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 Source1sort descending Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Rosemary Blade F Absentee Ballot Fraud Blade, who worked as a checker at her polling place on Election Day, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $100 fine, ordered to comply with the law in the future and lost eligibility for certain election jobs
Connecticut Leslie Wertam Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was made that Leslie Wertam violated laws for the distribution of absentee ballots. No further action taken on complaint.
Texas Jose Tellez M A grand jury dropped the charges against Jose Tellez. Dismissed
Connecticut Angelina Paul F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Paul, who worked at the polls as a registrar and for a campaign, was accused of violating laws for assisting people with and handling absentee ballots. She also was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she was not qualified to. Civil penalty of $2,000. Ordered to comply with the law in the future. Lost eligibility to work certain jobs as an election official and handle absentee ballots.
Connecticut Angel Resto M Absentee Ballot Fraud Resto, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. Ordered to comply with the law in the future
Connecticut Thomas R. Paterno, Sr. M Absentee Ballot Fraud Paterno, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Connecticut Hector Robles Campaign D Registration Fraud A married couple alleged that they were registered as Democrats against their wishes. The State of Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigated the Hector Robles Campaign, which registered the voters. The case was dismissed because of insufficient of evidence, but is "subject to the Commission's right to reopen" if "new evidence is discovered." Dismissed, but case could be reopened if new evidence wsa discovered.
Connecticut Laurence P. Czajkowski (candidate for city council) M Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting 3 Czajkowski, a candidate for city council, was accused of signing a voter registration application using an address where he did not reside and voting three times using that address. $1,500 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Texas Pauline Cusack (election official) F There were reportedly voting irregularities in a Gillsepie County election that Pauline Cusack oversaw. Case declined for prosecution. Letter sent to Secretary of State.
Connecticut Joan A. Forte F D Absentee/mail Illegal Assistance Prior to a Democratic Town Committee primary, Forte filled in the upper portion of the Form ED-3, "Application for Absentee Ballot," for individuals who reside in public housing in New Haven, Connecticut. Under General Statutes, Forte was required to sign these applications but failed to do so. Forte entered a consent agreement, saying that she would pay a civil penalty of $500 and in the future comply with the requirements. Civil penalty of $500 and in the future comply with the requirements.

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