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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Audrey Schulde F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Schulde was accused of neglecting to provide information about herself required by law, such as her signature, when she assisted about eight residents of a convalescent home with their absentee ballot applications. Civil penalty of $100.00. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Georgia Charlotte Ward F Charlotte Ward was accused of voting by an unqualified elector. There were also absentee ballot mistakes on the part of the local government. Ward was dismissed for insufficient evidence. Dismissed for insufficient evidence https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
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...
Wisconsin Kimberly Prude F 2004 General Ineligible felon voting Kimberly Prude, a former felon who pleaded guilty to voter fraud after voting by absentee ballot in the 2004 general election. Jail
Texas Debra Briseno F 2006 Primary Non-citizen voting Illegal assistance Absentee/Mail 27 2 Debra Briseno was convicted of two counts of illegal voting by an ineligible non-citizen (TEC 64.012) and one count of tampering with a government record in the 2006 primary election. Briseno was originally charged with 27 counts: illegal voting by a non-citizen (3), unlawful assistance (1), possessing other voters' ballots (11), tampering with government records (6), and false statements on registration applications (6). 5 years in prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Calhoun: 2006-8-6465, 2006-8-6466, 2006-8-6467, 2006-8-6468, 2006-8-6469
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-...
North Carolina Tami Locust campaign (candidate) 2011-10 Greenville municipal Voter intimidation/coercion The Pitt County Board of Elections heard complaints on November 29, 2011, into possible voter fraud involving the District 2 race for Greenville City Council. In October, several people sent letters to the PCBOE saying they were forced to write in the name of a candidate. Those complaints allege that members of the Tami Locust campaign forced them to write in her name, claiming voter intimidation. Locust's campaign manager, Christopher Taylor, says neither he nor Locust intimidated potential voters. The results of the hearing were to be forwarded to the state Board of Elections. Incumbent Rose Glover won the election with 62% of the votes. http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Date_Set_For_Greenville_Voter_Fraud_Hearing_1...
California Unknown impersonators used identities of 265 deceased voters Multiple Impersonation 0 500 In 2016, CBS2 compared millions of voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social Security Administration and found hundreds of so-called dead voters - 265 in Southern California and a vast majority of them, 215, in Los Angeles County alone. State records show votes were cast in their names after they died, in some cases year after year. Across all counties, 32 of the dead voters cast ballots in eight elections apiece, accounting for 256 fraudulent ballots. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/05/23/cbs2-investigation-uncovers-votes-bein... http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/26/california-refuses-to-admit-its-voter-fraud-pr...
Florida Benita Teal F Registration fraud 46 Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Teal was charged with 23 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 23 counts of submission of false voter registration information.

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