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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Missouri Joel Neal M 2008 D Absentee/Mail Impersonation 1 Joel Neal requested an absentee ballot using his deceased mother's identity and voted using that ballot. He also voted under his own name in the Democratic primary. 1 month of home confinement and a $2,000 fine http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/07/18/st-louis-man-sentenced-after-voting-fo...
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
Indiana Mark Orosco M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-08 Ineligible district voting 1 Mark Orosco pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in another precinct in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison (suspended), 1 year probation, 100 hours community service http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_6af53cdd-4bf0-520d-ad4a-6f0548f72e20....
Connecticut Carlos Lopez Luz Lopez M 2004-11 2006-11 2007-11 Ineligible District Voting 3 Carlos Lopez and his wife, Luz S. Lopez, were accused of registering to vote and voting in Hartford during the course of 3 elections (Nov. 2, 2004; Nov. 6, 2006; Nov. 7, 2007) when they were residents of Farmington. Lopez said he thought he could register and vote in Hartford because he owned a business there for more than 30 years. He reported himself to the state elections commission. He was arrested as part of a grand jury investigation of Mayor Eddie Perez. The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission found that the Lopezes had violated the law by registering to vote in a town where they didn't live and illegally voting in three elections. They were each fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. Fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2009_096.pdf
Georgia Evelyn Griffin Olivia Pearson Charlie Mack Wooten James Curtis Hicks F 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance Evelyn Griffin, Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, Charlie Mack Wooten, and James Curtis Hicks were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016. http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/four-individuals-accused-voter-fraud-enter... http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/mayor-pro-tem-three-others-arrested-electi...
Connecticut Hector Riollano M D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Riollano, who assisted the Democratic Party with a "pull out the vote" effort, helped people fill out absentee ballot applications, but neglected to provide information about himself, as required by law, such as a signature. He was also present while a couple filled out their absentee ballots, which was not allowed under law because he was an agent of a political party. Civil penalty of $350. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Connecticut Sybil Allen (former Democratic Town Committee member) F 2000-03 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Forgery Sybil Allen admitted to absentee ballot fraud in the March 2000 Bridgeport Town Commitee Democratic primary. Allen completed absentee ballot applications for voters, persuaded one person to sign the application for a family member that no longer resided in the home, forged the signatures of two other applicants, and told one voter that a candidate was not on the ballot. She also was present when ballots were marked and took possession of them. $5,000 fine, resigned from the Democratic Town Committee, barred from seeking re-election for 2 years http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Mississippi Ken McCoy M 2009-03 A complaint was filed against Ken McCoy on 3/27/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00033. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Connecticut Richard Murray M 2007-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
North Dakota Lavonda Haahr F 2008-07 Multiple Voting 1 Lavonda Haahr reportedly voted twice in Grand Forks County at two different polling places. She was arrested on July 14, 2008 for a misdemeanor under 16.1-01-12, election offenses - penalty. (Case #18-08-K-01381) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370224-north-dakota-grand-forks-county.ht...

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