True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Christian County - Name Unknown 2001 Registration Fraud 8 4 An unnamed individual was charged with four counts of fraudulent registration and four counts of impersonation. Guilty of one count of fraudulent registration and one count of impersonation. Other counts merged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
New Jersey Robert F. Tierney 2011-04 Ineligible district voting 4 4 Lt. Robert F. Tierney, of East Brunswick, was indicted on April 21, 2011, after an investigation by the New Brunswick Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that he had illegLLY voted in four elections in New Brunswick between November 2005 and November 2009, while he was living in Milltown and East Brunswick. The New Brunswick police officer was admitted into Pre-Trial Intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention http://njtoday.net/2011/12/02/police-officer-accused-of-health-insurance-voter-f...
Virginia Mark Winfield Atwater 2007 2008 2013-04 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 0 In April 2013, a grand jury indicted Mark Winfield Atwater and five other convicted felons on charges of giving false statements when registering to vote. The registrations occurred in 2007 and 2008. The six were each indicted on a felony count of election fraud: Mark Winfield Atwater of Portsmouth; James Edward Dorsey of Portsmouth; Brenda Lee Harris of Virginia Beach; Tyrone Stith of Chesapeake; Lisa Charlotte White of Portsmouth; and Delphine Williams of Portsmouth. Nearly 20 cases were referred to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney, but the office is prosecuting only those that were clearly intending to deceive. http://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/six-felons-indicted-on-voter-fraud-alleg...
New Jersey Belkis M. Cespedes 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 Multiple voting Belkis M. Cespedes of Paterson; Ana Vely-Gomez of Paterson; Lucia A. Guzman of Paterson; Inocencio Jimenez of Paterson; and Jose Ramon Ruiz of Prospect Park, were arrested on charges of second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public record. Cespedes is also charged with voting twice – once using her married named of Belkis Cespedes and once using her maiden name of Belkis Nunez. Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Juana A. Gil 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. 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 C. Valenzuela 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...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Stanchez Passmore Registration Fraud Stanchez Passmore was accused of being an unqualified voter. Case dismissed for lack of evidence. Dismissed for lack of evidence. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kansas Wyandotte County - Name Unknown 2004 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in Missouri and Kansas. Prosecuted by US Attorney; defendant pleaded guilty to misdemeanor. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Texas Jamillah Johnson 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Jamillah Johnson pleaded* guilty to two counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegal possession of other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2004 primary election. Additional allegations included unlawfully obstructing a poll watcher, witnessing multiple ballot applications, and providing illegal assistance. *Plea deal: 6 months deferred adjudication, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bowie: 06M0302-CCL
Kentucky Bullitt County - Name Unknown 2009 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Charge was handled through diversion. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Texas Unnamed Hill County voters 2016-03 Primary Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 1 743 The Texas Secretary of State referred complaints regarding illegal voting in the March 2016 primary election in Hill County to the Office of the Attorney General after finding that as many as 1743 more votes were cast than there were voters in the election, that 6-7 voters voted twice, and one voter voted as many as four times. Hill County Elections Administrator Patsy Damschen attributed the excess votes to double counting of absentee ballots. http://4580-presscdn-0-3.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-0... http://www.empowertexans.com/around-texas/texas-sos-ag-launch-criminal-investiga... http://hillsbororeporter.com/petition-filed-to-examine-local-voting-inaccuracies...

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