True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3sort ascending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Grace Elberta Martin F 2004-11 2005-06 Absentee/Mail - Impersonation Forgery Multiple Voting 1 Grace Elberta Martin was charged with casting an absentee ballot in the name of her recently deceased spouse, Lawrence Martin. Deferred sentence. 1 year in jail (suspended) and $5,000 fine (suspended $4,900) http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20050622&slug=vote22m http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
Washington William Arnold Davis M 2004-11 2005-06 Absentee/Mail - Impersonation Forgery Multiple Voting 1 William Arnold Davis was charged with casting an absentee ballot in the name of his recently deceased spouse, Sonoko Davis. 1 year in jail (suspended) and $5,000 fine (suspended $4,900) http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20050622&slug=vote22m http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
Virginia Owen "Andy" Sharrett (former council member) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Multiple Voting Owen "Andy" Sharrett was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. He was charged with stealing/defacing ballot box/records/documents, voting more than once and illegal assistance. Pleaded guilty January 2007. http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Texas Jose Rene Gomez Oralia Frausto Oscar Rios Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) M 2006-03 Democratic primary D 2006-06 Registration fraud - fake Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 1 1 Jose Rene Gomez pleaded* guilty to one count of illegal voting for voting twice in the 2006 general election (TEC 64.012). Oralia Frausto, Oscar Rios, and Maria Gonzalez (aka Dolores Gutierrez) - Starr and Hidalgo county political operatives - were also indicted for voter fraud in a large-scale effort to submit mail-in ballots for imaginary people in 2006’s March Democratic primary election. The four were indicted by a grand jury in Brooks County on charges related to the scheme, which involved registering fake voters to vacant lots in Starr County and having mail-in ballots sent to several Hidalgo County addresses. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication/community supervision, $300 fine http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FiveIndicted_StarrCountyTexas.pdf Starr/Brooks: 07-05-09743 CR
Tennessee Unknown 2012-11 General In person Impersonation Multiple voting DeSoto County Election Commission chairman Paul Beale said several voting irregularities in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election and Nov. 27 runoff were turned over to the proper authorities, including the FBI. District 4 Election Commissioner Carl Payne reported an incident in which a father cast an absentee ballot, the son voted in person and then the son changes clothes and returned to vote as his father. according to a written statement from the poll manager. Among other cases reported by Payne: A voter came to cast a ballot, gave a name that was on the poll book, signed the receipt book and was allowed to vote. Another person using the same name came to vote later that day, and was informed he'd already voted. The second person provided proof of identity. Also, a voter cast a ballot in person at the proper precinct — and then prepared a provisional ballot, including a sworn affidavit, at another precinct. https://web.archive.org/web/20140704053518/http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/...
Georgia Michael Douglas, Jr. Olin Norman “Bobo” Gibson M 2004 Dodge County sheriff D 2009-07 Absentee/Mail Vote buying Multiple voting 6 100 Michael Douglas, Jr. pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes and vote more than once in the 2004 sheriff election, in violation of federal law. Douglas was charged with 2 counts of conspiracy and 4 counts of vote buying. "Bobo" Gibson, who was also charged in the conspiracy, pleaded guilty to buying a vote for Douglas. The government presented evidence that Douglas provided money to supporters, including Gibson, to be used to buy votes, and that Douglas supporters paid hundreds of voters for their absentee ballots, in particular blank absentee ballots, then filled those ballots out with votes for Douglas and cast them in the election. *Plea deal: 18 months in federal prison https://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2010/at031210b.htm http://www.macon.com/news/article28573060.html http://www.macon.com/news/article28587751.html
Ohio Melowese Richardson (poll worker) F 2009 2011 2012 General D Absentee/Mail Impersonation Multiple voting 8 5 Melowese Richardson pleaded no contest to four counts of illegal voting in 2009, 2011 and 2012. One count charged her with voting for her sister, who is in a coma. Four other counts were dropped in exchange for Richardson's plea. Hamilton County Judge Robert P. Ruehlman laid out a laundry list of past charges against Richardson - from witness harassment to theft to assault. 5 years in prison http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/melowese-richardson-former-poll-worker-to-be... http://wvxu.org/post/nun-wont-do-jail-time-vote-fraud#stream/0 http://www.jdjournal.com/2013/03/12/melowese-richardson-cincinnati-poll-worker-i...
