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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi Kimberly Readus F 2013-05 Canton Democratic Primary D Stealing a ballot box 3 Canton Democratic municipal executive committeee member Kimberly Readus was found guilty on three charges including stealing a ballot box in connection with the Canton city Democratic primary election in May 2013 and sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended). She was also fined $950 and placed on one year probation. 30 days in jail (suspended), 1 year probation plus $950 fine. http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/24199141/more-canton-election-indictments
Connecticut Felicita Rivera F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Rivera, a volunteer for a political campaign, was accused of being present while eight people voted using absentee ballots and then taking the ballots to mail. Penalty of $5,000, which was reduced to $1,000 because of demonstrated financial hardship. Ordered to refrain from soliciting absentee ballots and distributing absentee ballot applications for two years.
Georgia Pamela Pickren F OTHER Pamela Pickren was accused of voting by an unqualified elector. Pickren could not be located, so the case was closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Washington Indra Sharma 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...
West Virginia Jackie Adkins M 2004 Democratic Primary Vote Buying Jackie Adkins was reportedly involved in a scandal during the 2004 Democratic party primary to bribe county voters. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts
Texas Unknown impersonator F 2006 Impersonation 1 Linda Kay Hill, died Aug. 2, 2006, of a heart attack. However, Harris County voter records indicate someone using her identity voted in person in the November election that year. http://www.electionjournal.org/2008/10/10/tx-more-than-4000-deceased-voters-harr...
New Jersey Joaquin Caceres 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 5 Joaquin Caceres, 50, and Samuel Gonzalez, husband of Teresa Ruiz, both of Newark, were indicted by a state grand jury on charges of conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree). according to Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni. Gonzalez is an Essex County freeholder and an aide to Newark City Councilman Anibal Ramos. Caceres is a senior program development specialist on the Newark mayor’s staff. They are charged with 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/
Michigan Michael McGuinness (former Oakland County Democratic Chair) Jason Bauer M 2010-11 D OTHER 6 Jason Bauer and Michael McGuinness were two Oakland County Democrats who pleaded no contest to charges related to putting fake Tea Party candidates on the Nov. 2010 election in an attempt to dilute the Republican ballot. 1 year of probation, 180 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine, in addition to court costs and other fees http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111121/NEWS/311219932 http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111207/NEWS/312079935
Kentucky William Andrew King M 2009 General Registration fraud - ineligible felon King, a convicted felon, was allegedly wrongfully registered to vote. Charged with wrongful registration. Pleaded guilty. (10-CR-00026, Grant County) One-year sentence with a pre-trial diversion of 4 years. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/373976-kentucky-ag-response-with-cases.ht...
Florida Kenneth Bennet M Non-citizen voting Kenneth Bennet was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United States v. Bennett; 1:04-CR-14048) 3 months of probation and $250 fine. http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF

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