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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Wisconsin Kendall L. Craker M 2009-08 Ineligible felon voting Registration Fraud 2 Kendall L. Craker was accused of voting as a felon. Pleaded guilty to fraudulent registration and the charge for illegal voting was dropped. 60 days in jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400659-wisconsin-milwaukie-county-respons... http://archive.jsonline.com/news/crime/64013102.html
Indiana Alicia Dunbar F 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-03 Ineligible district voting 1 Alicia and Ivan Dunbar pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in another precinct in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_6af53cdd-4bf0-520d-ad4a-6f0548f72e20....
Rhode Island Keith Costa M 2004 Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Keith and Robert Costa, father and son, were each charged with one count of fraudulent voting when they allegedly did not use their actual address when they voted in a primary. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
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
Florida Cardel Bailey M 2009 Registration fraud 16 Cardel Bailey was accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Charges: 8 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 8 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
Ohio Deshara M. McKinney F 2009 General 2009 Absentee/Mail 3 Deshara M. McKinney was accused of falsifying applications for absentee ballots pertaining to a ballot measure. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts election fraud, 1 count failure to appear. 1 year incarceration for each felony, to run consecutively. Suspended to 2 years of probation and 40 hours of community service. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/09/10/woman-admits-09-vote-fr... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394917-ohio-franklin-county-response-with...
Kansas Jerrald Alan Chesser M 2010-11 Multiple Voting 1 Chesser was accused of voting in both Marshall County, Kansas, and Nebraska in November 2010 elections. Referred to county attorney; under investigation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403896-kansas-sos-4th-response-with-cases...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Evan Dixon (deceased 2001) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Evan Dixon to vote in person in 2012, even though Mr. Dixon died in 2001. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...

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