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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New Jersey Jose E. Gonzalez 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 Jose E. Gonzalez of Paterson; Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, and Loudes Inoa of Paterson were charged with third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public records. Jose Ramon Ruiz of Prospect Park, Inocencio Jimenez of Paterson; Lucia A. Guzman of Paterson; Ana Vely-Gomez of Paterson; and Belkis M. Cespedes of Paterson were arrested on charges of second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public record. 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
Ohio Jacqueline Maiden (Board of Elections Coordinator) F 2004 General OTHER Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreamer, election board members, were accused of election crimes related to a ballot recount following the 2004 presidential election. Maiden and Dreamer were convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the sentence was overturned and they were granted a retrial. Both ultimately pleaded no contest. Initially sentenced to 18 months in prison, but that was later overturned. Ultimately pleaded no contest and put in diversion program. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2007/11/05/cleveland_recount.html
Maryland Elsie Virginia Schildt F 2012-11 General 2013-07 Absentee/Mail Impersonation - deceased Multiple voting 3 1 Maryland state prosecutors indicted a Frederick County woman, Elsie Virginia Schildt, for attempting to cast an absentee ballot for her mother, who died two months before Election Day. Schildt, 46, was charged with impersonating another person in an attempt to vote, attempting to vote under a false name and attempting to vote more than once in the same election.  In September 2013, Schildt pleaded* guilty to attempting to vote more than once. Schildt and her mother, who had the same first and last name, requested absentee ballots on March 26, 2012. The mother died Sept. 24. In October, Schildt returned her own absentee ballot. On Nov. 3, she mailed a ballot for her mother, whose signature she had forged. The ballot, received Nov. 7, was not counted “because an employee of the Frederick County Board of Elections had prior knowledge of Elsie Mae Schildt’s death.” Judge Julie Stevenson Solt sentenced Schildt to probation before judgment and ordered her to complete 40 hours of community service. *Plea deal: Probation, plus 40 hours community service for 1 count of attempting to vote twice http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-illegal-voting-ind... http://www.fredericknewspost.com/locations/local/frederick_county/article_910f25...
Texas Johnn Alaniz Juan Peña Juan Jose Garza M 2014-11 La Joya ISD school board 2014-11 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Impersonation Johnn Alaniz, Juan Peña, and Juan Jose Garza were charged with bribing postal workers and illegally manipulating voters during their November 2014 re-election campaign to the La Joya ISD school board. The three, who ran as a slate, were accused of buying lists of mail-in voters from two U.S. postal workers in Mission in July, which they used to visit voters’ homes and either assist them in filling out the ballots or fill them out without the voters’ consent. Prosecutors also said La Joya ISD employees were intimidated to vote for their bosses, and slate supporters were changing out voting cards of those they assisted at the polls. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/trial-starts-for-la-joya-isd-board-members-... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/turn-of-events-on-last-day-of-la-joya-isd/a... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/la-joya-school-board-candidates-federal-empl...
Wisconsin Edward Johnson M 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Edward Johnson pleaded guilty to Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I). A second charge of Providing False Information to Election Official was dismissed. Johnson was sentenced to 90 days jail. *Plea deal: 90 days in jail http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Connecticut Maria M. Lopez F Registration Fraud A complaint was made that Maria M. Lopez altered a voter registration card while circulating petitions. No further action taken on complaint.
Georgia Baohunh Nguyen 2010-02 Absentee/Mail Accused of mishandling absentee ballots and applications. (State Elections Board Case #2008-0038; Gwinnett County) $2,700 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Mississippi Kimberly Humphrey F Registration fraud Pleaded guilty to false registration as qualified elector. (Case #2010-0675, Madison County) 5 years in county jail, with release after 1 day. Thereafter, 4 years and 364 days of supervised probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca...
Pennsylvania Arianda Uribe (election official) F 2010-03 Arianda Uribe was charged with frauds by election officer. Dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394708-pennsylvania-lackawanna-county-res...
Washington Denise Ward F 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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