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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Adele B. Pomerleau F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Pomerleau was accused of neglecting to provide information about herself as required by law, such as her signature, when she assisted about 12 residents of a convalescent home where she worked with their absentee ballot applications. Civil penalty of $100.00. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Georgia Betty Powell F Petition Fraud Betty Powell was accused of not signing an affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
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...
Kansas Shawnee County - Name Unknown 2005 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both the city and the county on a consolidation question. Investigated but not prosecuted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Texas Maria Adelina Trigo F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Vote buying 2 2 Maria Adelina Trigo pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after being charged with two counts of illegally possessing other voters' ballots (TEC 86.006) in the 2006 primary election. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudiciation, 12 months community supervision, $300 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html
New Jersey Edwin Cruz 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 Jonathon Kowalski, John Fernandez, and Edwin Cruz were each charged with conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree). Kowalski works in fund-raising at the North Ward Center, and Cruz and Fernandez both work for the Essex County Department of Economic Development. The charges are for 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/
New Hampshire Siannee Rea F 2010-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Siannee Rea 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. Rea was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403935-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Texas Angel Trujillo 2010 Municipal, School Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Angel Trujillo pleaded* guilty to one count of illegal voting by an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in 2010 municipal and school elections. A second count of illegal voting was dismissed. *Plea deal: 3 years community supervision, $750 fine Hidalgo: CR-1914-12-E
Massachusetts Stephen "Stat" Smith (State Rep.) M Multiple D Absentee/Mail Impersonation-eligible + ineligible Ineligible voting 2 Massachusetts State Rep. Stephen “Stat” Smith (D-Everett) pleaded* guilty to federal voter fraud charges - two misdemeanor counts of deprivation of rights under color of law - stemming from an absentee ballot scheme in 2009 and 2010. U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said the plea agreement calls for Smith to resign by Jan. 1, 2013, and not to seek office again for five years.  “Over the last two years, the FBI methodically uncovered a voter fraud scheme designed to strip Massachusetts voters of their right to a fair election,” said the FBI’s Richard DesLauriers. “Rep. Smith, who was a member of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Election Laws, embarked on a scheme that he knew violated the ideals of our nation.”  Ortiz said Smith committed infractions “in multiple elections in 2009 and 2010.”  Prosecutors said Smith filed absentee ballots from voters who were “ineligible or otherwise unaware of ballots being cast in their names” in his races. Smith obtained absentee ballots for ineligible voters, who would unlawfully cast them, or he cast himself, prosecutors said. In some cases, he obtained absentee ballots for registered voters who did not know that he was voting in their names. *Plea deal: 4 months in prison, resign and not seek office for 5 years; in exchange for for guilty plea to two federal misdemeanor counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/12/20/mass-lawmaker-will-plead-guilty-voter... http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2012/12/pol_mum_voter_fraud_... http://www.bostonherald.com/2012/12/stephen_smith_0
Florida Chaudhary M Registration fraud Chaudhary was indicted for misuse of a social security number in violation of 42 U.S.C. section 408 and for making a false claim of United States citizenship on a 2002 driver’s license application in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 911. A superceding indictment was returned, charging Chaudhary with falsely claiming United States citizenship on a driver’s license application and on the accompanying voter registration application. He was convicted of the false citizenship claim on his voter registration application. (4:04-CR-0005 (2006)) http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF

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