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
Missouri Rogell Coker Jr. Keven Hayes Tracy Renee Jones Danny Lawrence Williams M 2014 General 2015-05 Petition fraud Forgery 0 Felony forgery warrants were issued for Rogell Coker Jr., Danny Lawrence Williams, and Tracy Renee Jones. Keven Hayes was also arrested in Columbia on three felony counts of forgery over fraudulent signatures on a 2014 initiative petition that unsuccessfully sought to put an early-voting proposal on the Missouri ballot. Secretary of State Jason Kander turned its investigative findings over to Boone County law enforcement officials, who filed the charges. There were 1,000 questionable signatures flagged in Boone County alone, including those of deceased individuals. Investigators allege that Hayes submitted petitions with 363 signatures from Boone County, including names of deceased individuals and three people who when contacted said they hadn't signed the petition. Hayes collected signatures on behalf of Buzzard Bay Strategies, which paid bonuses to those collecting the most signatures. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/felony-charges-filed-in-frau...
Rhode Island Barbara Riccio F Petition Fraud Forgery Barbara Ricciowas accused of finding names in a phonebook to acquire five additional signatures for a petition. She was charged with election violations and forgery. 1 year of probation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399977-rhode-island-department-of-public-...
Georgia Rochelle Robinson (election official) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Rochelle Robinson, an election official, published notice of L&A testing but did not test for a month after notice and misplaced 67 ballots. $1,000 civil penalty, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
New Jersey Angel Colon Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario 2007-11 General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz) D 2009-08 Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery Angel Colon, an employee of the City of Newark Office of Affirmative Actiona and former campaign worker for state Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex), was sentenced to three years in prison for submitting fraudulent ballots in her 2007 election. Colon, pleaded* guilty to election fraud in July 2011, admitting he submitted messenger ballots on behalf of voters in the Essex County-based 29th District without their knowledge. In January 2012, state Superior Court Judge Thomas Sumners Jr. sentenced Colon to five years probation. The Attorney General's Office sought three years in prison, consistent with a plea bargain that had been struck, and the appellate court agreed, saying the crime required Colon to serve prison time. The standard is five to 10 years in prison. "Justice demanded that Colon serve a state prison sentence, in accordance with his guilty plea,” acting state Attorney General John Hoffman said. Colon’s fiancée, Sorinette Rosario, 31, of Belleville, an employee of the Newark Welfare Department, was also charged. *Plea deal: 3 years in prison http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/former_essex_county_campaign_worker... http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/nj_campaign_worker_admits_elec.html http://njtoday.net/2009/12/01/essex-county-freeholder-indicted-for-ballot-fraud/
Connecticut Lola Hailey F Absentee/Mail Hailey, 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
Mississippi ADDED SOURCE Tina Jones F 2009-04 A complaint was filed against Tina Jones on 4/6/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00035. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Texas Thomas Curry M 2010-05 Woodlands Road Utility District 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud Thomas Curry was one of seven voters indicted for voting outside their district. The group planned to vote in a district where they did not reside in order to elect three of their members to the board of directors of The Woodlands Road Utility District. The group illegally registered in the district by using the address of a hotel in the district as their home address of their voter registration application. Pleaded guilty. http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/seven-indicted-for-voter-fraud-in-... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/the-woodlands-rud-voter-fraud-case...
New Jersey Unknown campaign worker for Al Abdel-aziz M 2016-05 Paterson municipal D Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 2 Two voters in the heavily contested Paterson 6th Ward election, Osvaldo Santiago and Wendy Arvelo, alleged that an unknown man connected to the Al Abdelaziz campaign marked a candidate on their ballots and picked up their mail-in ballots from their homes, according to sworn statements submitted to the Passaic County election officials. http://patersontimes.com/2016/05/09/two-voters-allege-mail-in-voter-fraud-in-pat...
Connecticut Alicia Primer F 2006-08 2006-09 2006-11 Democratic Primary (CT) Democratic Primary (MA) State (CT) D Multiple Voting Registration Fraud Ineligible District Voting 2 An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Primer voted in August 2006, September 2006 and November 2006 in Weston, Massachusetts and Groton, Connecticut, even though her primary residence was in Weston, Massachusetts. Primer's vote in the August 2006 race for state representative resulted in a tie. The tie was settled by a flip of a coin. Had Primer not voted, the tie would not have occurred. Based on the lack of a prior record and cooperation with investigators, the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission didn't refer her case for criminal prosecution, even though it found she violated the law by registering to vote in Connecticut while registered in Massachusetts, and subsequently voting twice in Connecticut. $4,000 fine and ordered to follow state elections law. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/2007_227.pdf
Connecticut Liz Piel F 2009-11 D Absentee/Mail An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Piel violated rules related to distributing unsolicited absentee ballot applications. (Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission - File #2009-154) Consent Order required Piel to comply with rules in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_154.pdf

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