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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Corey Page Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes Tony Gumm William Proffitt Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Corey Page pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Tony Gumm, William Proffitt, Martha Hughes, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, 6 months home detention, $2000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...
Indiana Ezequiel Godinez M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-09 Ineligible district voting 1 Ezequiel Godinez voted in a precinct other than his own in the May 2003 Democratic primary, in which longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey. The Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election. 1 year probation, 100 hours community service http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2007/03/east-chicago-vote-fraud-prosecutions.... http://www.wbez.org/story/news/local/more-indictments-east-chicago-voter-fraud-c... http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/eight-more-charged-with-vote-fraud/article_5641de...
Washington Maurice Ivy 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...
Wisconsin Robin Pannier 2004-11 Presidential Absentee Ballot Fraud 2 Robin Pannier was charged with two counts of voter fraud for making a false statement to acquire an absentee ballot. No prosecution. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399987-wisconsin-ozaukee-county-response-...
New Mexico Mary Ann O'Brien Luz Vargas F 2012-03 Sunland Park municipal 2012-06 Ineligible district voting 4 1 Authorities say 56-year-old Luz Vargas registered El Paso, Texas, resident Mary Ann O'Brien to vote in Sunland Park's municipal election in March. They were charged with false voting, conspiracy to commit false voting, registration offenses, falsifying election documents and false swearing. http://krwg.org/post/two-more-charged-voter-fraud-sunland-park
New York Luisa Duran (mother of candidate Victor Pichardo) F 2013-09 Bronx Assembly special - Democrat primary D The 2013 special election for a Bronx Assembly seat — where just 72 votes separated the two top finishers — was mired with fraud that included the winning candidate’s mom working at a poll site where at least one machine wouldn’t even allow people to vote for the challengers. As a result, Hector Ramirez, who lost narrowly to Victor Pichardo in the primary, urged the governor’s Office and federal authorities to look into why there were no levers next to his name — and several other vanquished candidates — on several other machines at other locations when voters went to the polls. Ramirez was one of seven candidates vying for disgraced Assemblyman Nelson Castro’s seat. Another candidate, Haile Rivera, who lost by 310 votes, said his poll watchers caught Pichardo’s mother, Luisa Duran, working a table at Public School 33 on Jerome Ave. — a polling place known for having one of the highest voter turnouts. Pichardo admitted that his mother was a poll worker — a violation of New York State law — but insisted everything was on the up and up. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/machine-politics-fraud-filled-bronx-ra...
Maine Derek Abbott M Multiple years Multiple Multiple Voting Admitted to voting twice in multiple elections. The elections included, local, state and federal elections. Pleaded guilty under a deferred disposition agreement which allowed him to withdraw his guilty plea if he completed 120 hours of community service. 120 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403897-maine-ag-response-with-cases.html
Minnesota John Robert Albertson M 2008-11 General 2011-11 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 John Robert Albertson was charged with voting while ineligible in the November 2008 general election. Albertson had been convicted and sentenced for the felony offense of theft. He was placed on probation. As a condition of the probation agreement, he did not have the right to vote while on felony probation. Records from the Dakota County Auditor's office indicate that he voted Nov. 4, 2008 - at a time when he was still on probation. Albertson was one of 30 Dakota County residents charged in Dakota County District Court with either voting while ineligible or registering to vote while ineligible. http://www.hastingsstargazette.com/content/four-hastings-residents-charged-voter...
West Virginia Thomas Ramey, Jr. (former Lincoln County commissioner) Jerry Bowman Donald Whitten M 2010 Municipal - Democratic primary 2012-07 Absentee/Mail Thomas Ramey Jr. was a Lincoln County commissioner when he lied to an FBI agent about his handling of fraudulent absentee ballots. Ramey was part of a conspiracy to flood the 2010 Democratic primary with absentee ballots. Ramey directed another person to alter applications and was present when the alterations were made. Ramey admitted he completed many false absentee ballot applications for would-be voters, providing false reasons to claim those voters were eligible to vote absentee. Pleaded guilty after resigning from office. The plea agreement required Ramey to resign his seat on the Lincoln County Commission and bars him from holding public office or being involved in any campaign for public office for a period of 10 years. http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/WVa_Election_Fraud_Probe_to_Become_Public__13... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/pittsburgh/press-releases/2012/two-former-linc... http://lincolnjournalinc.com/commissioner-ramey-charged-for-making-false-stateme... http://www.wvalways.com/story/19231152/former-lincoln-county-commissioner-pleads...
Mississippi John Edward "Tuney" Jones M 2002 Municipal 2003-09 Vote Buying 4 John Edward "Tuney" Jones was charged with paying multiple people $10 to allow him to vote their absentee ballots in 2002. Charged with 4 counts of influencing absentee ballot by payment of money. Pleaded guilty. (Case #CR03-307-CT1, Alcorn County) 2 years in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility, with 1 year suspended and 1 year of post-release supervision. Pay $1,260. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394763-mississippi-alcorn-county-cases.ht...

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