True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
California 113 Contra Costa County voters 2016-06 Primary Multiple voting 113 The Contra Costa County Elections Division discovered 113 registered voters voted twice and had both ballots counted during the June 2016 Presidential Primary Election, as a result of an emergency accommodation to the California Secretary of State’s office. The double voting cases were referred to the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office, Registrar of Voters Joe Canciamilla said. http://eastcountytoday.net/voter-fraud-113-contra-costa-voters-successfully-cast... http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30106489/contra-costa-possible-vote... http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/07/08/contra-costa-county-vote-twice-calif...
Kentucky Clinton County - Name Unknown 2000 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of making a fraudulent registration. Found not guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Ohio Roderice Cortez Lacy Deborah Ramirez Joseph Copija 2008 Petition Fraud 3 Roderice Cortez Lacy worked for a signature-gathering firm and faked signatures trying to get a measure on the ballot. Lacy was not from Ohio and therefore legally could not collect signatures. Charged with 3 counts of complicity to election falsification. Warrant was withdrawn http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20100316/elections-fraud-trial-starts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399202-ohio-lake-county-roderice-cortez-l...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Dara Welty (deceased 1998) Multiple Impersonation 0 14 Someone used the identity of Dara Welty to vote in San Diego County elections 14 times since her death in 1998. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/dead-voters-san-diego-count...
Kansas Seward County - Names Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Advance ballots were picked up and delivered to a campaign PO Box and never delivered to the election office. No action taken. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Roy Stephens (deceased 1998) 2009-05 Absentee/Mail Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Roy Stephens to vote by mail in 2009, even though Mr. Stephens died in 1998. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Washington Daria Kim 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...
Kansas Ellis County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation 6 Multiple ballots challenged each election because of non-matching signatures. (6 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
New Jersey Dalila Rodriguez 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 Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Jose E. Gonzalez of Paterson; and Loudes Inoa 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. 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. 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
Kentucky Lawrence County - Name Unknown 2010 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Indicted by grand jury. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html

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