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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New York Clement Campana Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath M 2009-09 Working Families Party Primary D Absentee/mail Clement Campana, Troy City Council President, was indicted on five felonies and one misdemeanor for his allegedly defrauding voters during the 2009 Working Families Party primary. Campana was charged with four felony counts of illegal voting, one felony count of falsifying business records in the first degree as well as one count of conspiracy to promote or prevent election, a misdemeanor. He pled* not guilty to all charges in front of Judge George Pulver. The indictment states that Campana worked with other Democrats to conspire to help candidates win the primary. Many of the allegations involve talking voters into accepting and signing absentee ballot applications, and then filling in the rest of the application with fraudulent information like why the voter couldn't vote and then filing them with the Board of Elections. Campana turned down a deal that would have required him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and serve 60 days of house arrest, said his attorney E. Stewart Jones, Three others pleaded guilty to felonies for their role in the scandal, including Councilman John Brown, who will likely spend six months in jail. http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST/20111221/NEWS/312219994
Georgia Qasim Cheema 2011-11 Non-citizen voting Accused of being a non-citizen registered to vote and voting. (State Elections Board Case #2009-00201111721) $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Kentucky Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Larry Shepherd Mason Daniels Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Magoffin County magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner was convicted in federal court of conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with his wife Tami Jo Risner and chief deputy county court clerk Larry Shepherd. Co-defendant Scotty L. McCarty pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor vote-fraud charge and gave information to authorities. Unindicted co-conspirator Charles “Doc” Hardin allegedly put up money for vote buying in multiple elections from 2008 to 2014. In 2014, Risner handled the money for the conspiracy, while his wife and Daniels recruited vote-sellers and Shepherd used his position to further the scheme, according to prosecutors. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article94699187.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article95468937.html
Virginia Jesse Terry 2010-11 Ineligible Voting Jesse Terry was charged with wrongfully voting (Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
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...
Pennsylvania Yesino Bravo (election official) M 2010-03 Yesino Bravo was charged with frauds by election officer. Dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394708-pennsylvania-lackawanna-county-res...
Connecticut Paulette Park F 2000-03 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Paulette Park admitted to illegally assisting people with completing absentee ballot applications during Bridgeport's March 2000 Democratic Town Committee primary. She did not sign the applications, instructed at least one person to make a false statement regarding the reason for voting by absentee ballot, was present when ballots were marked, and received completed ballots. The commission found Park was paid by Sybil Allen, a candidate in the primary. $5,000 fine, barred from participating in any future campaigns http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
New Jersey Gianine Narvaez Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario F 2007-11 General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz) D Absentee/mail Ballot tampering Gianine Narvaez, 39, pleaded guilty in March 2010 to third-degree charges of absentee ballot fraud and tampering with public records or information. Narvaez, a former data processing technician for the Essex County Commissioner of Registration and Superintendent of Elections, has forfeited her job and public pension, and also is barred from public employment in New Jersey. Narvaez was charged in 2009 along with several other defendants in multiple indictments related to absentee ballots they collected and submitted as workers for Teresa Ruiz’s 2007 campaign for the New Jersey Senate. http://www.theobserver.com/2013/01/five-year-sentence-in-voter-fraud-trenton-the...
Connecticut Janelle Rooks F Registration Fraud A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
Connecticut William Harding III M Absentee Ballot Fraud Harding, 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

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