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
New York Hector Ramirez Ana Cuevas M 2014 State Assembly Democrat primary D 2015-05 Absentee/mail Forgery Voter intimidation/coercion 242 Hector Ramirez, who ran for NY State Assembly in 2014, was arrested and charged with 242 counts of voter fraud for going door-to-door in his west Bronx district duping voters into letting his campaign staff vote on their behalf. Victim after victim after victim testified to the grand jury that members of the Ramirez campaign knocked on their door, including Hector Ramirez himself, and said ‘Hey, you don’t have to go to the polls for this election, just sign here,” Assistant District Attorney Pishoy Yacoub said in Bronx Supreme Court. Ramirez's staff tricked citizens in the 86th District into authorizing Ramirez aides to hand in their absentee ballots to the Board of Elections. Prosecutors found the names of Ramirez staffers in the box marked "I authorize" on dozens of the duped voters' applications for an absentee ballot, and those voters never got their ballots back. Ramirez marked down at least 35 of the ballots as votes for himself in the Democratic primary against incumbent Victor Pichardo. Campaign aide Ana Cuevas was also charged in connection with the alleged scheme. Ramirez edged out Pichardo by 11 votes in the original count — out of just over 3,517 total tallies in the largely poor district — but ended up losing by two votes after a hand recount. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/bronx-politician-hector-ramirez-bu... https://nyelectionsnews.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/bronx-da-indicts-former-assembl... http://www.scribd.com/doc/265940256/Indictment-Ramirez-Hector-Cuevas-Ana-Redacte...
Iowa John Benedict Davis M John D. Davis was charged with 2nd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Georgia Wilkes County Board of Registrars Absentee Ballot Fraud The Wilkes County Board of Registrars accepted an absentee ballot when signature did not match. $100 civil penalty, given cease and desist order and public reprimand
Washington Phineas F. Porter M 2004-11 General Multiple Voting Absentee Ballot Fraud 1 Phineas F. Porter, of Jefferson County, Washington, reportedly voted at the polls as well as voting an absentee ballot from Snohomish County, Washington, in the November 2004 general election. Criminal charges were not filed on the assumption that Porter "made an honest mistake." Name kept on file for likely criminal prosecution if he repeated the action; Snohomish County registration cancelled. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
Ohio Jacqueline Maiden (Board of Elections Coordinator) 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
Mississippi Alonzo Sykes (former alderman) M Alonzo Sykes was suspected of voter fraud according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00081. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Texas Margarita Rangel Ozuna Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Bernice Garcia Sara Virginia Perales Vicenta Guajardo Verino Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Margarita Rangel Ozuna 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. Ozuna 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...
Connecticut Sharon Ferucci (Democratic registrar of voters) F D Absentee/Mail Sharon Ferucci, the democratic registrar of voters, was accused of breaking procedures related to the supervision of absentee voting in a nursing home. $1,000 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Illinois Leander Brooks (former election judge) M 2002-11 General 2003 Absentee/Mail Forgery 4 4 Former election judge Leander Brooks pleaded* guilty to four counts of forging the signatures on ballot applications in the November 2002 election, allowing unregistered or otherwise illegitimate voters to cast the ballots. *Plea deal: 18 months in prison http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2005/01/the-big-picture-east-st-louis-voter-frau...
Ohio Charles Worrell M Ineligible Voting 1 1 Charles Worrell was charged with 1 count illegal voting, felony and found guilty at trial. 1 year of probation https://cases.justia.com/ohio/ninth-district-court-of-appeals/2007-ohio-7058.pdf

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