True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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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
Kentucky Freddy W. Thompson (former County Clerk) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 R 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. In 2010 sentenced to 12 years and 6 months in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Thompson then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 2 years' probation and 200 hours of public service. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/former-clay-county-clerk-sent... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article44482503.html
New Jersey Angel Colon Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario 2007-11 General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz) D 2009-08 Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery Angel Colon, an employee of the City of Newark Office of Affirmative Actiona and former campaign worker for state Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex), was sentenced to three years in prison for submitting fraudulent ballots in her 2007 election. Colon, pleaded* guilty to election fraud in July 2011, admitting he submitted messenger ballots on behalf of voters in the Essex County-based 29th District without their knowledge. In January 2012, state Superior Court Judge Thomas Sumners Jr. sentenced Colon to five years probation. The Attorney General's Office sought three years in prison, consistent with a plea bargain that had been struck, and the appellate court agreed, saying the crime required Colon to serve prison time. The standard is five to 10 years in prison. "Justice demanded that Colon serve a state prison sentence, in accordance with his guilty plea,” acting state Attorney General John Hoffman said. Colon’s fiancée, Sorinette Rosario, 31, of Belleville, an employee of the Newark Welfare Department, was also charged. *Plea deal: 3 years in prison http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/former_essex_county_campaign_worker... http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/nj_campaign_worker_admits_elec.html http://njtoday.net/2009/12/01/essex-county-freeholder-indicted-for-ballot-fraud/
Georgia ADDED SOURCE David Osborne M Petition Fraud David Osborne was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Case closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Mississippi Connie Hollins F 2007-08 Democratic Primary 2008-08 Absentee Ballot Fraud Connie Hollins was accused of voter fraud involving absentee ballots during the August 2007 Democratic Primary in Wilkinson County. Found not guilty at trial. http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2009/10/01/hollins-found-not-guilty/ http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Washington Brian R. Mizen M 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003-06 Registration Fraud Non-citizen voting 1 Despite being a legal alien born in England and therefore ineligible to vote, Brian R. Mizen voted in Whatcom County, Washington in elections in 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. The elections in which he voted ranged from local issues to presidential races. Charged with 1 count under voter registration law violation. Entered into a plea agreement. 240 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/374061-washington-whatcom-county-response...
Connecticut Killingly Board of Education Voter intimidation/coercion Citizens for Limited Taxation filed a complaint against Killingly Kids Count (KKC), a registered political committee, with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission that alleged the group tried to intimidate voters through its flyers for two separate elections. It also alleged that a school official had "advocated a position on a referendum using public funds," when he called a radio station and told listeners to vote against a measure. After an investigation, the commission found there was no evidence that the group had posted the flyers. The commission also concluded that the school principal made the call during his break and was not guilty of any wrongdoing. The complaint was dismissed. Dismissed
Washington John Doe1 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...
Washington Christy Woobank F Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Christy Woobank was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
New Jersey Election contest: Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferraro vs. Robert J. Peluso and Louis Valori 2013-06 Parsippany municipal primary 2013-07 Election contest Candidates Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferrara each filed petitions with Superior Court Assignment Judge Thomas Weisenbeck in Morristown contesting the results of the June 4, 2013 Parsippany Town Council primary, which named Robert Peluso and Louis Valori as winners. Several witnesses testified that County Clerk candidate James Vigilante gave them mail-in ballots to certify, or sign and turn in. Each of the people testified that Vigilante gave them a stack of votes, and that they never met any of the voters. Strumolo's attorney Brian Aloia told the court that Vigilante could have distributed as many as 50 votes in that fashion. Election laws prohibit candidates from handling mail-in ballots and also require that a mail-in ballot submitted on behalf of another voter must be signed by whoever submits it. The person submitting the ballot also must have received it directly from the voter. Ferrara said in his petition that enough illegal votes were accepted to change the outcome of the election. His petition cites the names of three people who allegedly voted twice by mail-in ballot and the names of 71 other people he believes improperly cast mail-in ballots. “The 77 illegal votes that were received ... were sufficient to change the outcome of the election. As a result, the will of the electorate either is not discernible or has been frustrated by the widespread acceptance of illegal and/or fraudulent votes,” Judge dismissed the challenge, but said there was "significant cause for concern" about the conduct of James Vigilante. Three women testified that Vigilante called them to his home office to pick up and sign for mail-in ballots that he had there, and later drove them to the board of elections office to deliver the ballots. Under state election law, candidates are not allowed to possess or handle mail-in ballots. The law also says the person submitting the ballot must also have received it directly from the voter. However, Vigilante couldn't have impacted enough ballots to change the outcome of the vote, Weisenbeck said http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/08/testimony_will_expose_illegal_parsipp... http://patch.com/new-jersey/parsippany/primary-candidates-allege-voter-fraud-hea... http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/09/after_alleged_voter_fraud_judge_wants...
New Mexico Sunland Park Municipal Government 2012-03 Sunland Park municipal 2012-03 Election injunction New Mexico's Secretary of State and Dona Ana County's District Attorney filed an emergency petition to enjoin Sunland Park's City Clerk from conducting the March 6, 2012 municipal election, due to reports of multiple cases of voter fraud. Thirteen individuals are registered to vote at one residence in Sunland Park, including six who registered between Jan. 5 and Feb. 7 of this year. Eight of them, including five who have already voted, don’t actually live in Sunland Park. More than one appears to also be registered to vote in El Paso. One woman helped several others who aren’t Sunland Park residents register to vote. Some of them have voted. Petition denied http://nmpolitics.net/Documents/03.02.12.SunlandParkPetitionRedacted.pdf http://nmpolitics.net/index/2012/03/officials-seek-sunland-park-election-delay-a...

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