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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
North Carolina Nicholas Marquis Dalton M 2008-11 Ineligible felon voting Nicholas Marquis Dalton was charged with voting by a convicted felon whose rights had not been restored. The case was dismissed May 11, 2009, because the state could not establish criminal intent beyond a reasonable doubt. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370947-north-carolina-denial-1.html
New Jersey Juana A. Gil 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 Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres 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. 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
Texas Sara Virginia Perales Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Bernice Garcia Margarita Rangel Ozuna Vicenta Guajardo Verino Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Sara Virginia Perales was one of six Cameron County politiqueras charged with voter fraud as a result of a multi-agency investigation into illicit voting activity surrounding the Democratic primary runoff in July 2012 that included federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Perales was charged with unlawfully assisting a voter, improperly returning a marked ballot and ballot carrier violations. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/article_4b4413f6-0d5a-11e4-9c30-0017a43b23...
Michigan Rev. Edward Pinkney M 2014 Recall Petition Fraud 11 Reverend Edward Pinkney was accused of changing the dates on some of the signatures on a petition to recall Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower. A jury convicted Pinkney of 5 counts of election fraud. Sentenced to spend a minimum of 30 months in prison—and a maximum of 120 months on five felony counts http://www.abc57.com/story/27258212/verdict-in-rev-edward-pinkney-election-fraud... http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Benton-Harbor-activist-sentenced-for-election...
Connecticut Carlos Reinoso (brother of brother of state Rep. Felipe Reinoso) M Absentee/Mail 1 1 Carlos Reinoso voted by absentee ballot when he was not eligible to do so. $250 fine http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
Connecticut Patricia Del Rocco F Absentee Ballot Fraud Del Rocco, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Georgia Laurel Johns 2008-09 Registration fraud Accused of using a non-residential address when registering to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00061085221, McIntosh County) Cease and desist order order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Maryland Unknown x 4 Impersonation - deceased Election Integrity Maryland found more than 1,100 names of people who were deceased but still listed on voter rolls, including four people who appeared to have voted when they were listed as dead. http://www.gazette.net/gazettecms/story.php?id=26164
Oregon Kathleen Marston F 2000-07 Petition Fraud 1 Kathleen Marston allegedly submitted forged signatures on an initiative petition. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws. Pleaded guilty. 3 years of probation, 160 hours of community service, a $500 fine, a $714 assessment and was barred from collecting signatures during probation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Edward Walker 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...

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