True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Alabama Election contest: Oren Fannin v. Karen Berry 2008-11 Pike County commission 2008-12 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 10 After nearly a year in office, Pike County Commissioner Karen Berry was ordered to vacate her District 6 seat to challenger Oren Fannin when a judge ruled that 10 votes were cast illegally for Berry in the November 2008 election. Berry was originally declared the winner by a six-vote margin, but Fannin contested the results. All 10 illegal votes were cast by absentee ballot. Three invalid ballots were stipulated by both parties, since Carl, Mary and Brandon Kidd cast absentee ballots for Berry but lived outside District 6. Another three voters - Tiffany Paige Gray, Norman Lyn Gray and Nerita Hinkle - all testified to voting for Fannin but also lived outside the district. Berry herself also pleaded guilty to charges of voter fraud and perjury for mailing an illegal absentee ballot. Results overturned - Fannin declared winner http://www.troymessenger.com/2009/10/02/fannin-declared-district-6-winner/
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Multiple Voting Registration Fraud A person was accused of registering to vote in two counties on the same day and attempting to vote in both. Provisional ballot not counted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
North Carolina Contested Election: Leon Maynor vs. Laura Sampson 2015-11 Lumberton municipal Contested Election Vote buying The State Board of Elections ordered a new election for the Lumberton Precinct 7 City Council seat, due to voter “irregularities." possible fraud and “systematic” errors made by the Robeson County Board of Elections. The Precinct 7 race had been stalled by election protests filed by both the incumbent, Leon Maynor, and challenger, Laura Sampson. Following several recounts, including a full hand-to-eye recount, Maynor held a one-vote lead over Sampson. An investigator with the State Board of Elections testified that there is an ongoing investigation of vote-buying allegations against both Maynor and Sampson. The investigator, Matthew Martucci, a former New York Police Department detective, said that both candidates, local election officials and others have been interviewed about the allegations, which were made by multiple sources. All information collected during the investigation will be forwarded to the State Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The state board questioned Steve Stone, the chairman of the Robeson County Board of elections, extensively about how the hand recount was conducted, and after reviewing the ambiguous ballots, decided there was no way they could determine the voters’ “intent” based on the ballots. New election ordered. https://robesonian.com/news/83625/2-new-elections-ordered http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/new-elections-ordered-for-pembroke-mayor-o...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Edward Carbajal (deceased 2001) Multiple Impersonation 0 8 Someone used the identity of Edward Carbajal to vote in eight elections after he died in La Puente in 2001. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/05/23/cbs2-investigation-uncovers-votes-bein... http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/26/california-refuses-to-admit-its-voter-fraud-pr...
Virginia Jamie Fritz (former mail carrier) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber 2004-05 Municipal Absentee/Mail Jamie Fritz 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. Pleaded guilty December 2006. http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Kansas Shawnee County - Names Unknown 2005 Absentee Ballot Fraud Voter Suppression Campaign workers were accused of picking up voted ballots and not delivering them to the election office. Referred to law enforcement, not pursued. (4 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Texas Election contest: Brian Black v. John Hegemier 2014-11 Bandera municipal 2014-11 Election contest Ineligible district voting Absentee/mail Candidate Brian Black challenged the results of the November 2014 mayoral election, which his opponent John Hegemier won by just 6 votes, 117 to 111, alleging that people who lived outside the city limits voted in the election and that mail ballots were illegally hand-delivered to voters in a rehabilitation center. Black's campaign manager also alleged that a specific poll worker, Rilla Stevens, tampered with the election between Oct. 20 and 31, during early voting, to ensure Hegemier’s win by electioneering whilw working at the polls. Bandera County Elections Administrator Toba Perez-Wright claimed that as a voter registrar, she cannot challenge someone’s residency. Only another registered voter has that right. http://www.banderabulletin.com/news/article_b20281e8-66d0-11e4-a749-b732da658711... http://www.bccourier.com/Archives/News_detail.php?contentId=18640
Washington Hoi Hill 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...
New Jersey Ana Vely-Gomez 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 Ana Vely-Gomez of Paterson; Belkis M. Cespedes 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. 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
Connecticut Lynn Appleby Absentee/Mail Appleby, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future

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