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
Texas Mary Lou Garza F 2006 Primary Registration fraud 1 0 Mary Lou Garza was charged with one count of unlawful delivery of a voter registration certificate (TEC 13.145). Dismissed Starr/Brooks: 07-07-09768 CR
New Jersey John Fernandez 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 Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery John Fernandez, 61, of Belleville, was found guilty by a Mercer County jury of submitting ballots on behalf of voters in the Nov. 6, 2007, general election without their knowledge. The jury convicted him of conspiracy, election fraud, absentee ballot fraud, tampering with public records or information and forgery. He helped collect ballots on behalf of Teresa Ruiz, who won the election and still serves in the Senate. Fernandez, who worked for the Essex County Department of Economic Development, was sentenced to five years in state prison, ordered to forfeit his job, and permanently barred from public employment in the state. 5 years in state prison, ordered to forfeit his county job and permanently barred from public employment in the state. http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/12/man_charged_in_essex_county_vo.html http://www.northjersey.com/news/belleville-s-fernandez-found-guilty-of-election-... http://www.theobserver.com/2013/01/five-year-sentence-in-voter-fraud-trenton-the...
Connecticut Melissa Engel F 2010-11 Municipal Referendum Absentee Ballot Fraud Douglas Logan and Melissa Engel were alleged to have impermissibly handled absentee ballot applications and/or absentee ballots. An investigation by the The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission concluded Logan and Engel's assisted "family", which is permissible. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_113.pdf
Washington Sarah Moore F 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...
Wisconsin Gladys Huber F OTHER Gladys Huber was accused of falsifying information pertaining to candidacy or nomination. She reportedly was a "fake" candidate for the Democratic party, hired by Republicans to ensure there would be a primary before the general election.
Florida Christiana Phillip F Non-citizen voting Christiana Phillip was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded guilty. (United States v. Phillip; 9:04-CR-80103) 3 months of probation http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Mississippi Leon Hayes (sheriff) M Sheriff Leon Hayes was accused of voter fraud involving an Itawamba County election.
Tennessee Roger Collins M 2 Roger Collins was charged with 2 counts of illegal voting. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399965-tennessee-8th-judicial-district-re...
Ohio Terry Gorth M 2009-11 Multiple Voting Absentee/Mail 1 Terry Gorth was accused of voting twice in the same election using two absentee ballots. Charged with illegal voting. Pleaded guilty to illegal voting, a felony. Orignial sentence of probation was revoked six months after it was handed down, and he was sentenced to 6 months in Clermont County jail. (Clermont County, Case #2010-CR-00049) 5 years of probation. This sentence was revoked six months after it was handed down, and he was sentenced to 6 months in Clermont County jail. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/enquirer/doc/237653288.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS%3AFT&ty... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370527-ohio-clermont-county-response.html
Oklahoma Unknown impersonator 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Jay Kelly went to the polls on Election Day, November 2012, in Oklahma City, only to find someone else had already cast a ballot in his name under his address. When Kelly showed his ID to a poll worker, she said he'd already voted. Kelly told her that that he hadn't, voted showed her his signature on his ID, and took a picture of the voter log where someone else had signed his name. The poll worker suggested that Kelly sign and vote as someone else in that person's place instead, but said he was really uncomfortable with that and didn't want to go to jail. A supervisor told Kelly he could cast a provisional ballot, but he said that wasn't an option. He was eventually allowed to cast a regular ballot, which was counted - as was the other ballot cast earlier in his name The state election board secretary said the matter would be reported to the district attorney's office. Voter fraud in Oklahoma is a felony. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.news9.com/story/20024126/election-board-investigates-possible-voter-f...

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