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
Michigan Zedora Miller (former city council member) Bobbie Baker Frank Fields Angela Smith F 2001-01 2001-11 Ecorse City Council General 2003-01 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter coercion 5 Felony charges were filed against Angela Smith, Frank Fields, Zedora Miller and Bobbie Baker. The four were accused of handling and tampering with absentee voter ballots stemming from the January 9, 2001, election for Ecorse City Council. Miller, a member of the Ecorse City Council, was charged with 1 count of improper return of an Absentee Voter Ballot, 1 count of conspiracy to improperly return Absentee Voter Ballot, and 1 count of tampering with an Absentee Voter Ballot or, alternatively, attempting to influence an Absentee Voter. Miller was also charged with 1 count of tampering with an Absentee Voter Ballot and 1 count of improper return of an Absentee Voter Ballot in the November 6, 2001, general election. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-46849_47203-58997--,00.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826964/posts
New Hampshire Aaron Joseph Burns M 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Aaron Joseph Burns because he reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to his address as undeliverable. His identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Burns was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Washington Douglas Mcgowan M 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...
New Jersey Wilson A. Torres 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 Forgery Wilson Torres, of Paterson, a former campaign worker for Rigo Rodriguez, was indicted on charges of mail-in ballot fraud, tampering with public records or information, falsifying records and forgery, Torres was one of 15 people charged for participating in a voter fraud scheme in the May 2010 Paterson city council election. http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html
Kentucky Clinton County - Name Unknown 2000 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of making a fraudulent registration. Found not guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Texas Maria Esparza F Marie Esparza was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Georgia Vickie Stafford F 2010-08 Absentee/Mail Accused of nursing home absentee ballot fraud. (State Elections Board Case #2008-01351100189; Muscogee County) $1,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Louisiana Stanley Leger M 2014 Turkey Creek municipal Vote buying In the 2014 Turkey Creek, Louisiana election, incumbent mayor Heather Cloud was voted out of office by a margin of 4 votes. It was later revealed that Stanley Leger, a campaign employee for challenger Bert Campbell, had paid $15 each to four mentally-impaired individuals in exchange for their promise to vote for Campbell. Cloud challenged the election. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals of Louisiana ordered that the four votes be struck and a new election be held, which Cloud won. Leger later pleaded guilty to illegal electioneering, receiving a suspended six-month jail sentence and 18 months’ probation. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and $2,000 in restitution to Mayor Cloud. 6 months in jail (suspended sentence), 18 months probation, $500 fine and $2,000 restitution http://www.katc.com/story/28315342/leger http://caselaw.findlaw.com/la-court-of-appeal/1685533.html
Ohio Antonio Alvande M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Absentee Ballot Fraud 24 Antonio Alvande was accused of falsifying numerous registrations for himself and others using an address from Boxmaster, a business in a strip mall in Columbus, Ohio. Similarity of signatures led to an investigation. Alvande was later found incompetent to stand trial. He was charged with 14 counts false registration and 10 counts absent voter's ballot. All charges dismissed and Alvande was sent to a mental health center. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394914-ohio-franklin-county-response-with...
Georgia Allison Ballard (election official) F OTHER Allison Ballard was accused of being in violation of Georgia laws § 21-2-433 (b) and § 21-2-440, which dictate proper handling of ballots. $200 fine plus investigative costs, a cease and desist order and reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...

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