True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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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 Source2 Source3 Source4sort descending 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...
Indiana Antonio Mendiola M 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 1 Antonio Mendiola and Alyicia Mendiola pleaded* guilty to one count each of voting in a precinct where they didn't live in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 18 months probation http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/three-sentenced-for-e-c-vote-fraud/article_32... http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2214
Illinois Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick F 2006-11 General 2008-01 Non-citizen voting 1 Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick, a citizen of Peru, registered to vote in Illinois using the federal “Motor Voter” registration form in August 2005, when she applied for an Illinois driver’s license and signed a voter registration application in which she checked a box indicating she was a United States citizen. Fitzpatrick was caught when she submitted her application for naturalization in 2007 and indicated that she had registered and illegally voted in a U.S. election in November 2006. By law, voting by a non-citizen is a deportable offense, and there is no intent requirement. The Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals upheld a decision to deport Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick for voting in a federal election. Deportation https://pjmedia.com/blog/non-citizen-deported-for-voting-in-american-elections http://www.justice.gov/file/3835pdf/download http://www.ibjonline.com/counterpoint-should-automatic-voter-registration-be-ena...
Mississippi Sarah Deloach F 2011-02 According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-11-00021, a complaint was filed against Sarah Deloach on 2/11/11. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Virginia Adam Ward M 2011-12 Republican primary R Petition fraud Forgery 36 0 Adam Ward pleaded* guilty to 36 counts of voter fraud and perjury after forging thousands of signatures on petitions to get Newt Gingrich on the ballot in Virginia’s 2012 presidential primary. In December 2011, Ward collected more than 11,000 signatures, but investigators could not verify more than 4,000 of them. *Plea deal: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/jun/19/virginia-man-ple...
Connecticut Shirley Surgeon (Democratic registrar and candidate) F 2008-08 Municipal Democratic Primary D Absentee Ballot Fraud OTHER Shirley Surgeon, the incumbent Hartford democratic registrar of voters who lost to the complainant in a primary, was accused of failing to forthwith file completed absentee ballot applications. In a separate complaint, she was accused of breaking procedures for training poll workers while acting as the registrar. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_092.pdf
Illinois Michael Collins (former Democratic precinct committeeman and former city council member) M 1995 D 1996 Michael Collins was found to have violated Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/29-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 29-6) Sec. 29-6. regarding knowingly destroying, mutilating, defacing, falsifing or forging election materials. He was also found to have violated Illinois Election Code10 ILCS 5/29-10(a), regarding perjury in the election code. 18 months probation, 125 hours community service, court costs and fines https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20... St. Clair Circuit Court: 96CF0035701, 96CF0035703, 96CF0035705, 96CF0035706
Virginia Don Houston Estridge (former mail carrier) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee Ballot Fraud 4 Don Houston Estridge, a mail carrier, was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Charged with intercepting and diverting absentee ballots so they could be doctored with forged signatures and false statements then returned to the Wise County Voter Registrar's office as legitimate ballots. A jury found Estridge guilty on three of four counts, including conspiracy to prevent others from exercising their right to vote, conspiracy to steal absentee mail ballots, and aiding and abetting violations of Virginia's absentee ballot procedures. 18 months in jail and fines totaling $7,500 http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://e-edition.timesnews.net/article/3721477/retired-postal-worker-sentenced-t... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts
Kansas Seward County - Names Unknown 1997 Registration Fraud Employer bussed employees, including alleged non-citizens, to register to vote at an election office. No action taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
New Jersey Election contest: Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferraro vs. Robert J. Peluso and Louis Valori 2013-06 Parsippany municipal primary 2013-07 Election contest Candidates Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferrara each filed petitions with Superior Court Assignment Judge Thomas Weisenbeck in Morristown contesting the results of the June 4, 2013 Parsippany Town Council primary, which named Robert Peluso and Louis Valori as winners. Several witnesses testified that County Clerk candidate James Vigilante gave them mail-in ballots to certify, or sign and turn in. Each of the people testified that Vigilante gave them a stack of votes, and that they never met any of the voters. Strumolo's attorney Brian Aloia told the court that Vigilante could have distributed as many as 50 votes in that fashion. Election laws prohibit candidates from handling mail-in ballots and also require that a mail-in ballot submitted on behalf of another voter must be signed by whoever submits it. The person submitting the ballot also must have received it directly from the voter. Ferrara said in his petition that enough illegal votes were accepted to change the outcome of the election. His petition cites the names of three people who allegedly voted twice by mail-in ballot and the names of 71 other people he believes improperly cast mail-in ballots. “The 77 illegal votes that were received ... were sufficient to change the outcome of the election. As a result, the will of the electorate either is not discernible or has been frustrated by the widespread acceptance of illegal and/or fraudulent votes,” Judge dismissed the challenge, but said there was "significant cause for concern" about the conduct of James Vigilante. Three women testified that Vigilante called them to his home office to pick up and sign for mail-in ballots that he had there, and later drove them to the board of elections office to deliver the ballots. Under state election law, candidates are not allowed to possess or handle mail-in ballots. The law also says the person submitting the ballot must also have received it directly from the voter. However, Vigilante couldn't have impacted enough ballots to change the outcome of the vote, Weisenbeck said http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/08/testimony_will_expose_illegal_parsipp... http://patch.com/new-jersey/parsippany/primary-candidates-allege-voter-fraud-hea... http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/09/after_alleged_voter_fraud_judge_wants...

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