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
Washington David Harkins 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...
Mississippi Larry Tip Massey M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 4 Larry Tip Massey was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 3 counts of voter fraud. Pleaded guilty to one charge of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. The other counts were dismissed. (Case #BK2008-006C, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years with 3 years suspended, 2 years to be served in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility and 3 years on post-release supervision. Pay $822.50. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo... http://djournal.com/news/grand-jury-charges-16-in-fraud-probe/
Connecticut David Ford M 2004-11 Presidential Ineligible felon voting David Ford was accused of applying for a ballot and voting in the 2004 presidential election even though he was a felon whose voting rights had been revoked. Ford's attorney provided a copy of the notice of his rights restoration, which indicated that Ford was no longer under the jurisdiction of the Connecticut Department of Correction and that his discharge date was July 30, 2004. Ford was eligible to have his voting rights restored on July 30, 2004. No further action was taken on complaint. Dismissed
Indiana Christopher Lopez M 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary D 2005 Ineligible district voting 4 Christopher Lopez 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. Son of contractor and "political insider" Mickey Lopez and brother of Michael Lopez. Charged with 3 counts voting in other precinct, 1 count unauthorized entries at polls. Pleaded guilty to unauthorized entries at polls, a misdemeanor. Other counts dismissed. 60 days of probation https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-10F441B1C90C6800.html http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2214 http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/arrests-planned-on-voter-fraud-charges/article_8d...
Virginia Justin Skinner M 2010-06 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Justin Skinner was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Manassas County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
New Jersey Belkis M. Cespedes 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 Multiple voting Belkis M. Cespedes of Paterson; Ana Vely-Gomez of Paterson; Lucia A. Guzman 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. Cespedes is also charged with voting twice – once using her married named of Belkis Cespedes and once using her maiden name of Belkis Nunez. 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
Indiana ADDED SOURCE Randy Morris (police officer) M 2003 Democratic Mayoral Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Randy Morris, a police officer, 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. Charged with 1 count voting in other precinct. All charges dismissed. Dismissed https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-113B189B4A24F838.html
Mississippi Jerry Lyles Jr. M 2004-03 Registration Fraud 3 Lyles was accused of knowingly registering a convicted felon, as well as two people who gave false addresses. Lyles was indicted on 3 counts false registration. Pleaded guilty to count 2; other counts moved to inactive files and dismissed if defendant met certain conditions. (Case #04-KR-0075-J, Adams County) 1 year of "good behavior", $2,500 fine from county and $3,000 fine from Attorney General. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399970-mississippi-adams-county-circuit-c...
Missouri Nonaresa Montgomery F 2001 Mayoral Primary D Registration Fraud Nonaresa Montgomery, the head of Operation Big Vote, was found guilty of perjury in a trial in St. Louis Circuit Court. The matter involved the submission of thousands of fraudulent voter registration cards before a 2001 mayoral primary. Instead of allowing a jury to recommend a sentence, a plea deal was made between the attorneys. 2 years of probation, 80 hours community service and banned from organized political activity and voter registration efforts https://business.highbeam.com/435553/article-1G1-128482308/jury-finds-montgomery... http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2006/07/scandal-plagued-missouri-democrats-sue-t... http://electionlawblog.org/archives/002919.html
Georgia William Christopher Twilley M 2011-08 Absentee/Mail Accused of voting an absentee ballot assigned to the previous owner of his home. (State Elections Board Case #2010-00881109476; Douglas County) Cease and desist order order and a public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...

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