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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kansas James D. Scherzer M 2000-08 2000-11 2002-08 2002-11 Primary General Primary General 2004-10 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 2 4 James Scherzer was convicted of double voting in both Kansas and Missouri in four elections, two in 2000 and two in 2002, and providing false residency information to election officials. Scherzer registered to vote using different residence addresses in both states and signed forms at the polling places swearing he lived at those addresses. 2 years probation, 40 hours community service http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1254101/posts http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2005/jun/24/lawyersentenced/ http://cjonline.com/stories/102104/bre_voting.shtml#.Vq_IsuZLXO9 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Ohio Virginia A. McMillan F 2012-11 General D Multiple voting 1 1 Virginia A. McMillan, of Beavercreek in Greene County, pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor falsification after being charged with voter fraud for voting twice in the November 2012 general election. An internal audit in December 2012 revealed that McMillan had voted early by mail and then voted again at her polling place, according to Greene County Board of Elections Director Nancy Johannes. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of McMillan. McMillan was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but the judge suspended 160 days of the sentence. She was also fined $250 and must complete 88 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (160 days suspended), $250 fine, 88 hours of community service. http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/crime-law/woman-sentenced-to-jail-for-v... http://xeniagazette.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=180864
Kentucky Robert L. Madon (former mayor of Pineville, KY) Brent Madon (son of Robert Madon, former mayor of Pineville, KY) M 2006 Mayoral Vote Buying Robert L. Madon, who served as mayor for 18 years, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to buy votes that helped him win the 2006 mayoral election. Madon admitted he conspired with his son, Brent Madon, to pay cash to Pineville residents to cast absentee votes. http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/08/17/former-mayor-sentenced-to-20-months-fo... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo042309a.htm
West Virginia Thomas Ramey, Jr. (former Lincoln County commissioner) Jerry Bowman Donald Whitten M 2010 Municipal - Democratic primary 2012-07 Absentee/Mail Thomas Ramey Jr. was a Lincoln County commissioner when he lied to an FBI agent about his handling of fraudulent absentee ballots. Ramey was part of a conspiracy to flood the 2010 Democratic primary with absentee ballots. Ramey directed another person to alter applications and was present when the alterations were made. Ramey admitted he completed many false absentee ballot applications for would-be voters, providing false reasons to claim those voters were eligible to vote absentee. Pleaded guilty after resigning from office. The plea agreement required Ramey to resign his seat on the Lincoln County Commission and bars him from holding public office or being involved in any campaign for public office for a period of 10 years. http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/WVa_Election_Fraud_Probe_to_Become_Public__13... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/pittsburgh/press-releases/2012/two-former-linc... http://lincolnjournalinc.com/commissioner-ramey-charged-for-making-false-stateme... http://www.wvalways.com/story/19231152/former-lincoln-county-commissioner-pleads...
Florida Michel Pawlowski M 2010 2012 Generals, Primary 2013-06 Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 3 Michel Pawlowski, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official, was charged with false swearing, submission of false voter registration information, a third-degree felony, in connection with a voter fraud case in St. Johns County. Pawlowski signed a voter registration form in which he reported his legal address in St. Augustine Beach and voted by absentee ballot in the general election in November 2010 and the presidential primary and general election in 2012. http://www.news4jax.com/news/local/fema-official-charged-in-voter-fraud-case https://historiccity.com/2013/staugustine/news/florida/father-of-commissioner-ar... CALL CLERK AND ASK FOR STATUS (904) 819-3600
Idaho Thomas Gordon Stevens M 2010 Primary Registration fraud Ineligible voting 2 1 Thomas Gordon Stevens was found guilty of illegal registration (Idaho Code 18-2322) and ineligible voting (IC 18-2307) in the 2010 primary election. 180 days in jail (suspended), 2 years probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392488-idaho-bonneville-county-response-w... https://legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title18/T18CH23SECT18-2322.htm http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title18/T18CH23SECT18-2307.htm
Oregon Terri Louise Kobialka F 2000-11 General 2000-12 Absentee/Mail Impersonation 1 1 Terri Louise Kobialka was accused of receiving a ballot meant for the previous tenant of her apartment, filling it out and sending it back, voting in the name of Phillip D. Larsen. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. 2 years of probation, 120 hours of community service and a $500 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari... https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=20020517&id=s1VWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qO...
