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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Winnie Wing Yee NG Harline Hai Lien Ng F 2004-11 2005-06 Multiple Voting Absentee/Mail - Impersonation Forgery 1 Harline Hai Lien Ng and her daughter, Winnie Wing Yee NG, allegedly signed and sent her deceased husband's absentee ballot. Pleaded and the sentence was deferred. Charged with repeat voting and received a deferred sentence of a fine. 1 year in jail (suspended) and $5,000 fine (suspended $4,900)
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Multiple cases of wives, nephews and social workers of nursing home residents being accused of voting their ballots. Ballots challenged.
New Jersey Antonio Santana 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 Ballot tampering 3 3 Antonio Santana, 58, of Newark, a campaign worker for Teresa Ruiz, was indicted on March 23, 2009 on charges he fraudulently changed votes on three absentee ballots during the November 2007 election that he collected from members of one family in October 2007.
Iowa Patrick Lyons M Multiple 2011-04 Ineligible felon voting 6 1 Patrick Lyons, a convicted felon, pleaded* guilty to one count of perjury and one count of election fraud, after he voted in several elections and ran for election as a school board candidate, both of which he was ineligible to do because of his prior conviction. *Plea deal: 5 years (suspended), 2 years supervised probation, $750 fine, court costs
Connecticut Angel Resto M Absentee Ballot Fraud Resto, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. Ordered to comply with the law in the future
Georgia Marie Brown F 2007-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385(a) and § 21-2-385(b), pertaining to absentee ballots,§ 21-2-409(a), pertaining to assisting voters, and § 21-2-574, pertaining to unlawful possession of ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-000008, Marion County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand.
Kentucky Hancock County - Name Unknown 2007 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. Subjected to administrative procedure.
Ohio Antonio Alvande M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Absentee Ballot Fraud 24 Antonio Alvande was accused of falsifying numerous registrations for himself and others using an address from Boxmaster, a business in a strip mall in Columbus, Ohio. Similarity of signatures led to an investigation. Alvande was later found incompetent to stand trial. He was charged with 14 counts false registration and 10 counts absent voter's ballot. All charges dismissed and Alvande was sent to a mental health center. Dismissed
Washington Clyde Lawrence Monma M 2007-04 2007-08 Absentee Ballot Fraud Clyde Lawrence Monma was charged with absentee ballot fraud. Deferred sentence
Washington Clifton Eugene Mitchell (political organizer - Tacoma ACORN office) 2007-07 Registration Fraud 2 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. Clifton Eugene Mitchell was charged with 2 counts of providing false information on a voter registration, a felony. Dismissed


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