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/Rsort descending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
California Angel Perales M 2007 2009 Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 20 Angel Perales pleaded* guilty to voter fraud in Cudahy's 2007 and 2009 elections, admitting to tampering with mail-in ballots in city elections by resealing and submitting votes for incumbent candidates and discarding votes for challengers. The exact number of ballots tampered with is not known, but all mail ballots for both elections were "routinely and systematically opened". Perales also helped voters from outside the district illegally register to vote at an address at which they did not reside. The voter fraud was part of a widespread corruption scheme that also included accepting cash bribes and abusing drugs at City Hall. *Plea deal: 5 years probation http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Cudahy-Officials-Corruption-Bribery-Ball... http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/07/cudahy-corruption-election-fraud.h... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/398989-perales-plea-agreement-filed.html http://media.nbclosangeles.com/documents/perales+plea+agreement+-+filed.pdf
Ohio Roger D. Schantz M 2008-11 2010-11 2011-11 2012-03 2012-06 Multiple Voting Ineligible district voting 6 Roger D. Schantz allegedly voted in elections "on or about November 4, 2008, November 2, 2010, November 8, 2011 and March 6, 2012 in which he was not a legally qualified elector,” and he was also alleged to “have voted or attempted to vote more than once in the same election." Charged with 6 counts illegal voting. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of illegal voting. Remaining 4 counts were dismissed. 7 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, 1 year of probation, $500 fine and voting privileges revoked http://www.archboldbuckeye.com/news/2012-06-20/Front_Page/BREAKING_NEWS.html http://www.archboldbuckeye.com/news/2012-09-26/Public_Record/Schantz_Sentenced_F...
Wisconsin Dan Shansky M 2012-06 Recall Ineligible district voting 1 Dan Shansky left Wisconsin in March 2012 to take a job with a union in California, but still cast a ballot in Wisconsin's June 5, 2012 recall election. The community organizer, who listed the Milwaukee-based Community Action Now as a recent employer, was heavily involved in the protest and recall movement in Wisconsin. The government roll shows Shansky applying for absentee ballots for both the recall’s primary and general elections. But the Milwaukee Clerk’s office only received and counted his ballot for the general election. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/06/22/election-fraud-california-uni...
Missouri Tracy Renee Jones Keven Hayes Danny Lawrence Williams Rogell Coker Jr F 2014 General - 2014 (Initiative) 2015-05 Petition fraud Forgery 0 Felony forgery warrants were issued for Tracy Renee Jones, Danny Lawrence Williams and Rogell Coker Jr. Keven Hayes was also arrested in Columbia on three felony counts of forgery over fraudulent signatures on a 2014 initiative petition that unsuccessfully sought to put an early-voting proposal on the Missouri ballot. Secretary of State Jason Kander turned its investigative findings over to Boone County law enforcement officials, who filed the charges. There were 1,000 questionable signatures flagged in Boone County alone, including those of deceased individuals. Investigators allege that Hayes submitted petitions with 363 signatures from Boone County, including names of deceased individuals and three people who when contacted said they hadn't signed the petition. Hayes collected signatures on behalf of Buzzard Bay Strategies, which paid bonuses to those collecting the most signatures. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/felony-charges-filed-in-frau...
Kansas Lorraine Goodrich F 2002-11 General 2004-10 Multiple voting 2 1 Lorraine Goodrich was convicted of voting in both Kansas and Missouri in the 2002 general election and providing false residency information to election officials. Goodrich registered to vote using different residence addresses in both states and signed forms at the polling places swearing to live at those addresses. 1 year probation http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1254101/posts http://cjonline.com/stories/102104/bre_voting.shtml#.Vq_IsuZLXO9 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366881-kansas-2-response-part2.html
Colorado Rhea Skeeters F Multiple voting 1 1 Rhea Skeeters was found guilty of one count of voting twice. Deferred sentence: 1 year in jail, $50 fine, court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Kansas Decatur County - Names Unknown 2000 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Multiple cases of wives, nephews and social workers of nursing home residents being accused of voting their ballots. Ballots challenged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403896-kansas-sos-4th-response-with-cases...
Connecticut Carlos Lopez Luz Lopez M 2004-11 2006-11 2007-11 Ineligible District Voting 3 Carlos Lopez and his wife, Luz S. Lopez, were accused of registering to vote and voting in Hartford during the course of 3 elections (Nov. 2, 2004; Nov. 6, 2006; Nov. 7, 2007) when they were residents of Farmington. Lopez said he thought he could register and vote in Hartford because he owned a business there for more than 30 years. He reported himself to the state elections commission. He was arrested as part of a grand jury investigation of Mayor Eddie Perez. The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission found that the Lopezes had violated the law by registering to vote in a town where they didn't live and illegally voting in three elections. They were each fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. Fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2009_096.pdf
New Hampshire Corrisa Ann Charles F 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Corrisa Ann Charles because she 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 her address as undeliverable. Her identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office. Charles was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Connecticut Amy Bovaird F Registration Fraud A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf

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