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 Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Oregon Ernesto Cirfuentes M 2000-07 Petition Fraud Ernesto Cirfuentes submitted forged signatures on an initiative petition. Pleaded guilty. 10 days in jail, 3 years of probation, about $1,000 in fines and 40 hours of community service. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
New Jersey Samuel Gonzalez Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario M 2007-11 General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz) D 2009-08 Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery 5 Samuel Gonzalez, husband of Teresa Ruiz, and Joaquin Caceres, 50, both of Newark, were indicted by a state grand jury on charges of conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree). according to Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni. Gonzalez is an Essex County freeholder and an aide to Newark City Councilman Anibal Ramos. Caceres is a senior program development specialist on the Newark mayor’s staff. They are charged with tampering with documentation for messenger ballots, which are absentee ballots intended for use by homebound voters, and fraudulently submitting such ballots as votes in the Nov. 6, 2007 general election. http://njtoday.net/2009/12/01/essex-county-freeholder-indicted-for-ballot-fraud/
Georgia William Christopher Twilley M 2011-08 Absentee/Mail Accused of voting an absentee ballot assigned to the previous owner of his home. (State Elections Board Case #2010-00881109476; Douglas County) Cease and desist order order and a public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Connecticut Eva Christianson F Absentee/Mail Eva Christian, who assisted with a political campaign, was accused of distributing more than five absentee ballot applications without registering with the Town clerk. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
New Jersey Juan Jimenez 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 M 2010-05 Paterson city council D 2010-12 Witness tampering http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html
Washington Bruce Quinn 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...
Texas Ann Marie Marsh F 2009 Municipal Ineligible district voting 1 1 Ann Marie Marsh was charged with one count of illegally voting while ineligible (TEC 64.012) in a 2009 municipal election. Dismissed Smith: 241-1681-11
Oregon Helen Cardenas F 2000-08 Petition Fraud 1 Helen Cardenas submitted forged signatures. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. Found guilty. 3 years probation, 200 hours community service, $1,000 fine, $105 unitary assessment, $54 county assessment, barred from collecting signatures http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
New Hampshire Angela Brooke Corson F 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Angela Brooke Corson 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 investigation. Corson was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Washington Nathaniel Hayden 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...

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