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
Kentucky Stanley Bowling (former magistrate) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. In 2010 sentenced to 15 years and 10 months in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Bowling then pleaded guilty hoping for a lesser sentence. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44442576.html
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
Connecticut Jacqueline Rogers (campaign worker for a city council candidate) F 1993-09 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 Jacqueline Rogers, a campaign worker for Bridgeport City Council candidate James Holloway, illegally solicited and collected seven "emergency" absentee ballot votes and instructed at least one of the voters to cast her ballot for Holloway during the September 1993 Democratic primary. The commission also determined Rogers was paid $150 for her service. Holloway defeated incumbent Mary Brantley by just nine votes. Barred from participating in campaigns for 5 years http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Tennessee Shirley Ward (president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women) F 2006-03 Tipton County Commission R 2006-08 Ineligible district voting 1 Shirley Ward, the president of the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women, was arrested on charges of voter fraud. She reportedly turned herself in and was accused of knowingly voting in the wrong district of the county during early voting. http://www.nashvillepost.com/home/article/20400398/gop-leader-arrested-by-tbi-fo...
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
New Jersey Juana A. Gil 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 Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, Jose E. Gonzalez 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
Kansas Sherman County - Name Unknown 2002 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Colorado. Investigated by FBI but not pursued. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Georgia Tim Clark M 2010-08 Registration fraud Accused of being registered to vote twice under two different names while on probation for rape. (State Elections Board Case #2010-0022 1100233; Haralson County) $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
New York Ana Cuevas Hector Ramirez F 2014 State Assembly Democrat primary D 2015-05 Absentee/mail Forgery Voter intimidation/coercion Ana Cuevas, a campaign aide to Hector Ramirez, who ran for NY State Assembly in 2014, was charged in connection with that campaign's absentee ballot scheme. Ramirez was arrested and charged with 242 counts of voter fraud for going door-to-door in his west Bronx district duping voters into letting his campaign staff vote on their behalf. Victim after victim after victim testified to the grand jury that members of the Ramirez campaign knocked on their door, including Hector Ramirez himself, and said ‘Hey, you don’t have to go to the polls for this election, just sign here,” Assistant District Attorney Pishoy Yacoub said in Bronx Supreme Court. Ramirez's staff tricked citizens in the 86th District into authorizing Ramirez aides to hand in their absentee ballots to the Board of Elections. Prosecutors found the names of Ramirez staffers in the box marked "I authorize" on dozens of the duped voters' applications for an absentee ballot, and those voters never got their ballots back. Ramirez marked down at least 35 of the ballots as votes for himself in the Democratic primary against incumbent Victor Pichardo. Ramirez edged out Pichardo by a 11 votes in the original count — out of just over 3,517 total tallies in the largely poor district — but ended up losing by two votes after a hand recount. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/bronx-politician-hector-ramirez-bu... https://nyelectionsnews.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/bronx-da-indicts-former-assembl... http://www.scribd.com/doc/265940256/Indictment-Ramirez-Hector-Cuevas-Ana-Redacte...

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