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 Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Connecticut Eric Murillo (candidate for school board) M 2009-09 Democrat Primary Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was brought against Eric Murillo alleging absentee ballot fraud. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that due to mitigating circumstances, Murillo was not guilty of the charges. However, the Commission ordered that in the future Murillo was to "strictly comply with the requirements" of the law. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_087.1.pdf
Texas Jose A. Garza M 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2015-03 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering 10 10 Brownsville residents Jose A. Garza and Rafael Elizondo were indicted for possessing marked ballots without the consent of the voter, in violation of Section 86.006 of the Texas Election Code. Elizondo was indicted for possessing more than ten marked ballots without the consent of the voter during a 2012 primary runoff election. The charge is a third-degree felony, punishable by confinement in state jail from 180 days to two years and a fine of up to $10,000. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/attorney-general-paxtons-offi... http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_dce579c6-cdb2-11e4-ae75-97cd...
Ohio Kathleen Dreamer (Board of Elections assistant ballot department manager) F 2004 General OTHER Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreamer, election board members, were accused of election crimes related to a ballot recount following the 2004 presidential election. Maiden and Dreamer were convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the sentence was overturned and they were granted a retrial. Both ultimately pleaded no contest. Initially sentenced to 18 months in prison, but that was later overturned. Ultimately pleaded no contest and put in diversion program. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2007/11/05/cleveland_recount.html
Connecticut Janelle Rooks F Registration Fraud A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
Florida Diamond Cleopatra Ross F 2009 Registration fraud 6 Diamond Cleopatra Ross was 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. Charges: 3 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 3 counts of submission of false voter registration information.
North Dakota Lavonda Haahr F 2008-07 Multiple Voting 1 Lavonda Haahr reportedly voted twice in Grand Forks County at two different polling places. She was arrested on July 14, 2008 for a misdemeanor under 16.1-01-12, election offenses - penalty. (Case #18-08-K-01381) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370224-north-dakota-grand-forks-county.ht...
Georgia Edwin Morris Alexia Williams M 2008 Chatham County Commission Petition fraud 1 0 The Georgia State Election Board imposed penalties against Edwin Morris and Alexia Williams in 2011 for their roles in forging signatures to get David Osborne on the 2008 Chatham County Commission ballot. Public reprimand, 10-year suspension from campaign involvement, $300 fine http://m.savannahnow.com/news/2011-11-17/state-board-fines-two-more-election-pet...
Washington Mary Capps 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 Jack D. Rehm M 2009-11 Ineligible district voting 1 The Town of Darien Registrar of Voters brought a complaint against Jack D. Rehm pertaining to his proper residence after an election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that although Rehm had voted when not legally qualified, no further action was taken due to mitigating circumstances. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_036.pdf
Texas Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Bernice Garcia Margarita Rangel Ozuna Sara Virginia Perales Vicenta Guajardo Verino Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Tomasa Ramirez Chavez 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. Chavez 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...

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