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
Florida Tomika Curgil F 2016-10 Registration Fraud Tomika Curgil was accused of filling out voter registration forms for five people without their consent. She also submitted at least 15 forms for people who apparently don’t exist — and several forms for people who are dead.
New York Shirley Anne Conners aka Shirley Anne Faragalli F Multiple 2016-10 Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - non-citizen 1 20 Shirley Anne Conners, aka Shirley Anne Faragalli, a Canadian citizen living illegally in Cheektowaga, New York, was arrested in October 2016 for making a false claim to U.S. citizenship to vote after voting in more than 20 elections. Conners, who has been illegally in the United States since the early 1970s, voted in more than 20 federal, state and local elections since 1995, the last being the presidential primary in New York in April 2016. Conners faces a federal prison term of up to five years if convicted. She was released to the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Services; the case was the result of an investigation by ICE.
Iowa Terri Lynn Rote F 2016-10 General R 2016-10 Multiple voting 1 1 Terri Lynn Rote was charged with first-degree election misconduct charge, a Class D felony, accused of voting twice in the November 2016 general election. Rote reportedly cast an early voting ballot at the Polk County Election Office and another ballot at a county satellite voting location in Des Moines.
Florida Gladys Coego F 2016 2016-10 Absentee/Mail Gladys Coego, a temporary worker for the county elections department, was tasked with opening envelopes sent by Miami-Dade County voters with their completed mail ballots. She was arrested after co-workers caught her illegally marking ballots. Investigators linked Coego to two fraudulent votes, but suspect from witness testimony that she submitted several more.
Virginia Vafalay Massaquoi M 2016 General D 2016-10 Registration fraud Forgery 4 Vafalay Massaquoi was charged with four felony counts of voter registration fraud for filing fake voter regsitration applications in Alexandria. In the spring of 2016, Massaquoi was registering new voters as an employee of New Virginia Majority, a local progressive advocacy group. According to the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Massaquoi fabricated applications and used fake names to fill out the registration forms. The fake applications were filed with the Alexandria Office of the General Registrar, who reported the issue to Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter. Each charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Illinois Audrey R. Cook F 2016-11 General R 2016-11 Absentee/Mail Perjury 2 1 Audrey R. Cook, a long-time election judge, pleaded not guilty in Madison County Circuit Court to two counts of felony election fraud after admitting to submitting a mail ballot for her recently-deceased husband Vic Cook. Cook faces two Class 3 felony charges, one relating to sending in a false ballot, and one for violation of the absentee ballot statute. She is due to appear in court in February 2017.


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