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
Missouri Tammy J. Martin F 2004 General Multiple Voting 1 Tammy J. Martin was charged with voting twice in the 2004 general election. She voted once in Independence, Missouri and once in Kansas City, Missouri. (State v. Martin, No. 4:05-CR-0025 (2007)) 1 year probation
Connecticut Minnie Gonzalez (former state representative) F 2006-03 Democratic Hartford town committee primary D Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 4 4 State Rep. Minnie Gonzalez was “knowingly present” while four voters fraudulently filled out absentee ballots at City Hall during the 2006 Hartford Town Committee Democratic primary election. $4,500 fine
Texas Andrea Campos Bierstedt F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Andrea Campos Bierstedt was charged with two counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegal possession of a ballot and unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036 and 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. bierstedt entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months, $3500 donation to county Duval/Live Oak: 20082, 20083
California Jose Fragozo M 2012 Escondido school board Registration fraud Perjury 13 1 Jose Fragozo pleaded* guilty to one felony count of voter fraud after being charged with 13 felony counts including perjury, false voter registration and filing false election documents, stemming from allegations that he lied about where he lived in order to win election to the Escondido Union School District Board in 2012. The judge declined to reduce Fragozo’s felony count to a misdemeanor, but left that option for a later time. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 15 days public work service, fines/restitution
New Jersey Unknown campaign worker for Al Abdel-aziz M 2016-05 Paterson municipal D Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 2 Two voters in the heavily contested Paterson 6th Ward election, Osvaldo Santiago and Wendy Arvelo, alleged that an unknown man connected to the Al Abdelaziz campaign marked a candidate on their ballots and picked up their mail-in ballots from their homes, according to sworn statements submitted to the Passaic County election officials.
Georgia Fred J. Pou (election official) M Absentee Ballot Fraud Fred J. Pou was accused of premature counting of votes by poll officers and mishandling absentee ballots. Cease and desist order and letter of disapproval
Kentucky Eugene Lewis (former Democratic Board of Elections Judge) M Multiple D Vote buying Democratic Board of Elections Judge Eugene Lewis, also a convicted cocaine trafficker and marijuana dealer serving a 12 years prison sentence, described how easily he bought votes over a period spanning three decades. "I've also bought, traded, bought votes for different candidates," he testified. "I would pay them right in the booth. ... You would not believe the percentage of people, from school teachers down, that I have bought their vote from."
Washington Shirley White F 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.
Connecticut CT ACORN 2008 Registration Fraud Two Republican registrars of voters brought complaints to the State Elections Enforcement Commission that hundreds of registration applications ACORN submitted to them were "problem cards." The Commission investigated ACORN's actions near the registrars' cities, Bridgeport and Stamford. An investigation found there was not enough evidence to "determine that CT ACORN had an institutional or systemic role in designing and implementing a scheme or strategy to fraudulently register or enroll electors" in the two cities. The Commission took no further action.
Wisconsin Maria Miles (ACORN employee) Kevin Clancy F 2008 General Registration fraud 1 0 Maria Miles of Milwaukee pleaded* guilty to one count of Falsely Procuring Voter Registration as Party to a Crime (Felony Class I) while working for ACORN during the 2008 presidential election. Clancy was accused of submitting multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals, and also was part of a scheme in which he and other Special Registration Deputies registered each other to vote multiple times in order to meet voter registration quotas imposed by ACORN. Co-defendant and fellow ACORN employee Kevin Clancy also pleaded guilty to the same charge.


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