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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Ernest Newton (former candidate for state representative) M 1988-09 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 1 Former state Rep. Ernest Newton pleaded* guilty to illegally filling out Ada Crosby's absentee ballot for her, requesting she sign the inner envelope and then mailing it for her with her consent during the September 1988 primary in which Newton was a candidate for state representative in the 124th district. Newton later served time in prison after pleading guilty in 2005 to federal charges that included taking bribes, and was convicted and again sentenced to prison in 2015 for violating campaign finance laws. *Plea deal: $1,000 fine http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223... http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-ernie-newton-sentencing-0314-20150313-st...
Indiana Dolores Croy F 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Dolores and Robert Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud during the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. Dolores and Robert Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud in the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-10BDF39045D8A4A0.html
Washington Justin Black 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...
Rhode Island Robert Costa M 2004 Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Keith and Robert Costa, father and son, were each charged with one count of fraudulent voting when they allegedly did not use their actual address when they voted in a primary. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
Tennessee Brenda Woods F 2009 Municipal Procuring Illegal Votes 3 Brenda Woods was convicted of three counts of procuring an illegal vote, a Class E felony. 2 years for each offense, with credit given for one day’s jail service and the remainder of the time on supervised probation. Disqualified from holding public office for the duration of her sentence. http://www.tncourts.gov/courts/court-criminal-appeals/opinions/2012/12/13/state-... http://wreg.com/2014/03/20/felons-allowed-to-vote-former-bolivar-official-convic...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Alejandro Guerrero (deceased 2007) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Alejandro Guerrero to vote in person in 2012, even though Mr. Guerrero died in 2007. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Ohio Charles Worrell M Ineligible Voting 1 1 Charles Worrell was charged with 1 count illegal voting, felony and found guilty at trial. 1 year of probation https://cases.justia.com/ohio/ninth-district-court-of-appeals/2007-ohio-7058.pdf
Connecticut Helene Barbara Weinberg F Ineligible district voting Michael Weinberg and wife Helene Barbara Weinberg lived in a home in Roxbury while simultaneously maintaining a home in New York City. A neighbor accused the couple of not living in Roxbury, and therefore illegally voting in the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 elections. The neighbor also accused the couple of attempting to disenfranchise the votes of other Roxbury residents by sending out an email indicating that one could register and vote in Roxbury if they paid taxes there, and that they didn't necessarily have to live there. The State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that the couple did qualify as residents of Roxbury, and didn't send out the email with the intent of disenfranchising anybody's vote, despite the incorrect legal advice. The matter was dismissed Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_122.pdf
Connecticut Luz Lopez Carlos Lopez F 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 State of 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
Pennsylvania Jemar Barksdale M Registration Fraud Jemar Barksdale was charged with changing 18 voter registration applications while he worked for ACORN.

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