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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Susan Risenhoover F 2008 General Absentee/Mail Impersonation 1 Susan Risenhoover was not registered to vote in the 2008 Presidential election, however, her son was. Risenhoover filled out her son’s ballot, forged his name and sent it to the Island County Auditor’s Office. Pleaded guilty to being an unqualified person voting, a felony offense. 40 hours of community service http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/07/17/all-vote-by-mail-system-tempts-mom-int...
Colorado Unknown 2011 County Absentee/Mail Impersonation 1 Oct. 16, 2011, a vote was cast in the name of Irvin Mniszewski who died Sept. 6, 2011. http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/10/11/cbs4-investigation-reveals-another-dead-vo...
Michigan Julie Adriana Escobar F 2004 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud - non 1 Julie Adriana Escobar was a permanent resident, but not a U.S. citizen, when she was given a voter registration card as part of change-of-address paperwork. She filled it out and then voted in the 2004 general election.
Connecticut Shannon Nygard 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting 1 A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
Washington Shonny Wainhouse 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...
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown 2004 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Voters were incapable of voting but ballots were voted anyway. Accused of perjury and forgery, and the ballots were challenged. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Connecticut Adele B. Pomerleau F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Pomerleau was accused of neglecting to provide information about herself as required by law, such as her signature, when she assisted about 12 residents of a convalescent home where she worked with their absentee ballot applications. Civil penalty of $100.00. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Georgia Betty Powell F Petition Fraud Betty Powell was accused of not signing an affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Iowa Chad Benjamin Curley M Chad Curley was charged with 4th Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Texas Estela Cruz Saenz F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Forgery 7 7 Estela Cruz Saena was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud for knowingly providing false information on ballot applications (TEC 84.0041) in the 2006 primary election. Saenz entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months, $60 fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Dimmit/LaSalle: 08-12-00063 CRL

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