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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New York Angela Gumbarevic (former candidate for sheriff) Heidi Bessette F 2010 Democratic Primary for Sheriff D 2011 Petition Fraud Angela Gumbarevic, a candidate for the 2010 Oneida County sheriff position, was accused of submitting false signatures in an attempt to have her name on the ballot. Eighteen forged signatures were discovered, and without those, Gumbarevic would have not been on the ballot for the primary. She did not win the race. She was charged with 2 felonies of Second-Degree Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and First-Degree Offering a False Instrument for Filing. Pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, which is a Class D Felony. 5 years of probation and 150 hours of community service
Iowa Clarence Ellis M 2012 General D 2014-08 Multiple Voting Absentee/Mail Forgery 1 2 Clarence Ellis was charged with felony election misconduct in the first degree after admitting voting via absentee ballot for his son and daughter in the November 2012 presidential election. Both ballots had forged signatures. Authorities found out about the fraudulent voting after Ellis's daughter voted absentee in Bremer County. 2 years probation
South Dakota Craig Guymon M 2013-06 Mitchell school board 2013-06 Multiple voting 1 1 Craig Guymon pleaded* guilty to felony voter fraud after voting twice in the 2013 Mitchell school board election. Guymon told a judge he voted in the polls in the morning of June 4 and voted at the auditor’s office by absentee ballot that afternoon. Guymon was sentenced to 30 days in jail, to be served in 10-day increments at the Davison County Jail. Judge Tim Bjorkman imposed a 180-day jail sentence but suspended 150 days on the condition that Guymon successfully complete a two-year probation. Guymon must also pay $1,200 in fines, court costs and restitution. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (150 days suspended) plus 2 years probation, $1,200 fine, court costs
Virginia Unnamed organization 2016-09 General Registration fraud An organization engaged in registering voters for the 2016 general election submitted numerous voter registration applications that appeared false, using the information of deceased people. An investigation was opened by the Harrisonburg Police Department and the FBI, and referred to the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. So far the investigation has revealed a number of voter registration applications that are false.
Connecticut Maricelys Maldonado F Registration Fraud Maricelys Maldonado was accused of forging 80 voter registration cards to fulfill her duties for the regional Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. Maldonado was hired to register people to vote, but admitted to taking names from the phone book to complete her work. Maldonado admitted to the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission that she forged the cards. Ordered to write letters of apology to 13 Connecticut towns and pay a $2,000 civil penalty.
Georgia Ludwig Medlin M Registration Fraud Non-citizen voting Ludwig Medlin was not a U.S. citizen when he voted. OSAH hearing
Kentucky Kenton County - Name Unknown 2001 Intimidation 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of voter intimidation. Charge affirmed.
Indiana Michael Harretos M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-09 Ineligible district voting 1 Michael Harretos voted in a precinct other than his own in the May 2003 Democratic primary, in which longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey. The Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election. 1 year on probation, 40 hours of community service, $500 fine
Virginia Ernest Brooks M 2010-01 Ineligible Voting Multiple Voting 2 Ernest Brooks was charged with not qualified/illegal voting in election and voting more than once in same election. Nolle Prossed. (Charles City County)
Washington William Richards 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.


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