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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Illinois Maria Azada F Primary, General 2011-03 Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - ineligible non-citizen 17 9 Maria Azada, an illegal alien from the Philippines, was found guilty of 17 felony counts related to voter fraud in Lake County, including perjury, mutilation of election materials, and tampering with voting machines in connection with illegal voting by a non-U.S. citizen. In February 2009, Azada admitted to a USCIS officer during an interview for an immigration benefit that she had voted in an election. An investigation revealed that Azada voted nine times in primary, general and consolidated elections between 2003 and 2009. Azada falsely claimed to be a U.S. citizen on two Illinois voter registration applications. 120 days in prison,100 hours community service, $2916 fine, subject to deportation 3/8/16 - Emailed asking for correct summary of sentence. NEED TO CALL COURT CLERK AND ASK WAS "COND DISCHARGE SPEC CONDITION" MEANS.
New York Debra Ortutay (former Independence Republican Party Chairwoman) F R 2011-06 Petition Fraud 17 Debra Ortutay was accused of lying to a grand jury about signatures on a petition. She testified to the validity of 12 signatures on a petition, later defending the signatures in a legal challenge. Ortutay had not witnessed the signatures. She pleaded guilty to 1 count of first degree perjury, a Class D felony; 1 count of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a Class D felony; 1 count of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, a Class E felony; and 1 count of misconduct in relation to petitions, a Class A misdemeanor. 4 months in jail and 5 years of probation.
Florida Jada Woods Williams (Madison County Supervisor of Elections) "Madison 9" F 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail 17 Jada Woods Williams, Madison County Supervisor of Elections, was charged with 17 misdemeanor counts of neglect of duty and corrupt practices for allowing the illegal distribution of absentee ballots in the "Madison 9" case, in which 2010 Madison school board candidate Abra “Tina” Hill Johnson, her husband, and six others were also charged in a scheme to illegally request and return absentee ballots. Williams, who was suspended from office by the Governor when charges were filed in November 2011, mailed 80 absentee ballots to nine different addresses other than those on file for voters, and elections employees gave more than two absentee ballots to a nonrelative of a voter, in violation of state law. The election was decided by just 28 votes. Charges against Williams were dismissed due to lack of evidence of "willful" neglect or intent to commit fraud. Dismissed 2013. Suspended from office by Governor 11-1-2011.
Illinois Kyle R. Johnson Kevin Wiggins William Brown Trevon L. Tompkin M 2009-04 Cahokia Village municipal 2009-09 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 18 18 Cahokia Village Trustee Kyle Johnson pleaded* guilty to 18 counts of mail ballot fraud in the 2009 Cahokia Village election. Kevin Wiggins, William Brown and Cahokia Village Trustee Trevon Tompkin also pleaded guilty in the scheme to file falsified applications for absentee ballots then illegally vote them. Charges included perjury, marking the absentee ballots of other people, soliciting others to apply for absentee ballots, falsifying applications for absentee ballots, unlawfully observing voting and mutilating election materials. *Plea deal: 5 years probation, 14 days in county jail, 200 hours community service, barred from running for public office while on probation
South Dakota Becky Red Earth Villeda F D 2002-11 Absentee Ballot Fraud 19 Becky Red Earth Villeda was reportedly charged with 19 counts of forging absentee ballot applications.
Connecticut Christina Ayala (former state representative) F Multiple D 2014-09 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 19 8 Connecticut State Rep. Christina Ayala pleaded* guilty to two criminal counts and two counts of providing a false statement after being charged with 19 counts of voter fraud: 8 counts of fraudulent voting, 10 counts of primary or enrollment violations, and 1 count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Ayala was accused of voting in local and state elections in districts where she did not live and providing fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district. Ayala represented the 128th District, elected in 2012 to replace her cousin, Andres Ayala, who was elected to the state Senate. Ayala's mother, Santa Ayala, served as Democratic Registrar of Voters. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison (suspended), barred from running for office for 2 years
Ohio Darnell Nash M 2008 General 2009-06 Registration fraud Ineligible district voting 19 1 Darnell Nash ws accused of registering to vote in Cuyahoga County nine times with false names. Charged with the following felonies: 10 counts tampering with records, 8 counts false registration/improper handling of forms; 1 count illegal voting. Pleaded. (Case #CR-09-524693-A, Cuyahoga County) Jail and probation
Florida Joann Snelson F 2010 Registration fraud 20 Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Charges: 10 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 10 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
Florida Maurice Childress M 2010 Registration fraud 20 In Miami, Florida, former ACORN voter registration canvassers Maurice Childress, Kashawn John, Liltovia Rhodes, Carlos Torres, Evangeline Williams, Lilkevia Williams, and Richard Williams, were all convicted of “false swearing in an election.” Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Charges: 10 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 10 counts of submission of false voter registration information. 72 days in jail, probation, community service, and forbidden to participate in political campaigns
Illinois Armando Ramos Anish Eapen M 2007-02 2007-04 General, Runoff Absentee/mail Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance 20 20 Armando Ramos and Anish Eapen, who campaigned for Alderman Bernard Stone in 2007, were sentenced to jail time for attempted voter fraud. Ramos was found to have assisted Eapen’s unlawful efforts to mislead voters and was convicted of 20 counts of vote fraud, including attempted absentee ballot fraud, and attempted mutilation of election materials. Prosecutors charged the men with approaching residents in the ward and offering to help them cast absentee ballots, in some cases even filling out the ballots. Both faced multiple felony vote fraud charges, but Circuit Judge Marcus Salone found them guilty of attempted absentee ballot violations, which are misdemeanors. 270 days in jail


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