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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New Jersey Angel Colon Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario 2007-11 General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz) D 2009-08 Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery Angel Colon, an employee of the City of Newark Office of Affirmative Actiona and former campaign worker for state Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex), was sentenced to three years in prison for submitting fraudulent ballots in her 2007 election. Colon, pleaded* guilty to election fraud in July 2011, admitting he submitted messenger ballots on behalf of voters in the Essex County-based 29th District without their knowledge. In January 2012, state Superior Court Judge Thomas Sumners Jr. sentenced Colon to five years probation. The Attorney General's Office sought three years in prison, consistent with a plea bargain that had been struck, and the appellate court agreed, saying the crime required Colon to serve prison time. The standard is five to 10 years in prison. "Justice demanded that Colon serve a state prison sentence, in accordance with his guilty plea,” acting state Attorney General John Hoffman said. Colon’s fiancée, Sorinette Rosario, 31, of Belleville, an employee of the Newark Welfare Department, was also charged. *Plea deal: 3 years in prison http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/former_essex_county_campaign_worker... http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/nj_campaign_worker_admits_elec.html http://njtoday.net/2009/12/01/essex-county-freeholder-indicted-for-ballot-fraud/
Connecticut Lola Hailey F Absentee/Mail Hailey, 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
Washington Angelique Travis F Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Angelique Travis was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Mississippi ADDED SOURCE Tina Jones F 2009-04 A complaint was filed against Tina Jones on 4/6/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00035. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Washington Connie Southey 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...
Texas Thomas Curry M 2010-05 Woodlands Road Utility District 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud Thomas Curry was one of seven voters indicted for voting outside their district. The group planned to vote in a district where they did not reside in order to elect three of their members to the board of directors of The Woodlands Road Utility District. The group illegally registered in the district by using the address of a hotel in the district as their home address of their voter registration application. Pleaded guilty. http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/seven-indicted-for-voter-fraud-in-... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/the-woodlands-rud-voter-fraud-case...
Missouri Paul Julion M 2001 Mayoral Registration Fraud 1 In 2001, Paul Julion worked for Operation Big Vote in a voter registration drive. He was subsequently charged with felony vote fraud for actions taken during the registration drive. http://www.semissourian.com/story/64627.html
Kentucky Johnson County - Name Unknown 2001 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of destruction of registration records. Charge amended. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Washington Amy Billdt 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...
Connecticut Liz Piel F 2009-11 D Absentee/Mail An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Piel violated rules related to distributing unsolicited absentee ballot applications. (Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission - File #2009-154) Consent Order required Piel to comply with rules in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_154.pdf

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