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
Virginia Kevin Lee Sharrett Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Kevin Lee Sharrett was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Pleaded guilty December 2006. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Iowa Lawrence Altman M Lawrence Altman was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Georgia James Parker M 2008-09 Registration fraud Accused of using a nonresidential address when registering to vote. (State Elections Board Case # 2008-00061085221, McIntosh County) Public reprimand and a cease and desist order https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Virginia Dwan Vanessa Hailey F 2009-01 Ineligible Voting 1 Dwan Vanessa Hailey was charged with unqualified person voting. (Brunswick County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Connecticut George Cabrera, Jr. (former candidate) M 2000-03 Democratic Town Council primary D Absentee/Mail George Cabrera, Jr. was one of several candidates vying for election to the Bridgeport Town Council. He participated in an absentee ballot mobilization effort with several other candidates. As part of his actions, he broke the law by being present when people filled out their ballots and then again when he took possession of the ballots for submission to election officials. Cabrera settled with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission in order to avoid litigation and additional expense. Fined $750. http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Pennsylvania Bryan Williams M 2009-05 Registration Fraud While working for ACORN, Bryan Williams was charged with obstruction and interference. Mr. Williams is accused of filing 22 registration applications in his own name -- including 19 in 2008 alone. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...
Florida Velrine Palmer F Non-citizen voting Velrine Palmer was one of 15 non citizens charged with voting in various elections. Four of the defendants were also charged with making false claims of citizenship. Ten defendants were convicted, one was acquitted and charges against the remaining four defendants were dismissed. The case against Palmer was dismissed. Dismissed https://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Connecticut John Gauger, Jr. (primary candidate) M Absentee/Mail Gauger, a primary candidate, voted an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $100 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
New Mexico Elizabeth Ramirez (niece of accused former city councilor Angelica Marquez) Angelica Marquez Jose Manuel Ramirez F 2012 Registration Fraud Niece of former city councilor Angelica Marquez, accused of fraudulently registering to vote in Sunland Park, New Mexico, despite living in El Paso, Texas. Charged with registration offenses and conspiracy to commit false voting. http://el-paso-news.blogspot.com/2012/07/four-more-charged-in-sunland-park.html
Mississippi Alonzo Sykes (former alderman) M Alonzo Sykes was suspected of voter fraud according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00081. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html

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