New Jersey Belkis M. Cespedes 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 Multiple voting Belkis M. Cespedes of Paterson; Ana Vely-Gomez of Paterson; Lucia A. Guzman of Paterson; Inocencio Jimenez of Paterson; and Jose Ramon Ruiz of Prospect Park, were arrested on charges of second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public record. Cespedes is also charged with voting twice – once using her married named of Belkis Cespedes and once using her maiden name of Belkis Nunez. Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; 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. 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
Pennsylvania Voting Irregularities in Philadelphia County 2012 Primary (Schmidt Report) >Impersonation: Joseph Cheeseboro/Joseph Cheeseborough 2012-06 Primary Impersonation Non-citizen voting Multiple voting 1. Voting by non-registered individuals This type of voting irregularity occurs when an individual who is not registered to vote in Philadelphia at the time of an election casts a vote. Evidence in this report shows individuals who were not registered voters at the time of the 2012 primary, yet still cast votes included in the Certified Election Results. 2. Voting by individuals in the incorrect party’s Primary This type of irregularity is one of the most common irregularities that occur in Primary Elections in Philadelphia. A division in which all non-Democratic voters cast votes for candidates in the Democratic Primary is examined in this report. 3. Divisions with more votes than voters This type of voting irregularity occurs when more votes are cast on the Voting Machines than voters who showed up to the polls. We examined a division where either 6 unknown voters were able to vote without signing in, or at least one person voted more than once. 4. Voting by individuals in the incorrect legislative district This type of voting irregularity refers to voters casting votes on the Voting Machines in a legislative district that does not include the division in which the voter is registered. Examples of voters casting votes in districts other than their own are included in this report. 5. Individuals voting more than once This type of voting irregularity occurs when a voter is able to vote more than once in the same election. Evidence in this report confirms an example of an individual who voted twice, illegally in the 2012 Primary. 6. Voter impersonation This kind of voting irregularity occurs when one individual impersonates another and is able to vote in place of the person whose name appears in the Poll Book. This report contains evidence of one such example. 7. Voting by non-U.S. citizens In 2012 alone, the Philadelphia City Commissioners have already been made aware of 19 non-U.S. citizens registered to vote in Philadelphia County. Seven have voted in at least one election, as recently as the 2012 Primary. This report will examine three such examples. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27249508/Voting%20Irregularities%20Report.pd...
Minnesota Barbara Ann Nyhammer F 2008-11 General 2010-12 impersonation Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 3 1 Barbara Ann Nyhammer was charged with three felony counts of voter fraud in the 2008 general election: voting more than once in the same election, signing a false absentee ballot certificate, and false statement in an absentee ballot application.  Nyhammer admitted she completed, signed and submitted an absentee ballot for her daughter. Nyhammer voted for herself in person on Nov. 4 in Andover; her daughter also voted in person in Mankato.  Nyhammer accepted a plea* to the charge of signing a false absentee certificate in exchange for deferred adjudication; the other two charges were dismissed, as was the third charge once Nyhammer completed her sentence of one year of probation and $200 in costs. Her daughter, who said she ʺforgot she had already voted via the absentee ballot," was not charged. *Plea deal: Deferred adjudication - 1 year probation, $200 court costs http://www.theuptake.org/core/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Barbara-Ann-Nyhammer-Co... http://archives.ecmpublishers.com/2011/02/12/andover-woman-charged-for-2008-vote... http://www.startribune.com/proponents-of-voter-id-get-their-exhibit-a/141694543/

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