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
Connecticut Jean Winkler (registrar of voters) F R Jean Winkler, a Republican Registrar of Voters and registrar at a voting district, was accused of violating procedures for dealing with a person who wasn't on official voter registry lists. $350 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Pennsylvania Robyn Pugh F 2012-06 Registration Fraud Former Middle Smithfield Township golf course director Robyn Pugh was accused of registering to vote in Middle Smithfield Township despite living in Smithfield Township. Charged with perjury, false swearing in official matters and unlawful voting. http://www.poconorecord.com/article/20120612/NEWS/206120326
Kentucky Elliott County - Name Unknown 2004 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. Charge was dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
New Jersey Dalila Rodriguez 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 Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; 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
New York William Connors (former county economic development director) Joseph Conners M Primary D 2005-08 Absentee Ballot Fraud William Connors, a county economic development director, allegedly filed fraudulent absentee ballots to secure the Conservative Party nomination for a Democrat. Pleaded guilty to primary election violations. 2 weekends in jail, $5,000 fine and forced to resign as custodian of voting machines http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395980-new-york-saratoga-county-response-...
Texas Election contest: Jasen Rabalais v. Michael Papillion 2016-03 Democratic primary D 2016-03 Election contest Voter intimidation/coercion Absentee/mail Harris County constable chief deputy Jasen Rabalais, who narrowly missed making the runoff in the Precinct 3 constable's primary election on March 1,2016, has sued the top two vote-getters, seeking to annul the results because of alleged violations of election law. Rabalais alleged in court papers on March 10 that a campaign worker for Michel Pappillion, a candidate who beat him by 37 votes and edged him out of the runoff, illegally cast votes on behalf of some senior citizens. Sherman Eagleton was the top vote getter by more than 800 votes of more than 18,000 cast, while Rabalais came in third. Eagleton and Pappillion are scheduled to face each other in the May 2016 runoff for the Democratic nomination. Pappillion denied allegations that his campaign violated election law, but declined to say whether he employed the campaign worker, referring questions to his attorney, Andy Taylor. Rabalais' complaint states that the worker initially approached his campaign, offering to "deliver votes from seniors through special access to senior living facilities," guaranteeing 1,000 votes, and Rabalais turned her down. Rabalais supporters noticed the worker at the polls wearing a Pappillion shirt and telling elderly voters that they had already voted, the complaint alleges. The Rabalais campaign confronted the worker, who told them she is a nurse, has access to nursing homes and gets seniors to "vote for that person who [she is] working for," the complaint alleges. The complaint alleges the worker "deliberately falsified, illegally completed, or unlawfully influenced the ballots and early voting applications of elderly residents" in Precinct 3. Rabalais' suit calls for the court to order a new election, subtract illegal votes or "declare the outcome of the election if able to ascertain the true outcome." http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Constable-can...
Georgia Robert Dennard M
New York Kevin McGrath Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail Troy City Councilman Kevin McGrath and Rensselaer County Working Families Party County Chairman Jim Welch testified before a special county grand jury investigating absentee-ballot fraud about allegations that voters' signatures were forged on absentee ballots and ballot applications for the September 2009 WFP primary. It's alleged that nine Democratic officials and party workers forged the ballot applications and ballots of voters, many of whom lived in city public housing. The inquiry resulted in the guilty plea of former City Clerk William McInerney and indictment of Councilman Michael LoPorto and County Democratic Elections Commissioner Edward McDonough. McInerney admitted forging a ballot and has agreed to cooperate with Special Prosecutor Trey Smith's investigation as part of a plea deal. LoPorto and McDonough were indicted by a grand jury in January 2011 on 116 counts of forgery and possessing forged documents. McDonough, LoPorto and McInerney are among nine Democrats identified as persons of interest in the investigation. McGrath also was identified but he has agreed to cooperate with the investigation.The other five are Council President Clement Campana, Councilmen Gary Galuski and John Brown, and party operatives Dan Brown, the councilman's brother, and Anthony DeFiglio, a former Troy Housing Authority clerk. Agreed to cooperate with investigators http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Ballot-fraud-case-testimony-continues-22...
Georgia Cafornia Adams 2010-08 Absentee/Mail Unlawful possession, delivery and assistance with absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2009-0087; Toombs County) $1,200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Indiana Mario Del Valle M 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Mario Del Valle pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in a precinct other than his own in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 30 hours community service http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_89a08182-5249-5367-9a0d-8d152a4c689b....

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