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 Source2 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
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
Arizona Margarito Blancas M 2005-07 Registration Fraud 1 Margarito Blancas was charged with one count of presentment of false instrument for filing when he registered to vote despite not being a U.S. citizen. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/369339-arizona-case-blancas-dc.html
California Roy Mitchell M 2001-08 2001-12 Petition Fraud 3 Roy Mitchell was charged with 3 counts of misrepresenting petitions. Stanislaus County Superior Court (Case Number: 1032540) Case dismissed. http://caseindex.stanct.org:8080/CaseIndex/faces/displayResults.xhtml http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399967-california-stanislaus-county-respo...
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
Washington Ardeshir Bahandari 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 Monte Murphy M 2007 Muncie municipal D 2009-05 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 9 3 Monte Murphy, a former Muncie City Councilman, was convicted of 3 felony counts of illegally receiving absentee ballots in the 2007 Muncie municipal election. Murphy provided ballots to the individuals, told them how to vote for a straight Democratic ticket, and then mailed in the ballots for them. The court reduced the convictions to Class A misdemeanors. 3 consecutive 1-year terms (suspended to probation) http://www.ai.org/judiciary/opinions/pdf/11021103ehf.pdf https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ill...
Tennessee Sharon Otey F Registration Fraud 3 Sharon Otey was charged with two counts of illegal registration or voting and one count of false entry. Dismissed due to death of defendant. Dismissed due to death of defendant. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404111-tennessee-davidson-county-with-cas...
Colorado Winston Keyes M Multiple voting 2 1 Winston Keyes pleaded* guilty to voting twice. A second charge of forgery of a government-issued document was dropped. *Plea deal: 12 months probation, $159 fine, court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Washington Edward Riveira 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 Max Judson, Jr. M 2014 Democratic primary D 2015-09 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 4 15 Max Judson, a Sullivan County Council member, was indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of voter fraud and witness tampering in connection with the May 2014 Democratic primary election. Judson was charged with soliciting a voter to complete an absentee ballot application, knowing that the voter was ineligible to register to vote because the voter lived in another county; marking an absentee ballot so that another person voted for someone different than intended; receiving and delivering absentee ballots to voters when he was not authorized to do so; and hindering a voter from truthfully talking to an investigator about the allegations. Judson admitted to being present while at least 15 people filled out their absentee ballots and that on nearly all of these occasions, he told voters how they should vote or which bubbles to fill in on their ballots. Judson admitted that he knew his conduct was wrong, and that as a candidate he should not have been involved in the voting process. Judson defeated his primary opponent by just18 votes and was later elected to office in the general election. http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/indiana-democrat-faces-federal-vo... http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/fed-grand-jury-indicts-sullivan-councilm... http://www.gcdailyworld.com/story/2235456.html

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