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
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.
Missouri Kenneth Williams M 2006 Registration Fraud Kenneth Williams was one of eight individuals from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, investigated by the FBI and arrested in 2007 for violation of election laws. All eight pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud.
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.
Texas Richard Alan Collier M 2012-11 General Absentee/mail Multiple voting 1 1 Richard Alan Collier pleaded* guilty to the offense of Attempt to Commit Illegal Voting for voting twice in the November 2012 general election, in both Minnesota and Texas. Collier requested and submitted absentee ballots to vote in both Anoka County, Minnesota and Galveston County, Texas. Voting officials in Galveston County received a tip that Collier had posted a Facebook message about voting twice in that election. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office recovered voting records and documents from both counties. Collier was convicted of the offense as a misdemeanor and the punishment assessed was a $4,000.00 fine. *Plea deal: $4,000 fine
Florida Michelle Lambrigger William Lambrigger F Multiple Ineligible District Voting 6 Michelle Lambrigger and her husband William admitted that they voted in elections in which they were no longer eligible to vote, voting in Lee County and Cape Coral municipal elections while residing in Charlotte County for six years.
Florida Astrid Natalia Torres-Perez F Non-citizen voting Astrid Natalia Torres-Perez was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United States v. Torres-Perez; 2:04-CR-14046) 1 year of probation
Texas Jerry Farley M Jerry Farley was investigated as part of the Gillespie County election dispute in 2008. Case declined for prosecution. Letter sent to secretary of state.


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