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
Kentucky Henry County - Name Unknown 2005 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with destruction of registration records. Charge was dismissed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Pennsylvania James Vadella Joseph Vadella Michael Vadella M 1997 Primary 1997-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal assistance Joseph Vadella, along with his brothers, James and Michael, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an attempt to influence a primary election in which Joseph Vadella was a candidate. The scheme involved signing up voters to receive absentee ballots without their knowledge. Campaign workers would pick up the ballots, telling voters that they would take care of the forms. In some cases, campaign workers filled out blank ones or opened others and changed them. http://archives.timesleader.com/1997/1997_17/1997_10_02_CARBONDALE_MAYOR_ENTERS_...
Georgia Frank Fletcher M 2007-06 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385 (a), § 21-2-385 (b) and § 21-2-574, pertaining to absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2006-27, Lamar County) $600 fine, cease and desist order and reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Washington John Doe4 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...
Texas Bernice Garcia Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Margarita Rangel Ozuna Sara Virginia Perales Vicenta Guajardo Verino Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Bernice Garcia was one of six Cameron County politiqueras charged with voter fraud as a result of a multi-agency investigation into illicit voting activity surrounding the Democratic primary runoff in July 2012 that included federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Garcia was charged with unlawfully assisting a voter, improperly returning a marked ballot and ballot carrier violations. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/article_4b4413f6-0d5a-11e4-9c30-0017a43b23...
New Jersey Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda 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 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. Loudes Inoa of Paterson ; Jose E. Gonzalez of Paterson; Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, and Wilson A. Torres 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. 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 Mitchell Robles M Absentee Ballot Fraud Vote Buying Mitchell Robles,an agent of a political party, was accused of taking possession of an absentee ballot, being present when an absente ballot was executed and compensating someone a dollar for helping another person with an absentee ballot. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigated, but was unable to obtain sufficient evidence, so the complaint was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_131.pdf
Washington Clement Acholonu 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...
Ohio Christine Macklin F General 2013-05 Absentee/mail Impersonation 1 1 Christine Macklin of Bond Hill is accused of illegally voting from 2008 through 2012 for Mr. Eugene Rienzo, a severely disabled man for whom she was guardian. Macklin allegedly voted Rienzo’s absentee ballot after being disallowed to vote for him at the Board of Elections on October 2, 2012, the first day of early voting. Macklin was subpoenaed to appear before the Hamilton County Board of Elections on May 15, 2013 but did not show. http://www.ohiolibertycoalition.org/ohio-vip-investigation-uncovers-2-new-cases-...
Pennsylvania Linda J. Deren F 2002-07 Linda J. Deren was charged with unlawful voting according to Pensylvania Statue 25 Section 3533. "Any person who votes or attempts to vote at any primary or election, knowing that he does not possess all the qualifications of an elector..." Pleaded guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404431-pennsylvania-state-cases-1.html

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