True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Nevada ACORN Amy Busefink (ACORN Regional Director) Christopher Edwards (ACORN Nevada Field Director) 2008 General 2008 Reigistration fraud 1 In 2011, Nevada District Court Judge Donald Mosley gave ACORN, the defunct grass-roots community organization, the maximum fine of $5,000 for its illegal voter-registration scheme in that state during the 2008 presidential election. Mosley, reading the pre-sentence report, listed a series of voter registration fraud allegations against ACORN workers. ACORN pleaded* guilty to one felony count of unlawful compensation for registration of voters, stemming from an illegal voter registration scheme in its Las Vegas office during in the 2008 race. The group paid a bonus to workers to sign up 21 or more voters per shift, calling the program "21," or "Blackjack." It is illegal in Nevada to pay bonuses to register voters. ACORN's Nevada field director, Christopher Edwards, had previously pleaded* guilty, cooperated with prosecutors, and testified against the organization in court. In October 2012, the Nevada Supreme Court accepted on appeal from an earlier conviction and Alford plea* to two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters from ACORN'S regional director, Amy Busefink, who also worked for the nationwide group Project Vote. She was sentenced to probation. *Plea deal: $5,000 fine, for one felony count of unlawful compensation for registration of voters http://www.scribd.com/doc/109385627/Conviction-of-ACORN-Project-Vote-Conspirator... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/10/judge-gives-maximum-and-fines-acorn-5... http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/10/09/nevada-acorn-conviction-uphel...
New Jersey Dalila Rodriguez 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 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. 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. 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
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown 2008 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 Three non-citizens were accused of registering and one was alleged to have voted. Referred to district attorney. (3 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Missouri Election contest: Bruce Franks v. Penny Hubbard 2016-08 Democratic primary D 2016-08 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 230 A judge ordered a new election in the August 2016 Democratic primary for Missouri state House District 78, saying that “the court is firmly convinced” that absentee ballot irregularities “affected the outcome of the election.” Challenger Bruce Franks contested the results after losing to incumbent Penny Hubbard by just 90 votes. Franks alleged that as many as 230 absentee ballots were obtained illegally, were tampered with, or both. New election ordered - outcome changed/Franks won http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/st-louis-election-board-ask... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/p-d-investigation-reveals-mu... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/absentee-voting-under-way-i...
Kentucky Bourbon County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Washington Robert Greene 2007-07 Registration Fraud 1 Felony charges were filed against 7 individuals who submitted about 1,800 registration cards on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. The organization agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation. Robert Greene was charged with 1 count of providing false information on a voter registration, a felony. Dismissed http://www.bigbigforums.com/news-and-information/551359-7-charged-voter-registra... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
Washington Indra Sharma 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...
Wisconsin Brian A. Uecker 2012-11 General 2013-03 Ineligible district voting 1 1 Brian A. Uecker was found guilty of a civil violaton for voting illegally in November 2012 in a ward in Greenfield where he didn't live. Uecker was fined $100. $100 fine http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-to-five-counts-of... http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/prosecutors-charge-10-with-voter-fraud-4t...
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown Impersonation People were accused of voting for their spouses. Provisional ballots not counted. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
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

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