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
Washington Richard E. Williams M 2010 Absentee/Mail Forgery 1 Richard E. Williamswas charged with voting on others' ballot, a misdemeanor. Bail forfeiture is on record as the last status report. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370961-washington-island-county-2.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394621-washington-island-county-1-3232.ht...
Delaware Mohamad Ali Ahmed M 2006 Mohamad Ali Ahmed was charged with tampering with public records. (New Castle County, Superior Court, Case #17-06-01-0139)
Alaska Deborah Carroll (campaign official) F 2012 2012-04 Petition Fraud Forgery 5 Carroll was charged with submitting fraudulent signatures for a petition. She admitted to using names she found in a phone book. The charges included 1 count forgery, 1 count falsifying business records, 1 count unsworn falsification, 1 count perjury, and 1 count improper subscription to petition. Pleaded guilty to 1 felony charge in exchange for other 4 charges being dismissed. Fairbanks District Court (Case #: 4FA-12-700 CR) Probation and $2,500 fine http://www.courtrecords.alaska.gov/eservices/?x=Fw-ICex9meMd6vxdvlKOa-PSRmCXu%2A...
New Jersey Election contest: Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferraro vs. Robert J. Peluso and Louis Valori 2013-06 Parsippany municipal primary 2013-07 Election contest Candidates Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferrara each filed petitions with Superior Court Assignment Judge Thomas Weisenbeck in Morristown contesting the results of the June 4, 2013 Parsippany Town Council primary, which named Robert Peluso and Louis Valori as winners. Several witnesses testified that County Clerk candidate James Vigilante gave them mail-in ballots to certify, or sign and turn in. Each of the people testified that Vigilante gave them a stack of votes, and that they never met any of the voters. Strumolo's attorney Brian Aloia told the court that Vigilante could have distributed as many as 50 votes in that fashion. Election laws prohibit candidates from handling mail-in ballots and also require that a mail-in ballot submitted on behalf of another voter must be signed by whoever submits it. The person submitting the ballot also must have received it directly from the voter. Ferrara said in his petition that enough illegal votes were accepted to change the outcome of the election. His petition cites the names of three people who allegedly voted twice by mail-in ballot and the names of 71 other people he believes improperly cast mail-in ballots. “The 77 illegal votes that were received ... were sufficient to change the outcome of the election. As a result, the will of the electorate either is not discernible or has been frustrated by the widespread acceptance of illegal and/or fraudulent votes,” Judge dismissed the challenge, but said there was "significant cause for concern" about the conduct of James Vigilante. Three women testified that Vigilante called them to his home office to pick up and sign for mail-in ballots that he had there, and later drove them to the board of elections office to deliver the ballots. Under state election law, candidates are not allowed to possess or handle mail-in ballots. The law also says the person submitting the ballot must also have received it directly from the voter. However, Vigilante couldn't have impacted enough ballots to change the outcome of the vote, Weisenbeck said http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/08/testimony_will_expose_illegal_parsipp... http://patch.com/new-jersey/parsippany/primary-candidates-allege-voter-fraud-hea... http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/09/after_alleged_voter_fraud_judge_wants...
New Mexico Idalia Lechuga-Tena (state legislator) F 2003-11 Albuquerque municipal D 2015-11 Non-citizen voting (+registration) New Mexico state legislator Rep. Idalia Lechuga-Tena admitted that she committed voter fraud, casting ballots before she became a naturalized U.S. citizen. According to the voting records obtained through the County Clerk, Lechuga-Tena first voted in an Albuquerque election in 2003 when she was 20, when she was not a citizen, and again in a 2014 Democratic primary election after becoming a citizen. Lechuga-Tena said that when she was 18, a group registered her to vote while she was at the University of New Mexico and that she didn’t know at the time that she had to be a U.S. citizen in order to vote. “I was a complete victim of the process,” she said. The case was referred to the district attorney in Bernalillo County in 2015, but the statute of limitations appeared to have expired. Lechuga-Tena also faced questions whether she actually lives within the district she represents. County records show that in 2007, Lechuga-Tena registered at an address within District 19, represented by state Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, D-Albuquerque. In December 2014 Lechuga-Tena submitted a voter registration card with a new address within House District 21, but with a mailing address the same as her previous residence. The registration card she submitted was dated December 5, almost ten days before the County Commission appointed Maez. Two months later, Lechuga-Tena filed a new registration card with an address back in House District 19. In November 2015, she submitted a registration card with the same House District 21 address. Statute of limitations expired http://nmpoliticalreport.com/19599/voting-history-of-new-rep-sent-to-da-for-poss... http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/da-reviews-newly-minted-legisla... http://nmpoliticalreport.com/19389/heres-who-wants-to-fill-the-vacancy-in-house-...
Iowa Unnamed 2016-10 General Multiple voting 1 1 Three people have tried to vote multiple times in the November 2016 general election in Polk County, according to Des Moines police reports. Two of the incidents involved people casting mail-in ballots and also voting in person at one of the county's early voting locations. As of October 28, neither of those two suspects had been arrested. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2016/10/28/voter-fr... http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2016/10/27/3-suspec...
Connecticut Hector Riollano M D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Riollano, who assisted the Democratic Party with a "pull out the vote" effort, helped people fill out absentee ballot applications, but neglected to provide information about himself, as required by law, such as a signature. He was also present while a couple filled out their absentee ballots, which was not allowed under law because he was an agent of a political party. Civil penalty of $350. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Georgia Laurie Fulton (election official) F Absentee Ballot Fraud Laurie Fulton published notice of L&A testing but did not test for a month after notice and misplaced 67 ballots. $1,000 civil penalty, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Iowa Robert Allen Broesder M Robert Broesder was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Ohio Latoya Hall F 2007-02 Petition Fraud 2 ChLatoya Hall was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations and 1 count forgery. Pleaded guilty to 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other count dismissed. 3 years of probation, a $50 fine and 75 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396683-ohio-hardin-county-latoya-hall-cas...

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