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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 Source3sort ascending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio ResponsibleOhio Ian James Stephen Letourneau The Strategy Network 2015-08 Issue 3 referendum 2015-10 Registration fraud Petition fraud Forgery ResponsibleOhio and the Strategy Network submitted petitions containing signatures of dead people, attempted to register people under fake addresses, submitted voter registration forms that were forged and completed by someone other than the registrant while working to place ResponsibleOhio’s State Issue 3 on the November 2015 ballot. Ian James and Stephen Letourneau of the Strategy Network were subpoenaed by Ohio's Secretary of State as part of the investigation into the group’s role in the suspected voter fraud. Under the subpoenas, James and Letourneau were instructed to produce documents relating to their organization’s voter registration and signature collection efforts and required to submit to a deposition by investigators. The two eventually complied with the subpoenas and the case was settled in January 2016. The state referred multiple cases of potential fraud to county rposecutors for investigation and possible legal action. Settlement: Compliance with subpoena http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/10/30/responsibleohio-voter-f... http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/10/06/vote-fraud-probed-pot-ballot-cam... http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/mediaCenter/2015/2015-10-06-c.aspx http://eaglecountryonline.com/local-article/voter-fraud-allegations-in-hamilton-...
California Kathleen Knox (former auditor-controller candidate) F 2014-05 Registration fraud - ineligible district 7 3 Kathleen Knox, former candidate for Alameda County auditor-controller, pleaded* no contest to three counts of voter fraud for violations of California's election code. Knox registered to vote at an address that was not her residence. She was originally charged with seven counts of perjury and voter fraud. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, fine http://theback-story.blogspot.com/ http://kfbk.iheart.com/articles/kfbk-news-461777/auditorcontroller-candidate-in-... http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Auditor-controller-candidate-Kathleen-Knox-q... http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_25687188/alameda-county-auditor-hopef...
Illinois Deidra Humphrey F 2008 2009-01 Registration Fraud 2 Humphrey, who worked for the Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition (MPVC) and the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN), was charged for turning in forged and incorrect voter registration applications in order to get money for the falsified registrations. Pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud. https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/stlouis/press-releases/2009/sl032409 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/05/AR2009010502879.... http://www.semissourian.com/story/1524759.html
New York Hector Ramirez Ana Cuevas M 2014 State Assembly Democrat primary D 2015-05 Absentee/mail Forgery Voter intimidation/coercion 242 Hector Ramirez, who ran for NY State Assembly in 2014, was arrested and charged with 242 counts of voter fraud for going door-to-door in his west Bronx district duping voters into letting his campaign staff vote on their behalf. Victim after victim after victim testified to the grand jury that members of the Ramirez campaign knocked on their door, including Hector Ramirez himself, and said ‘Hey, you don’t have to go to the polls for this election, just sign here,” Assistant District Attorney Pishoy Yacoub said in Bronx Supreme Court. Ramirez's staff tricked citizens in the 86th District into authorizing Ramirez aides to hand in their absentee ballots to the Board of Elections. Prosecutors found the names of Ramirez staffers in the box marked "I authorize" on dozens of the duped voters' applications for an absentee ballot, and those voters never got their ballots back. Ramirez marked down at least 35 of the ballots as votes for himself in the Democratic primary against incumbent Victor Pichardo. Campaign aide Ana Cuevas was also charged in connection with the alleged scheme. Ramirez edged out Pichardo by 11 votes in the original count — out of just over 3,517 total tallies in the largely poor district — but ended up losing by two votes after a hand recount. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/bronx-politician-hector-ramirez-bu... https://nyelectionsnews.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/bronx-da-indicts-former-assembl... http://www.scribd.com/doc/265940256/Indictment-Ramirez-Hector-Cuevas-Ana-Redacte...
