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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Pennsylvania Eric Lee Jones M 2009-05 Registration Fraud Eric Lee Jones was accused of filing 30 fraudulent applications while working for ACORN. He was reportedly charged with forgery, solicitation, unsworn falsification, obstruction and interference. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...
Mississippi Johnny Whitsett M 2012-03 According to Public Integrity Division Case View PI-12-00028, a complaint was filed against Johnny Whitsett on 3/12/12 and the matter was referred to the FBI. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Georgia Richard Powell M Petition Fraud Richard Powell was accused of not signing an affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia Aaron Walker (election Official) M Absentee Ballot Fraud Walker was a member of the county elections board that delayed proper testing of voting machines and misplaced 67 ballots. $1,000 civil penalty, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Multiple Voting Registration Fraud A person was accused of registering to vote in two counties on the same day and attempting to vote in both. Provisional ballot not counted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Arizona Margarito Blancas M 2005-07 Registration Fraud 1 Margarito Blancas was charged with one count of presentment of false instrument for filing when he registered to vote despite not being a U.S. citizen. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/369339-arizona-case-blancas-dc.html
New Jersey Jose E. Gonzalez Rigo Rodriguez Lissette Rodriguez Juan Jimenez Belkis M. Cespedes Ana Vely-Gomez Lucia A. Guzman Inocencio Jimenez Jose Ramon Ruiz Dalila Rodriguez Octavio A. Dominguez Juana A. Gil Jose E. Gonzalez Loudes Inoa Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda Wilson A. Torres 2010-05 Paterson city council D 2010-12 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering Jose E. Gonzalez of Paterson; Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, and Loudes Inoa of Paterson were charged with third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public records. Jose Ramon Ruiz of Prospect Park, Inocencio Jimenez of Paterson; Lucia A. Guzman of Paterson; Ana Vely-Gomez of Paterson; and Belkis M. Cespedes of Paterson were arrested on charges of second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public record. Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda of Paterson, was charged with second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public records but is currently a fugitive. The defendants all allegedly acted as bearers/messengers for mail-in (absentee) ballots. The complaint summonses allege that the defendants tampered with mail-in ballots and/or voted mail-in ballots on behalf of voters who did not receive the ballots or who did not authorize them to vote for them. http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html
Washington Ardeshir Bahandari 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...
Tennessee Sharon Otey F Registration Fraud 3 Sharon Otey was charged with two counts of illegal registration or voting and one count of false entry. Dismissed due to death of defendant. Dismissed due to death of defendant. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404111-tennessee-davidson-county-with-cas...
Colorado Winston Keyes M Multiple voting 2 1 Winston Keyes pleaded* guilty to voting twice. A second charge of forgery of a government-issued document was dropped. *Plea deal: 12 months probation, $159 fine, court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html

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