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
Connecticut Ronald Langdon M Absentee/Mail Ronald Langdon was accused of failing to provide eligibility requirements and penalty warnings required by law when mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications to senior citizens, as well as allowing others to sign for him or forge his signature as an assister on the applications. Dismissed accusations that he didn't include eligibility requirements and penalty warnings. Ordered to comply with laws for signing as an assister in the future
New York Ana Cuevas Hector Ramirez F 2014 State Assembly Democrat primary D 2015-05 Absentee/mail Forgery Voter intimidation/coercion Ana Cuevas, a campaign aide to Hector Ramirez, who ran for NY State Assembly in 2014, was charged in connection with that campaign's absentee ballot scheme. Ramirez 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. Ramirez edged out Pichardo by a 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...
Ohio Ernest Bennett M Petition Fraud Ernest Bennett was charged with prohibitions acts relating to petitions or declarations. Pleaded guilty to prohibited acts concerning declarations and petitions, felony. 1 year of probation
Wisconsin Ethel M. Anderson F Ineligible felon voting Ethel M. Anderson was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. 14 months on probation and $100 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Mississippi Claude Garth (former alderman) M According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00081, Claude Garth, of Aberdeen County, was suspected of voter fraud. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Connecticut Raquel Vishinsky F Absentee Ballot Fraud Vishinsky, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Connecticut David M. Adams, Jr. M 2008-11 Presidential Multiple Voting The Registrar of Voters brought a complaint against David M. Adams, Jr. alleging that he voted twice in the 2008 Presidential election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed, and that Adams' name should be removed from one of the two voter rolls where it appeared. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_007.pdf
Washington Gordon Hill 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 Sheila M. O'Malley F 2006-08 2006-11 Primary General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting A complaint was brought against Sheila M. O'Malley with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission. O'Malley was accused of not being registered properly for two elections. The first case was because of a mistake in her address. In the second case, O'Malley had moved to a home within the same district but did not update her registration. After an investigation, O'Malley was not charged, and the case was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/2007_157.pdf
Iowa Dannielle Viola Williams F Danniella Williams was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html

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