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
Connecticut Hector Robles Campaign D Registration Fraud A married couple alleged that they were registered as Democrats against their wishes. The State of Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigated the Hector Robles Campaign, which registered the voters. The case was dismissed because of insufficient of evidence, but is "subject to the Commission's right to reopen" if "new evidence is discovered." Dismissed, but case could be reopened if new evidence wsa discovered.
Connecticut Ann H. Coulter F 2002 2004 Ineligible district voting A complaint was made that Ann H. Coulter may have voted by absentee ballot two times, in a town where she was not a resident. Recommended that no further action be taken. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_010.pdf
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
Mississippi Ray Boswell M Ray Boswell, of Lauderdale County, was accused of voter fraud.
Wisconsin Eric L. Swift M Ineligible felon voting Eric L. Swift was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. 90 days in prison and $100 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Alaska Unknown 5 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
Oklahoma Unnamed Comanche County voters (3) 2016-03 Primary Multiple voting Absentee/mail In person 3 Three Comanche County residents voted twice in the 2016 Presidential Preferential Primary. All three submitted absentee ballots before showing up to their polling place on March 1, 2016 and voted again in person. http://www.kswo.com/story/31430630/3-under-investigation-for-voter-fraud
Connecticut James M. Brown M 2009 Democratic Primary, municipal D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Brown, who assisted with Lydia Martinez’s campaign for city council, had violated laws pertaining to the dissemination and completion of absentee ballots. (Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission - File #2009-101) $300 fine, prohibited for four years from soliciting absentee ballots/distributing absentee ballot applications and required to comply with elections law. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_101.pdf
Texas Richard Alan Collier M 2012-11 General Absentee/mail Multiple voting 1 1 Richard Alan Collier pleaded* guilty to the offense of Attempt to Commit Illegal Voting for voting twice in the November 2012 general election, in both Minnesota and Texas. Collier requested and submitted absentee ballots to vote in both Anoka County, Minnesota and Galveston County, Texas. Voting officials in Galveston County received a tip that Collier had posted a Facebook message about voting twice in that election. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office recovered voting records and documents from both counties. Collier was convicted of the offense as a misdemeanor and the punishment assessed was a $4,000.00 fine. *Plea deal: $4,000 fine http://thepolicenews.net/default.aspx?act=Newsletter.aspx&category=News%201-2&ne...
New Jersey Edwin Cruz 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 Jonathon Kowalski, John Fernandez, and Edwin Cruz were each charged with conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree). Kowalski works in fund-raising at the North Ward Center, and Cruz and Fernandez both work for the Essex County Department of Economic Development. The charges are for 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/

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