True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort ascending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia Eldridge Harris M 2007-06 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385 (a), § 21-2-385 (b) and § 21-2-574, pertaining to absentee ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-27, Lamar County) $600 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Oregon Chris Frison M 2003-11 Petition Fraud 2 Chris Frison submitted forged signatures on two separate petitions. Plead guilty to 2 counts of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. 11 months in jail, 2 years post-prison supervision for count 1; 3 years probation for count 2. Also drug treatment. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Travis Bingisser 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...
Indiana Michael Harretos M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-09 Ineligible district voting 1 Michael Harretos voted in a precinct other than his own in the May 2003 Democratic primary, in which longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey. The Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election. 1 year on probation, 40 hours of community service, $500 fine http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2007/03/east-chicago-vote-fraud-prosecutions.... http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/eight-more-charged-with-vote-fraud/article_5641de...
New Jersey Jonathon Kowalski 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 Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery Jonathon Kowalski, John Fernandez, and Edwin Cruz were each charged with conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree). Kowalski works in fund-raising at the North Ward Center, and Cruz and Fernandez both work for the Essex County Department of Economic Development. The charges are for 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/
New Hampshire Gregory R. Deperey M 2010-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Gregory R. Deperey because he 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 his address as undeliverable. His identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Deperey was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403935-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Ohio Ronald E. Scales M 2007-08 Petition Fraud 9 Ronald E. Scales was charged with violations of statute 3599.14(A)(5), which pertains to circulating fraudulent petitions, and 3599.36, which pertains to lying in relation to an election. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed. 3 years of probation and $50 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396681-ohio-hardin-county-ronald-scales-c...
Virginia Alvin Harper M 2010-10 Ineligible Voting 1 Alvin Harper was charged with wrongfully voting.(Mecklenburg County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Kentucky Charles Wayne Jones (former county Democratic election commissioner) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 D 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. In 2010 sentenced to 20 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/lo030811.htm http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/franklin-county/article44083473.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

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