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
Kentucky Kenton County - Name Unknown 2000 Intimidation 3 An unnamed individual was charged with voter intimidation and being within 500 feet of a polling place. Charge of intimidation was amended down. Found guilty of being within 500 feet of polls. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
New Jersey Juana A. Gil 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 Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres 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
Tennessee Election contest: Terry Roland v. Ophelia Ford 2005-09 Special - state Senate District 29 D Ineligible district voting Impersonation - deceased Forgery In Tennessee, a September 2005 special election for state Senate District 29 that was decided by only 13 votes led to the expulsion of the winner, Ophelia Ford, from the legislature after it was found that votes had been cast by individuals who were dead at the time of the election, felons whose voting rights had not been restored, voters whose residences were vacant lots, and voters who actually lived outside of the district. Investigator John Harvey found at least 43 voters who did not live in the district but had voted in the election. Three election workers in one precinct were convicted of 12 felonies for faking votes by making false entries on election documents and other misconduct, including forging the signatures of deceased voters on ballot forms and falsely certifying vote totals. Election overturned by state Senate https://books.google.com/books?id=90DYC6nfi9gC&pg=RA2-PA2020&lpg=RA2-PA2020&dq=t...
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown 2010 Registration Fraud People who were not registered to vote signed affidavits claiming residency in Wyandotte. Referred to district attorney; under investigation. (4 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
New Jersey Election contest: Fernando Gonzalez vs. Sergio Diaz 2014-11 Perth Amboy municipal D Election contest Absentee/mail Illegal assistance A Superior Court judge threw out the November 2014 election results for a Perth Amboy City Council seat, ordering a new election after finding that the city's Democratic chairwoman took advantage of elderly nursing home residents. The judge threw out 13 ballots; the margin of victory was just 10 votes. Among the residents whose mail-in ballots were thrown out by Judge Heidi Currier was a blind man, a resident who couldn't recall either her address or having voted, and others who testified that Leslie Dominguez-Rodriguez coerced them into voting for her husband, a candidate for Board of Education. The Democratic Organization chairwoman Leslie Dominguez-Rodriguez resigned as a result of the voter fraud allegations. New election ordered http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2015/03/26/pert... http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2015/03/judge_orders_new_election_for_one_... http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2015/03/perth_amboy_demomcratic_chairwoman...
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. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2008_131%20&135.pdf
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Clarence Oliveria (deceased 2005) 2012-06 Absentee/Mail Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Clarence Oliveria to vote by mail in 2012, even though Oliveria died in 2005. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Kentucky Nelson County - Name Unknown 2010 Ineligible district voting An unnamed individual was charged with knowingly voting in wrong precinct. Found guilty of charge. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Missouri Bobbie Jean Cheeks 2006 Registration Fraud Bobbie Jean Cheeks 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. http://www.semissourian.com/story/1322558.html http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/10/acorn-employees-tell-fbi-of-deliberate-electio... http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-ne...
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

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