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 Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Michigan Mohammed Russell Armani Asad, Salim Ahmed M 2013-08 Hamtramck municipal primary 2013-09 Absentee/Mail 6 6 Mohammed Russell, Salim Ahmed, and Armani Asad were charged with a total of 41 counts of felony voter fraud for illegally possessing and returning 48 absentee ballots during Hamtramck's August 2013 primary election. It is a felony to possess or return absentee ballots unless you are the person voting, the voter's family member, a mail carrier, or an authorized official. Russell was charged with six counts, each of which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.
New Jersey Jonathon Kowalski Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario M 2007-11 General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz) D Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery Jonathon Kowalski, John Fernandez, and Edwin Cruz were each charged with conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree). Kowalski works in fund-raising at the North Ward Center, and Cruz and Fernandez both work for the Essex County Department of Economic Development. The charges are for tampering with documentation for messenger ballots, which are absentee ballots intended for use by homebound voters and fraudulently submitting such ballots as votes in the Nov. 6, 2007 general election.
Virginia Alvin Harper M 2010-10 Ineligible Voting 1 Alvin Harper was charged with wrongfully voting.(Mecklenburg County)
Georgia Michelle Bruce (City Councilmember) F 2007-09 Petition Fraud Riverdale City Councilmember Bruce was reportedly accused of forging signatures on recall petitions, along with her mother. No jurisdiction, case sent to solicitor's office. (State Elections Board Case #2006-00391072574, City of Riverdale)
New Mexico Nelson Owens (friend of accused former city councilor Angelica Marquez) Angelica Marquez Matthew Valenzuela M 2012-03 2012 Registration Fraud Ineligible District Voting 1 Nelson Owens, a family friend of accused former city councilor Angelica Marquez was accused of fraudulently registering to vote in Sunland Park, New Mexico despite living in Santa Teresa. Charged with false voting, conspiracy to commit false voting, and registration offenses.
Indiana Charlie White M 2010-05 Primary R 2011-03 Registration fraud 6 1 Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was convicted of six felonies, including three counts of voter fraud, two counts of perjury and one count of theft for registering to vote and running for office at an address where he didn't reside. 1 year of electronic home monitoring (appealed - 3 of 6 convictions vacated)
Texas Maria Mendoza Garcia F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Forgery 7 7 Maria Mendoza Garcia was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud for knowingly providing false information on ballot applications (TEC 84.0041) in the 2006 primary election. Garcia entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 12 months, 80 hours community service, $60 fee Dimmit/LaSalle: 08-11-00052 CRL
Ohio Jennifa Shropshire F 2008-11 Petition Fraud 1 Jennifa Shropshire was charged with 2 counts prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Pleaded guilty to 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, felony. Second count was merged. 6 months incarceration (suspended), 1 year of probation
Connecticut Francis McArthur Lori McArthur F 2008-11 2009-11 2010-11 General General General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting Francis McArthur and Lori McArthur registered to vote using as their address, the business address for a private mail facility. An investigation by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded that both women had violated the law by registering to vote using the business address, by affirming they were bona fide residents when they presented themselves to vote and by casting votes. Due to mitigating circumstances, the Commission ordered the removal of the names from the voter rolls under the business address, but ordered no further action be taken. Not charged
Kentucky Clinton County - Name Unknown 2000 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of making a fraudulent registration. Found not guilty.


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