New York Ana Cuevas Hector Ramirez F 2014 State Assembly Democrat primary D 2015-05 Absentee/mail Forgery Voter intimidation/coercion Ana Cuevas, a campaign aide to Hector Ramirez, who ran for NY State Assembly in 2014, was charged in connection with that campaign's absentee ballot scheme. Ramirez was arrested and charged with 242 counts of voter fraud for going door-to-door in his west Bronx district duping voters into letting his campaign staff vote on their behalf. Victim after victim after victim testified to the grand jury that members of the Ramirez campaign knocked on their door, including Hector Ramirez himself, and said ‘Hey, you don’t have to go to the polls for this election, just sign here,” Assistant District Attorney Pishoy Yacoub said in Bronx Supreme Court. Ramirez's staff tricked citizens in the 86th District into authorizing Ramirez aides to hand in their absentee ballots to the Board of Elections. Prosecutors found the names of Ramirez staffers in the box marked "I authorize" on dozens of the duped voters' applications for an absentee ballot, and those voters never got their ballots back. Ramirez marked down at least 35 of the ballots as votes for himself in the Democratic primary against incumbent Victor Pichardo. Ramirez edged out Pichardo by a 11 votes in the original count — out of just over 3,517 total tallies in the largely poor district — but ended up losing by two votes after a hand recount. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/bronx-politician-hector-ramirez-bu... https://nyelectionsnews.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/bronx-da-indicts-former-assembl... http://www.scribd.com/doc/265940256/Indictment-Ramirez-Hector-Cuevas-Ana-Redacte...
California Robert Mariette (campaign official) M 2005-11 2006-06 2006-11 2007-11 2008-02 2008-06 2008-11 2009-02 2010 Frauduent Voting Registration Fraud Perjury 13 8 Robert Mariette voted and held office in a district in which he did not reside. He cast votes and was on the board of directors in the Mountain Gate Community Services District, a district in which he did not reside. Mariette was charged with 13 counts. 8 counts of fraudulent voting, 2 counts of registration fraud, and 3 counts of perjury. He reportedly registered to vote using his girlfriend's address. He pleaded no contest to 1 count of fraudulent voting and 1 count of fraudulent registration. All other charges were dismissed. (Shasta County - Case # F-10-07895-01) 36 months of conditional/revocable release and 30 days on adult work program http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/406815-california-shasta-county-with-case... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/406811-california-shasta-response-with-ca... http://www.redding.com/news/mariette-pleads-no-contest-to-voter-fraud-ep-3756461...
New Jersey Marty Small Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris M 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 10 Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small and five co-defendants went to trial in November 2010 for attempting to win an election by asking voters to apply for absentee ballots. Instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Small was charged and acquitted twice of voter fraud. Charged with 10 counts of Absentee Voter Fraud. Small was acquitted Acquitted http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/atlantic-city-councilman-marty-... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/voter-fraud-charges-dropped-aga...
New Jersey Ernest Storr Marty Small Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris M 2008 2009 Special Mayoral Municipal - Democratic primary R 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 10 Storr was one of 14 allegedly working alongside Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Accused of absentee ballot fraud in connection with 2008 and 2009 mayoral races. Charged with 1 count conspiracy, 4 counts election fraud, 1 count absentee ballot fraud, 1 count tampering with public records or information, 1 count falsifying records, 1 count forgery, and 1 count hindering apprehension or prosecution in connection with Small's 2009 campaign; 1 count in connection with a 2008 mayoral campaign. As part of a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to 1 count related to the 2008 election and 1 count related to the 2009 election. Probation http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/star-witness-in-atlantic-city-v... http://observer.com/2010/08/small-campaign-worker-pleads-guilty-to-ballot-fraud/ http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/former-co-defendant-in-atlantic... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html
Georgia Jerry Metts (Atkinson County commissioner) M 2004 Atkinson County commission Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Jerry Metts was investigated for helping 98 illegal aliens register to vote and cast absentee ballots in Atkinson County during a 2004 county commission election. $80,000 fine, cease and desist order and reprimand http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/latinos/pearson.htm http://www.walb.com/story/2484078/hispanic-right-to-vote-challenged http://www.politifact.com/georgia/statements/2011/jul/19/brian-kemp/kemp-claim-f...
Minnesota Shawn Marie Kaarbo F 2012-11 General 2013-02 In person Ineligible felon voting Registration fraud 1 1 Shawn Marie Kaarbo (aka Shawn Marie Melton and Shawn Marie Strandberg), a convicted felon, pleaded* guilty to voting while ineligible in the November 2012 general election, while still on probation. Using Election Day Registration, Kaarbo voted at a polling place in Skelton Township, at which time she completed a voter registration application and signed a certification saying she was eligible to vote. when in fact her voting rights had not been restored.  Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert said that because the voter's ineligiblity was discovered after the fact, there was no way to prevent the fraudulent vote from counting. The charge, originally filed as a felony, was sentenced as a gross misdemeanor: one year of local confinement (stayed for two years) and 40 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 1 year local confinement (stayed for 2 years), 40 hours community service http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/barnum-woman-guilty-voter-fraud-1 http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/2-carlton-county-women-accused-voter-fr... http://www.pinejournal.com/content/barnum-woman-guilty-voter-fraud-0

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