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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New Hampshire Stephanie Marie Murphy-Mejia F 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Stephanie Marie Murphy-Mejia because she reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to her address as undeliverable. Her identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Murphy-Mejia was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Connecticut George Cabrera, Jr. (former candidate) M 2000-03 Democratic Town Council primary D Absentee/Mail George Cabrera, Jr. was one of several candidates vying for election to the Bridgeport Town Council. He participated in an absentee ballot mobilization effort with several other candidates. As part of his actions, he broke the law by being present when people filled out their ballots and then again when he took possession of the ballots for submission to election officials. Cabrera settled with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission in order to avoid litigation and additional expense. Fined $750. http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...
California Jason Lee Hayes M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Jason Lee Hayes, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. Hayes pleaded guilty to 1 count of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. Two counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration were dismissed. 3 years of probation and 90 days in jail. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Mississippi Deborah Waters F 2011-08 According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-11-00070, a complaint was filed against Deborah Waters on 8/19/11. The case was closed 3/28/12 because the allegations could not be substantiated. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown 2008 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 Three non-citizens were accused of registering and one was alleged to have voted. Referred to district attorney. (3 cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Iowa Francisco Jose Ochoa M Francisco Jose Ochoa was charged with 4th Degree Election Misconduct 39A.5. Pleaded guilty. Deferred judgment http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Texas Sadie Floyd Clay F Sadie Floyd Clay was not formally charged. There was not enough evidence to prosecute. The case was closed on 4/17/09.
Georgia Marie Brown F 2007-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385(a) and § 21-2-385(b), pertaining to absentee ballots,§ 21-2-409(a), pertaining to assisting voters, and § 21-2-574, pertaining to unlawful possession of ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-000008, Marion County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
New Jersey Election contest: Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferraro vs. Robert J. Peluso and Louis Valori 2013-06 Parsippany municipal primary 2013-07 Election contest Candidates Michael Strumolo and Vincent Ferrara each filed petitions with Superior Court Assignment Judge Thomas Weisenbeck in Morristown contesting the results of the June 4, 2013 Parsippany Town Council primary, which named Robert Peluso and Louis Valori as winners. Several witnesses testified that County Clerk candidate James Vigilante gave them mail-in ballots to certify, or sign and turn in. Each of the people testified that Vigilante gave them a stack of votes, and that they never met any of the voters. Strumolo's attorney Brian Aloia told the court that Vigilante could have distributed as many as 50 votes in that fashion. Election laws prohibit candidates from handling mail-in ballots and also require that a mail-in ballot submitted on behalf of another voter must be signed by whoever submits it. The person submitting the ballot also must have received it directly from the voter. Ferrara said in his petition that enough illegal votes were accepted to change the outcome of the election. His petition cites the names of three people who allegedly voted twice by mail-in ballot and the names of 71 other people he believes improperly cast mail-in ballots. “The 77 illegal votes that were received ... were sufficient to change the outcome of the election. As a result, the will of the electorate either is not discernible or has been frustrated by the widespread acceptance of illegal and/or fraudulent votes,” Judge dismissed the challenge, but said there was "significant cause for concern" about the conduct of James Vigilante. Three women testified that Vigilante called them to his home office to pick up and sign for mail-in ballots that he had there, and later drove them to the board of elections office to deliver the ballots. Under state election law, candidates are not allowed to possess or handle mail-in ballots. The law also says the person submitting the ballot must also have received it directly from the voter. However, Vigilante couldn't have impacted enough ballots to change the outcome of the vote, Weisenbeck said http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/08/testimony_will_expose_illegal_parsipp... http://patch.com/new-jersey/parsippany/primary-candidates-allege-voter-fraud-hea... http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/09/after_alleged_voter_fraud_judge_wants...
Georgia Greg Stone (county sheriff and candidate) Doyle Stone M 2008 Primary for sheriff Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion Former Twiggs County Sheriff Doyle Stone and his son, Greg Stone, were investigated for mishandling absentee ballots in Greg Stone’s 2008 primary campaign for sheriff. Absentee voters complained that Doyle Stone coerced them into voting for Greg Stone, and then took their ballots rather than allow them to be mailed in. Greg Stone lost the election by a wide margin. Both men agreed* to pay $300 in civil fines. *Plea deal: $300 civil fines http://archive.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=88638 http://www.macon.com/news/article28591399.html http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/archive/two-agree-to-fines-in-election-fraud-ca...

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