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
Oregon Lafayette Frederick Keaton M Absentee/Mail Impersonation 2 2 Lafayette Frederick Keaton was accused of using the names of his deceased son and brother to cast additional ballots and gain Social Security benefits. Charged with 2 counts of making a false statement under election laws, a Class C felony. Pleaded guilty to two counts of making a false statement in violation of state elections law. 3 months in jail, 1 year post-prison supervision, 60 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine http://oregoncatalyst.com/3510-Oregon-AG-gets-guilty-plea-voter-fraud-case.html
Utah Mildred Haslem F 2006 Sheriff Registration Fraud Mildred Haslem, along with 50 other people in Utah's Daggett County, was accused in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All 51 were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. Haslem claimed that her identification was stolen and her signature was forged. Dismissed http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=11064193&itype=ngpsid
Wisconsin Yadira Colon F 2008 2009 D 2009-11 Absentee/mail Ineligible district voting Petition fraud 4 1 Yadira Colón pleaded* no contest to two counts of election fraud for forging signatures on nomination papers for Pedro Colón, then a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Assembly from Milwaukee, in 2009. Colón, a Voces De La Frontera volunteer, was also charged with illegally registering to vote and casting an absentee ballot in Milwaukee in 2008, listing an address in the city when she in fact resided in Oshkosh at the time. Prosecutors agreed to drop two charges, and Colón pleaded no contest to two others. Circuit Judge Dennis Moroney sentenced Colón to the 16 days she already spent in jail for one count, and to six months - suspended - on the second, with the condition of a year's probation, which he allowed to be transferred to Florida. *Pea deal: 16 days in jail (time served), plus 6 months (suspended) and 1 year probation (transferred to Florida) http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/174211971.html
New Jersey Jose E. Gonzalez 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 Jose E. Gonzalez of Paterson; Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres 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
Connecticut Eric Murillo (candidate for school board) M 2009-09 Democrat Primary Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was brought against Eric Murillo alleging absentee ballot fraud. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that due to mitigating circumstances, Murillo was not guilty of the charges. However, the Commission ordered that in the future Murillo was to "strictly comply with the requirements" of the law. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_087.1.pdf
Ohio Christopher Hargrove M 2008-09 Registration fraud 3 Christopher Hargrove was charged with 1 count voter registration fraud, 1 count theft and 1 count misuse of credit cards. Pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud, felony, and theft, felony. Other count dismissed. (Case #08-09-2992, Summit County) 18 months incarceration (suspended), 1 year of probation, 80 hours of community service and $500 fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395896-ohio-summit-county-with-cases.html
Indiana ADDED SOURCE Randy Morris (police officer) M 2003 Democratic Mayoral Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Randy Morris, a police officer, was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Charged with 1 count voting in other precinct. All charges dismissed. Dismissed https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-113B189B4A24F838.html
Washington Sarah Kerr F 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...
Georgia Don McCranie (former county commissioner) Jackson Jones Doyce Mullis M 1996-07 Democratic primary D 1997-06 Vote buying Dodge County Commissioner Don McCranie, sheriff Jackson Jones, and Doyce Mullis were convicted of conspiracy to buy votes in the 2006 Democratic primary. They were the last of 27 people to be sentenced in the election fraud case, which state investigators said also included cases of double voting, felon voting, and at least one ballot being cast in the name of a dead person. 30 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, 150 hours community service, $5,000 fine http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/09/met_218766.shtml#.Vqmc4-ZLXO9
Texas Janice Charuba F Janice Charuba was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.

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