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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Georgia ADDED SOURCE Clemme Black Absentee Ballot Fraud Clemme Black was accused of unlawful assistance with absentee ballots. Dismissed for lack of evidence. Dismissed for lack of evidence. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
New Jersey Steve Fulop campaign 2013-05 Jersey City municipal Absentee/mail Ballot tampering The re-election campaign of Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy accused rival City Councilman Steve Fulop’s campaign of sending out mail-in ballot applications that use a Fulop P.O. box, not the Hudson County clerk, as a return address. “Fulop is attempting to trick people into sending their ballots to the wrong place in order to suppress the vote in Ward F a ward Fulop knows he will lose,” says Jermaine Robinson, Healy’s Ward F council hopeful. New Jersey’s administrative code reads that the return address on mail-in ballot applications “shall not be altered or changed by any person or entity.” Fulop’s campaign insists it has the legal right to send out the applications with its address on it. A state Division of Elections spokesman referred comment to Hudson County Clerk Barbara Netchert. The state Election Law Enforcement Commission declined to comment. Netchert responded with a statement that she issued on Friday urging voters to use the county’s official application for mail-in ballots. http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2013/05/jersey_city_mayors_re-election...
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 Loudes Inoa 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 Loudes Inoa of Paterson ; Jose E. Gonzalez of Paterson; Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, and Wilson A. Torres 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 Rudy Trevino M Rudy Trevino was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
California Christopher Kavanagh M 2006-06 2007-09 Registration fraud - ineligible district 3 1 Christopher Kavanagh pleaded* no contest to registering to vote in Berkeley when he lived in Oakland. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped charges of voter fraud, filing false nomination papers, perjury by declaration, fraudulently voting in a June 2006 election in Berkeley, and grand theft. *Plea deal: 6 months in jail, 5 years probation, $10,835 fine, barred from holding public office in California during probation http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Berkeley-ex-official-gets-6-month-sentence... http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2007-09-21/article/28065
Ohio Melissa Sparks F 2007-02 Petition Fraud 6 Melissa Sparks fForged signatures on petitions for ballot question. Charged with 6 counts election fraud. Pleaded guilty to 3 counts. Other counts dismissed. 5 years of probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396372-ohio-logan-county-melissa-sparks-c...
Idaho Jason Jay Goodson M 2004 General Petition fraud Jason Jay Goodson was convicted of falsifying or forging public records and wrongful signing of a ballot petition, a felony charge, in connection with the 2004 general election. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392488-idaho-bonneville-county-response-w... http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title18/T18CH32SECT18-3203PrinterFriendl...
North Carolina Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Anita Moore Valerie Moore Wayne Shatley M 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying Ross "Toogie" Banner was convicted on charges of buying Republican votes for the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. He was reportedly securing votes for Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for Sheriff. He was convicted of conspiracy and vote buying. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2...
Wisconsin Alexander Todd Hamilton M Ineligible felon voting Alexander Todd Hamilton was accused of knowingly voting while being an unqualified, convicted felon. Pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to two years probation and $500 in fines. 2 years of probation and $500 in fines

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