New York Hector Ramirez Ana Cuevas M 2014 State Assembly Democrat primary D 2015-05 Absentee/mail Forgery Voter intimidation/coercion 242 Hector Ramirez, who ran for NY State Assembly in 2014, was arrested and charged with 242 counts of voter fraud for going door-to-door in his west Bronx district duping voters into letting his campaign staff vote on their behalf. Victim after victim after victim testified to the grand jury that members of the Ramirez campaign knocked on their door, including Hector Ramirez himself, and said ‘Hey, you don’t have to go to the polls for this election, just sign here,” Assistant District Attorney Pishoy Yacoub said in Bronx Supreme Court. Ramirez's staff tricked citizens in the 86th District into authorizing Ramirez aides to hand in their absentee ballots to the Board of Elections. Prosecutors found the names of Ramirez staffers in the box marked "I authorize" on dozens of the duped voters' applications for an absentee ballot, and those voters never got their ballots back. Ramirez marked down at least 35 of the ballots as votes for himself in the Democratic primary against incumbent Victor Pichardo. Campaign aide Ana Cuevas was also charged in connection with the alleged scheme. Ramirez edged out Pichardo by 11 votes in the original count — out of just over 3,517 total tallies in the largely poor district — but ended up losing by two votes after a hand recount. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/bronx-politician-hector-ramirez-bu... https://nyelectionsnews.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/bronx-da-indicts-former-assembl... http://www.scribd.com/doc/265940256/Indictment-Ramirez-Hector-Cuevas-Ana-Redacte...
New York Ana Cuevas Hector Ramirez F 2014 State Assembly Democrat primary D 2015-05 Absentee/mail Forgery Voter intimidation/coercion Ana Cuevas, a campaign aide to Hector Ramirez, who ran for NY State Assembly in 2014, was charged in connection with that campaign's absentee ballot scheme. Ramirez was arrested and charged with 242 counts of voter fraud for going door-to-door in his west Bronx district duping voters into letting his campaign staff vote on their behalf. Victim after victim after victim testified to the grand jury that members of the Ramirez campaign knocked on their door, including Hector Ramirez himself, and said ‘Hey, you don’t have to go to the polls for this election, just sign here,” Assistant District Attorney Pishoy Yacoub said in Bronx Supreme Court. Ramirez's staff tricked citizens in the 86th District into authorizing Ramirez aides to hand in their absentee ballots to the Board of Elections. Prosecutors found the names of Ramirez staffers in the box marked "I authorize" on dozens of the duped voters' applications for an absentee ballot, and those voters never got their ballots back. Ramirez marked down at least 35 of the ballots as votes for himself in the Democratic primary against incumbent Victor Pichardo. Ramirez edged out Pichardo by a 11 votes in the original count — out of just over 3,517 total tallies in the largely poor district — but ended up losing by two votes after a hand recount. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/bronx-politician-hector-ramirez-bu... https://nyelectionsnews.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/bronx-da-indicts-former-assembl... http://www.scribd.com/doc/265940256/Indictment-Ramirez-Hector-Cuevas-Ana-Redacte...
Kentucky Charles "Chuck" Hart M 2006-05 Democratic primary D Vote buying Charles "Chuck" Hart was found guilty of obstruction of justice, vote buying and making false statements to federal agents. 33 months in prison for obstruction of justice, vote buying, and making false statements to federal agents https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1410308021.html https://pageonekentucky.com/2008/01/08/hart-sent-to-prison-for-vote-buying/

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