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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Stephen M. Lanno M 2004-11 Presidential Multiple Voting A complaint was made that Stephen M. Lanno may have voted in more than one town during the 2004 presidential election. An investigation found he did not. Dismissed
California Lisa Marrone F 2016-09 California Valley CSD 2016-09 5 1 Lisa Marrone, a member of the California Valley Community Services District Board of Directors, was charged with felony election fraud, including voter registration fraud, fraudulent voting on election day, filing a false declaration of candidacy document, perjury by declaration, and offering a false instrument for recording, by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office. Marrone filed a Declaration of Candidacy for reelection to the Board claiming she was a resident of California Valley when she actually lived elsewhere and was ineligible to serve on the Board. http://www.ksby.com/story/33097645/election-fraud-charges-filed-against-californ...
New Jersey Edwin Cruz 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. http://njtoday.net/2009/12/01/essex-county-freeholder-indicted-for-ballot-fraud/
Virginia Rick Harris M 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Rick Harris was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Georgia Marshall Avett M 2008-06 Registration fraud Ineligible voting Accused of voting without having proper residence and lying on documents. (State Elections Board Case #2007-0038, City of Jackson) $3,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
New Mexico Matthew Valenzuela (friend of accused former city councilor Angelica Marquez) Angelica Marquez Nelson Owens M 2012-03 2012 Registration Fraud Ineligible District Voting 1 Matthew Valenzuela, a family friend of accused former city councilor Angelica Marquez, reportedly accused of fraudulently registering to vote in Sunland Park, New Mexico despite living in El Paso. Charged with false voting, conspiracy to commit false voting and registration offenses. http://el-paso-news.blogspot.com/2012/07/four-more-charged-in-sunland-park.html
Texas Estela Cruz Saenz F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Forgery 7 7 Estela Cruz Saena 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. Saenz entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months, $60 fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Dimmit/LaSalle: 08-12-00063 CRL
Ohio Marcus Harrison, Jr. M 2009-02 Petition Fraud 1 Marcus Harrison, Jr. was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Pleaded guilty to prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, felony. 7 months incarceration (suspended), 7 months of non-reporting probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395896-ohio-summit-county-with-cases.html
Connecticut Lori McArthur Francis McArthur F 2008-11 2010-11 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 busienss address, but ordered no further action be taken. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_061.pdf
Kentucky Metcalf County - Name Unknown 2000 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of making a fraudulent registration. Charge amended down. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html

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