True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Electionsort descending D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Oregon Diana Clagett F 2006-02 Petition Fraud 2 Diana Clagett was accused of submitting false signatures for an initiative petition during the 2006 elections. 27 signatures either belonged to unregistered voters or did not match the signatures on voter registration cards. Charged with 2 counts of making false statements on an official election document, a Class C felony. Pleaded guilty to one, and the other was dropped after plea negotiations. 36 months probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari... http://www.bendweekly.com/Statewide-News/16358.html
Washington Catherine Roy 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...
Washington John Doe1 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...
Connecticut Carlos Lopez Luz Lopez M 2004-11 2006-11 2007-11 Ineligible District Voting 3 Carlos Lopez and his wife, Luz S. Lopez, were accused of registering to vote and voting in Hartford during the course of 3 elections (Nov. 2, 2004; Nov. 6, 2006; Nov. 7, 2007) when they were residents of Farmington. Lopez said he thought he could register and vote in Hartford because he owned a business there for more than 30 years. He reported himself to the state elections commission. He was arrested as part of a grand jury investigation of Mayor Eddie Perez. The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission found that the Lopezes had violated the law by registering to vote in a town where they didn't live and illegally voting in three elections. They were each fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. Fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2009_096.pdf
Wisconsin Latoya Lewis (ACORN employee) F 2010 Registration fraud 1 0 Latoya Lewis pleaded guilty to Falsely Procuring Voter Registration (Felony Class I) while she and her mother were employed by ACORN as special registration deputies. Lewis was sentenced to 12 months incarceration – imposed and stayed, and 3 years probation with 3 months incarceration as condition of probation. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail (imposed and stayed, 3 years probation with 3 months in jail as condition of probation http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Connecticut Lori Lyons F Absentee/Mail Lori Lyons was accused of failing to provide information about herself as required by law, when she assisted her son with his absentee ballot application. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Iaren Smith Petition Fraud Iaren Smith was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Case closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Kentucky Boone County - Name Unknown 2011 Registration Fraud Impersonation 6 An unamed individual was charged with one count of wrongful registration and five counts of false personation of voter. False personation counts dismissed. Wrongful registration count was handled through diversion. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Ohio Joseph Copija Deborah Ramirez Roderice Cortez Lacy Joseph Copija M 2009-04 Petition Fraud 6 Joseph Copija worked for a signature-gathering firm and faked signatures trying to get a measure on the ballot. Indicted by a grand jury in April 2009 on 3 counts of election falsification, 2 counts of complicity to election falsification and 1 count of complicity to prohibitions relating to petitions. After the indictment, he fled to California where he was later found and returned to Ohio to face the charges in December 2010. Pleaded guilty to 1 count election falsification and 1 count of complicity to election falsification. Other counts dropped. (Case #09-CR-00368, Lake County) 6 months in prison. Could be placed on post-release control for up to 3 years. http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20100317/woman-guilty-of-elections-falsi... http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20101210/lake-county-chief-casino-fraud-... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396006-ohio-lake-county-cases.html
Virginia Malcolm Cash M 2005-01 Ineligible Voting 2 Malcolm Cash was charged with unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Prince Edward County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html

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