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
Iowa Thomas Gordon Crook M Thomas Crook was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Colorado 2016 General Petition fraud Forgery 0 Colorado's Attorney General is investigating a case of possible forged signatures after the Secretary of State's Office alerted the AG to possible fake signatures on a petition for a ballot issue to raise the minimum wage initiated by Colorado Families for a Fair Wage. The Secretary of State's Office identified about 50 questionable signatures from three pages of one petition that were turned in by the same signature collector. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/denver/possible-forged-signatur...
Rhode Island Barbara Riccio F Petition Fraud Forgery Barbara Ricciowas accused of finding names in a phonebook to acquire five additional signatures for a petition. She was charged with election violations and forgery. 1 year of probation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399977-rhode-island-department-of-public-...
North Carolina Valerie Moore Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Anita Moore Wayne Shatley F 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying Valerie Moore reportedly paid people to vote for Republican candidates, including Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff, in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. She pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2...
Georgia Timothy Godsey M 2008-06 Vote Buying Compensation offered to individuals to register and to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2007-00211080074, City of Chickamauga) $2,000 fine, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
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
Connecticut Raul Mercado M Absentee/Mail Raul Mercado was accused of failing to provide information about himself as required by law, when he assisted approximately ten individuals with their absentee ballot applications. Ordered to comply with the law in the future
Mississippi Cecile Lorraine Seal M 2009-08 Multiple Voting Cecile Lorraine Seal was charged on 8/12/09 with double voting according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00076. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
New Jersey Octavio A. Dominguez 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 Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, 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. 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
Wisconsin Ineligible minor voting 2016-04 Primary 2016-04 In person Ineligible minor voting 6 The Brown County clerk's office says at least six 17-year-olds registered and cast a ballot in the April 2016 primary election. De Pere reported that a 17-year-old certified he was old enough to vote. The clerk's office also learned of five other teens who voted around the area. The county clerk says poll workers did not look at the age on the IDs of some of the students. In one case, a teen used his report card as identification. http://www.wkow.com/story/31676524/2016/04/08/election-officials-investigate-bro... http://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/top-stories/brown-county-investigates-voter-fr...

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