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 Charged Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Wisconsin Janice Kwiatkowski Louis Kwiatkowski F 2009 Municipal Multiple Voting 1 Janice Kwiatkowski and her husband were accused of each voting twice in a 2009 election that was decided by a two-vote margin. A write-in candidate for trustee defeated the incumbent by a two-vote margin. The couple were convicted of voting in Blooming Grove, near McFarland, where they have their permanent home, five days after voting by absentee ballot in Wyocena, where they have a cottage. $1,500 fine http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/dane-county-couple-fined...
New Jersey Octavio A. Dominguez 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 Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, 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
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown 2004 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Voters were incapable of voting but ballots were voted anyway. Accused of perjury and forgery, and the ballots were challenged. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kansas Michael L. Hannum M 2012-11 General 2016-01 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 4 1 Michael L. Hannum pleaded* guilty to one misdemeanor count of advance voting unlawful acts and two misdemeanor counts of voting without being qualified after admitting to double voting in the November 2012 general election in Nebraska where he resided and also in Kansas. A felony count was dropped. *Plea deal: $5500 fine http://www.wibwnewsnow.com/98900-2/ http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2016/01/25/johnson-county-man-among-thre... http://cjonline.com/news/2016-01-25/kris-kobach-files-new-round-voter-fraud-case... http://ksnt.com/2016/04/28/man-ordered-to-pay-5500-for-voting-violations/ Johnson County Kansas District Court: Case No.16CR00176. Search by name or case number at jococourts.org.
Texas Juan Peña Juan Jose Garza Johnn Alaniz M 2014-11 La Joya ISD school board 2014-11 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Impersonation Juan Peña, Juan Jose Garza, and Johnn Alaniz were charged with bribing postal workers and illegally manipulating voters during their November 2014 re-election campaign to the La Joya ISD school board. The three, who ran as a slate, were accused of buying lists of mail-in voters from two U.S. postal workers in Mission in July, which they used to visit voters’ homes and either assist them in filling out the ballots or fill them out without the voters’ consent. Prosecutors also said La Joya ISD employees were intimidated to vote for their bosses, and slate supporters were changing out voting cards of those they assisted at the polls. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/trial-starts-for-la-joya-isd-board-members-... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/turn-of-events-on-last-day-of-la-joya-isd/a... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/la-joya-school-board-candidates-federal-empl...
Wisconsin Lavelle Morris 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Lavelle Morris pleaded guilty to Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I). A second charge of Providing False Information to Election Official was dismissed. Morris was sentenced to 90 days incarceration. *Plea deal: 90 days in jail http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Connecticut Betty Emerson F Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was made challenging the authenticity of several absentee ballot applications submitted in Bety Emerson's name with different mailing addresses. Case dismissed. Dismissed
Georgia Juan Rodriguez M 2009-12 Registration fraud Accused of being a noncitizen registered to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2009-0093; Lowndes County) $500 civil penalty, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Minnesota Max Sanders M Vote Buying / Selling Max Sanders offerd on Ebay to sell his vote. The felony charges were to be dismissed upon the succesful completion of 50 hours of community service. 50 hours of community service http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/07/14/minnesota-more-votes-for-sale-on-ebay/ http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/07/30/update-minnesota-votes-for-sale-on-eba...
Pennsylvania Yesino Bravo (election official) M 2010-03 Yesino Bravo was charged with frauds by election officer. Dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394708-pennsylvania-lackawanna-county-res...

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