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 Michelle Bruce (City Councilmember) F 2007-09 Petition Fraud Riverdale City Councilmember Bruce was reportedly accused of forging signatures on recall petitions, along with her mother. No jurisdiction, case sent to solicitor's office. (State Elections Board Case #2006-00391072574, City of Riverdale) https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Washington Douglas Mcgowan 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...
Minnesota Amina A Hassan F 2012-11 General 2013-06 Multiple voting In person 1 1 Amina A Hassan and Farhiya Abdi Dool were each charged with one felony count of voter fraud for voting twice in the 2012 general election, once by absentee ballot and again at a polling place. Dool and Hassan registered to vote at the Rice County Auditor’s Office on Nov. 5, 2012, and voted by absentee ballot that day. They each completed another voter registration application the next day, Election Day, at their polling location, signed the roster of new registrants, and voted again. The Somali immigrants told Rice County investigators that they did not intend to register and vote twice. Hassan said she had asked at the polling location if it was a problem if she had just voted but that a woman told her it was “no problem.” Rice County Auditor Fran Windschitl said there are procedures in place to prevent people from receiving a ballot on Election Day when they have already voted absentee, but the polls get hectic and it “must have been just an oversight” in Dool and Hassan’s instances. Each charge carries a penlty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/article_6731ef26-a9e0-5ab7... http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/news/article_6c46275c-9aba-59cb...
Kansas Sherman County - Name Unknown 2002 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Colorado. Investigated by FBI but not pursued. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Virginia Delphine Williams 2007 2008 2013-04 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 0 In April 2013, a grand jury indicted Delphine Williams and five other convicted felons on charges of giving false statements when registering to vote. The registrations occurred in 2007 and 2008. The six were each indicted on a felony count of election fraud: Mark Winfield Atwater of Portsmouth; James Edward Dorsey of Portsmouth; Brenda Lee Harris of Virginia Beach; Tyrone Stith of Chesapeake; Lisa Charlotte White of Portsmouth; and Delphine Williams of Portsmouth. Nearly 20 cases were referred to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney, but the office is prosecuting only those that were clearly intending to deceive. http://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/six-felons-indicted-on-voter-fraud-alleg...
California Jessica Sundell Jason Holley F 2006 2006-10 Registration Fraud 1 0 Jessica Sundell and Jason Holley pleaded* guilty to one count of felony voter registration fraud for unlawfully registering voters without their knowledge. They acquired victims’ personal information by checking their IDs and forging voter party registration information in the victims’ name without the victims’ knowledge or consent. They were paid $10 by petition companies and campaign coordinators for each new voter form, as well as being paid separately for gathering petition signatures on statewide ballot initiatives. *Plea deal: 3 years probation http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2007/07_001.pdf http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Connecticut Michael Weinberg M Ineligible district voting Michael Weinberg and wife Helene Barbara Weinberg lived in a home in Roxbury while simultaneously maintaining a home in New York City. A neighbor accused the couple of not living in Roxbury, and therefore illegally voting in the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 elections. The neighbor also accused the couple of attempting to disenfranchise the votes of other Roxbury residents by sending out an email indicating that one could register and vote in Roxbury if they paid taxes there, and that they didn't necessarily have to live there. The State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that the couple did qualify as residents of Roxbury, and didn't send out the email with the intent of disenfranchising anybody's vote, despite the incorrect legal advice. The matter was dismissed Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_122.pdf
Wisconsin Ramon Martinez M 2010 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Ramon Martinez pleaded guilty to Voting by a Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I). http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Ohio Sherise Corn F Petition Fraud 1 Sherise Corn was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions, felony. Pleaded guilty to prohibited acts concerning declarations and petitions. 2 years of probation
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

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