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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Deliah Munoz Deliah Munoz was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Washington David Harkins 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.
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown 2010 Ineligible felon voting Felons were accused of voting. Referred to district attorney.
Kentucky Boone County - Name Unknown 2011 Registration Fraud Impersonation 6 An unamed individual was charged with one count of wrongful registration and five counts of false personation of voter. False personation counts dismissed. Wrongful registration count was handled through diversion.
Ohio Joseph Copija Deborah Ramirez Roderice Cortez Lacy Joseph Copija M 2009-04 Petition Fraud 6 Joseph Copija worked for a signature-gathering firm and faked signatures trying to get a measure on the ballot. Indicted by a grand jury in April 2009 on 3 counts of election falsification, 2 counts of complicity to election falsification and 1 count of complicity to prohibitions relating to petitions. After the indictment, he fled to California where he was later found and returned to Ohio to face the charges in December 2010. Pleaded guilty to 1 count election falsification and 1 count of complicity to election falsification. Other counts dropped. (Case #09-CR-00368, Lake County) 6 months in prison. Could be placed on post-release control for up to 3 years.
Texas Margie Hodges F 2007 School bond Margie Hodges was investigated as part of the Valley Mills ISD 2007 bond election case. Hodges was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Kansas Betty Gaedtke F 2010 General R 2015-10 Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 3 1 Betty Gaedtke was charged with three misdemeanor counts for double voting in both Kansas and Arkansas in 2010. The charges were dropped because the signature on her absentee ballot didn’t match her actual signature. Her husband Steven Gaedtke pleaded guilty to one count for double voting. Dismissed
New Jersey Jamel Holley M 2006 Democratic primary D 2009 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery 1 Jamel Holley was accused of illegally filling out more than 20 absentee ballots during the 2006 Democratic primary for Borough Council. The New Jersey attorney general's office charged Holley in 2009 with 1 count of violating absentee voting law. Holley was convicted. 1 year of probation
Connecticut Manolis Sfinarolakis M Ineligible district voting The Democratic and Republican Registrars of Voters brought a complaint against Manolis Sfinarolakis for claiming his parent's home as his residence. Information showed that the claimed address was not actually his primary residence. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded there was insufficient evidence that Sfinarolakis had abandonded a claim to bona fide residence at his parent's home. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed
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


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