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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Pennsylvania Laura Murtaugh Robin Trainor F 2014-05 Primary In person Illegal assistance 1 1 Laura Murtaugh pleaded* guilty to one misdemeanor for allowing Robin Trainor to sign the poll book under her son's name and illegally cast a vote in his name in the May 2014 primary. Murtaugh was sentenced to one year of probation and stripped of her right to vote for four years. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, barred from voting for 4 years http://articles.philly.com/2016-01-15/news/69768856_1_36th-ward-election-officer...
Connecticut Joan A. Guzek F Absentee Ballot Fraud Guzek, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
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. http://njtoday.net/2009/12/01/essex-county-freeholder-indicted-for-ballot-fraud/
Washington Eugene Ogden 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...
Washington Richard Harford M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Richard Harford was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Rhode Island Keith Costa M 2004 Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Keith and Robert Costa, father and son, were each charged with one count of fraudulent voting when they allegedly did not use their actual address when they voted in a primary. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
Connecticut Melissa Engel F 2010-11 Municipal Referendum Absentee Ballot Fraud Douglas Logan and Melissa Engel were alleged to have impermissibly handled absentee ballot applications and/or absentee ballots. An investigation by the The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded Logan and Engel's assisted "family", which is permissible. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_113.pdf
Alaska Alvaro Jimenez-Aguilar M 2010-03 Registration fraud - non-citizen 2 0 Alvaro Jimenez-Aguilar, an illegal alien who overstayed a six-month visitor visa and stole the identity of his deceased nephew Andres Martin Kellerman, pleaded* guilty to falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen, filing a false Social Security application, and illegally registering to vote in Alaska in 2010. *Plea deal: Time served, one year of supervised release, transfer to ICE HSI for deportation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/anchorage-man-sentenced-falsely-claiming-us-ci...
Texas Multiple political operatives 2012 2016 Multiple Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Forgery An investigation into what is allegedly the largest voter fraud operation in Texas history, involving at least 20,000 fraudulently-harvested mail ballots, is underway in Tarrant County. At least two races were apparently won through voter fraud: State Rep. Ramon Romero Jr. (D–Fort Worth) and Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem Sal Espino. Espino won his race by a twenty-six vote margin in an election in which 450 votes were fraudulently harvested. Romero won his seat by a 110 vote margin. http://www.empowertexans.com/around-texas/evidence-of-alleged-tarrant-county-vot...
Mississippi Joseph Lee Anderson M 2013-09 Hattiesburg Mayoral Special 1 1 Three of seven defendants indicted on voter fraud connected to the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral elections pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor charges in 12th District Circuit Court. Alethea Michelle Shaw, 46, Carmon Yvette Anderson, 53, and Joseph Lee Anderson, 53, each pleaded* guilty to a charge of voting out of district of legal domicile. Shaw works as public defender for the City of Hattiesburg’s Municipal Court. Carmon Anderson works as human resources director for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Each defendant received a suspended sentence of six months, was fined $200 and ordered to pay $220.84 court costs. Shaw was cited for voting in the June 4, 2013, general election even though her legal residence was listed in Lamar County outside Hattiesburg city limits. The Andersons were cited for voting in the Sept. 24, 2013, mayoral special election even though their legal residence was listed in Moselle. The indictments were connected to alleged voting irregularities in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral race between incumbent Mayor Johnny DuPree and former Ward 4 City Councilman Dave Ware. After a year-long investigation, two Forrest County grand juries handed down seven misdemeanor indictments in October 2014. Twelfth Circuit Court District Attorney Patricia Burchell said ithat her office had investigated “numerous complaints” and presented them to sitting grand juries in January and July 2014. *Plea deal: 6 months (suspended), $200 fine plus $220.84 court costs http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/hattiesburg/2014/12/01/althe...

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