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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
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...
New Jersey Joaquin Caceres Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario M 2007-11 General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz) D Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery 5 Joaquin Caceres, 50, and Samuel Gonzalez, husband of Teresa Ruiz, both of Newark, were indicted by a state grand jury on charges of conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree). according to Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni. Gonzalez is an Essex County freeholder and an aide to Newark City Councilman Anibal Ramos. Caceres is a senior program development specialist on the Newark mayor’s staff. They are charged with tampering with documentation for messenger ballots, which are absentee ballots intended for use by homebound voters, and fraudulently submitting such ballots as votes in the Nov. 6, 2007 general election. http://njtoday.net/2009/12/01/essex-county-freeholder-indicted-for-ballot-fraud/
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Brian L. Davis M Registration Fraud Multiple Voting 2 Brian L. Davis was accused of filling out two registration cards and voting twice. Davis' case was dismissed because a competency evaluation revealed he was not competent to stand trial. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Mississippi Charles Selmon M Charles Selmon, of Pike County, was not charged. His name was included on a list by Mississippi Attorney General's Office.
Washington Richard Lindblom 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...
Florida Gilda Oliveros (former Hialeah Gardens Mayor) F 1997 Hialeah Gardens municipal 2000 Registration fraud - ineligible district Voter intimidation/coercion 3 Hialeah Gardens Mayor Gilda Oliveros was convicted of 2 felonies and one misdemeanor for asking and assisting some of her employees to register to vote using a false residence, because they were not eligible to vote in city elections based on their actual address. 18 months probation, $481 fine http://www.miamisao.com/pdfs/gilda_sof_vf.pdf http://jacksonville.com/apnews/stories/010903/D7OES5UG0.html https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%20and%20enter%20following%20in%20State%20Cas... Miami-Dade County Criminal Justice Case #13-2000-CF-000198-0001-XX.
Iowa Dennis Dale Simpson M Dennis Simpson was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Arizona Unidentified M 2016 Registration Fraud An unidentified man who is a resident alien, but not a U.S. citizen, registered to vote on a bet with a co-worker. The man received a voter registration card after registering to vote and lying about his place of birth, as well as claiming to be a U.S. citizen. http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/voter-fraud-non-c...
Washington Dub Davidson 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...
Georgia Albert Palmour Carleton Vines Dorothy Gilreath Steve Chappelear Sidney Johnson Lois Reed Anthony Sparks M 2006 General Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded. http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...

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