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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Bourbon County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
California Jessica Sundell Jason Holley F 2006 2006-10 Registration Fraud 1 0 Jessica Sundell and Jason Holley pleaded* guilty to one count of felony voter registration fraud for unlawfully registering voters without their knowledge. They acquired victims’ personal information by checking their IDs and forging voter party registration information in the victims’ name without the victims’ knowledge or consent. They were paid $10 by petition companies and campaign coordinators for each new voter form, as well as being paid separately for gathering petition signatures on statewide ballot initiatives. *Plea deal: 3 years probation http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2007/07_001.pdf http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
New Jersey Antonio Santana 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 Ballot tampering 3 3 Antonio Santana, 58, of Newark, a campaign worker for Teresa Ruiz, was indicted on March 23, 2009 on charges he fraudulently changed votes on three absentee ballots during the November 2007 election that he collected from members of one family in October 2007. http://njtoday.net/2009/12/01/essex-county-freeholder-indicted-for-ballot-fraud/
Oregon Peggy Lalor F 2001 OTHER Peggy Lalor's claim of having earned an economics degree could not be proved. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. Pleaded guilty. 3 years of probation, 80 hours community service, a $500 fine and a $105 unitary assessment http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Eugene Ogden M 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Washington Richard Harford M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Richard Harford was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Kentucky William Bart Morris Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. Plea Deal: In 2010 sentenced to 20 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and he then pleaded guilty hoping for a lesser sentence. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44442576.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44083767.html
Rhode Island Keith Costa M 2004 Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Keith and Robert Costa, father and son, were each charged with one count of fraudulent voting when they allegedly did not use their actual address when they voted in a primary. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
Connecticut Melissa Engel F 2010-11 Municipal Referendum Absentee Ballot Fraud Douglas Logan and Melissa Engel were alleged to have impermissibly handled absentee ballot applications and/or absentee ballots. An investigation by the The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded Logan and Engel's assisted "family", which is permissible. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_113.pdf
Alaska Alvaro Jimenez-Aguilar M 2010-03 Registration fraud - non-citizen 2 0 Alvaro Jimenez-Aguilar, an illegal alien who overstayed a six-month visitor visa and stole the identity of his deceased nephew Andres Martin Kellerman, pleaded* guilty to falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen, filing a false Social Security application, and illegally registering to vote in Alaska in 2010. *Plea deal: Time served, one year of supervised release, transfer to ICE HSI for deportation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/anchorage-man-sentenced-falsely-claiming-us-ci...

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