of justice and ballot fraud for persuading individuals to let him fill out their absentee ballots in exchange for jobs. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 100 hours community service http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_89a08182-5249-5367-9a0d-8d152a4c689b.... http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/hammond-man-given-probation-for-vote-fraud/ar... http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/more-vote-fraud-charges/article_e05687f5-aa45...
Connecticut Curtis Mouning (volunteer campaign worker for then state Rep. Mario Testa) M 1990-09 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Forgery 5 Curtis E. Mouning, a volunteer campaign worker for then state Rep. Mario Testa, pleaded* guilty to illegally signing the names of five people, including his parents, to request absentee ballot applications that allowed them to vote in the September 1990 primary. *Plea deal: $500 fine http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
New Jersey Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda 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 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. Loudes Inoa of Paterson ; Jose E. Gonzalez of Paterson; Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, and Wilson A. Torres 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. 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
Florida Rafael Antonio Velasquez (former candidate for the Florida House) M 1996 1998 General Gubernatorial D Non-citizen voting 0 2 Rafael Antonio Velasquez, a former candidate for the Florida House, admitted illegally voting twice, in 1996 and 1998, before he became a U.S. citizen. No charges filed http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/784129/posts http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/legal-voters-may-have-been-purged...
Washington Erin Coats 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...

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