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
Iowa Jason Rawlin M 2012-08 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 Jason Rawlin, a convicted felon, pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor fraudulent practices after being charged with felony election misconduct for registering to vote in August 2012 while an ineligible felon. Under the state’s motor-voter program, license applicants are asked if they’d like to register to vote. Rawlin signed his name to the voter application, attesting that he was not a felon. *Plea deal: $750 fine http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2013/12/16/guilty-pleas-res...
New York Haig Minassian M 2016 Democratic primary D Petition fraud 0 Haig Minassian, a campaign canvasser for Tom Suozzi, the Long Island Democrat seeking to replace retiring Rep. Steve Israel in Congress, attested to and submitted candidate petitions with the names and forged signatures of at least two deceased voters. http://nypost.com/2016/08/09/long-island-democrat-relying-on-dead-voters-to-make...
Maryland Fredericus Hubertus Slicher M "Numerous federal elections for more than 30 years" Non-citizen voting (+registration) Registration fraud - noncitizen Slicher has voted in numerous federal elections for more than 30 years despite being ineligible to vote due to alienage. In August 2013, Slicher was discovered by ERO officers to be a foreign national on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry. In September 2013, ERO officers asked Slicher about his citizenship. Slicher falsely claimed to be a U.S. citizen and presented the forged naturalization certificate as proof, along with his fraudulently obtained U.S. passport. After it was determined that the documents were forged, ERO officers arrested him for being in violation of U.S. immigration law. During questioning it was discovered that Slicher was collecting Medicare, social security benefits and had been actively voting. According to his plea agreement, Slicher is a citizen and national of Netherlands, who entered the United States in 1967 on a visitor visa. He was later given a work visa, which expired in 1969. Slicher applied for a permanent work visa, but was denied. Nevertheless, Slicher did not leave the United States and has been unlawfully present ever since. In 1974, Slicher obtained a forged U.S. naturalization certificate which he used to obtain numerous identity documents, including a U.S. passport, a social security card and a Maryland driver's license. Slicher is a registered sex offender as the result of a 2004 state child abuse conviction. 3 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release. Judge Bennett also entered an order that Slicher pay restitution of $48,928 for social security and Medicare benefits unlawfully received. Following his criminal sentence, he will be transferred into ERO custody pending removal from the United States. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ero-baltimore-arrests-registered-sex-offender-...
Florida Gerard Francois M Non-citizen voting Gerard Francois 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 Francois was dismissed. Dismissed https://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Georgia Stephen Bell M Petition Fraud Stephen Bell was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. Notaries did not notarize in the presence of affiants. https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Illinois Kelvin Ellis Charles Powell Sheila Thomas Jesse Lewis Yvette Johnson M 2004-11 General D Vote buying East Saint Louis precinct committeemen Kelvin Ellis, Charles Powell, Sheila Thomas, and Jesse Lewis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates. Ellis was also charged with writing a "threatening and misleading" letter to Republican election judges “in order to intimidate” them “so they would not appear at their assigned polling place,” running a prostitution ring out of city hall ,and threatening to kill a federal witness. 4.5 years in prison http://archive.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=81280 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...
Mississippi Cooper Epps M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 5 Cooper Epps was charged with 2 counts of bribery and 3 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-009, Circuit Court, Benton County) 2 years of incarceration, which was reduced to time served and 2 years post-release supervision. Pay $2,422.50. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Texas David Woodson M Voter intimidation/coercion David Woodsen was charged with official oppression and retaliation against a voter. No additional information available.
Washington Judith S. Arnold 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...
Connecticut Monica Matos-Desa F 2008-11 Presidential Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was brought against Monica Matos-Desa alleging that she voted by absentee ballot and in person in the same election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_221.1.pdf

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