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 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
Wisconsin Tate Hohnstein M 2012-06 2012-11 Special General 2014-05 Ineligible felon voting 4 At the time Tate Hohnstein voted, he was still on extended supervision from a sentence in 2002 for three convictions in Washington County. Charged with 2 counts of providing false information to an election official, and 2 of voting as a disqualified person, all felony charges. http://archive.jsonline.com/news/crime/grafton-felon-accused-of-illegally-voting...
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
Colorado Henry Ruhl, Jr. M Multiple voting 1 1 Henry Ruhl, Jr. was found guilty of one count of voting twice. Deferred sentence: 2 years probation, $400 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.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
Washington John Doe3 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 Roy Davis M 2003 Democratic Mayoral Primary Impersonation Forgery Absentee Ballot Fraud 4 Roy Davis was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Charged with 1 count of voting in false name, 1 count forgery, 2 counts of fraudulent application for ballots. All charges dismissed. Dismissed
Georgia Brian Brown (campaign worker) M 2009 Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal Assistance Accused of failing to sign as assisting and was in unlawful possession of absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2008-0075, Wilkes County) Cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Kentucky Whitley County - Name Unknown 2002 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of destruction of registration records. Charge dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Ohio Dorothy Rosetta Harris F Petition Fraud Dorothy Rosetta Harris was charged with prohibitions relating to petitions. Pleaded guilty to prohibited acts concerning declarations and petitions, felony. 1 year of probation

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