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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Florida Astrid Natalia Torres-Perez F Non-citizen voting Astrid Natalia Torres-Perez was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United States v. Torres-Perez; 2:04-CR-14046) 1 year of probation http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Pennsylvania Ashley L. Clarke F 2009-05 Registration Fraud While working for ACORN, Ashley L. Clarke was charged with forgery, solicitation of registration for pay, unsworn falsification of authorities, obstructing the administration of law or government function, interference with voter registration, and impersonating another person in a voter registration application. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...
Indiana Dolores Croy F 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Dolores and Robert Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud during the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. Dolores and Robert Croy pleaded* guilty to voter fraud in the 2003 Democratic primary, illegally voting in East Chicago when they lived in Hobart. As part of their sentences, Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez ordered each to make public apologies. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-10BDF39045D8A4A0.html
Florida Jean Bastien M 2006-11 General Non-citizen voting 1 Jean Bastien, a Haitian, was arrested in West Palm Beach and admitted voting illegally in the 2006 federal election. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-11-11/news/fl-non-citizen-voted-20121111_1...
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
Arkansas Scott Montgomery (sheriff and candidate) M 2008-05 Democratic Primary for Sheriff D Voter intimidation/coercion Sheriff Scott Montgomery faced allegations of political intimidation, including bribing people to change votes in a sheriff's race to receive favors and/or not receive punishment from law enforcement. Allegations regarded violations of the Political Practices Act related to the May 20, 2008 election for sheriff of Perry County. The circuit court entered an order on June 27, 2008, dismissing the complaint. Dismissed https://cases.justia.com/arkansas/supreme-court/40305.pdf
Mississippi Sarah Deloach F 2011-02 According to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-11-00021, a complaint was filed against Sarah Deloach on 2/11/11. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Virginia Adam Ward M 2011-12 Republican primary R Petition fraud Forgery 36 0 Adam Ward pleaded* guilty to 36 counts of voter fraud and perjury after forging thousands of signatures on petitions to get Newt Gingrich on the ballot in Virginia’s 2012 presidential primary. In December 2011, Ward collected more than 11,000 signatures, but investigators could not verify more than 4,000 of them. *Plea deal: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/jun/19/virginia-man-ple...
Connecticut Shirley Surgeon (Democratic registrar and candidate) F 2008-08 Municipal Democratic Primary D Absentee Ballot Fraud OTHER Shirley Surgeon, the incumbent Hartford democratic registrar of voters who lost to the complainant in a primary, was accused of failing to forthwith file completed absentee ballot applications. In a separate complaint, she was accused of breaking procedures for training poll workers while acting as the registrar. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_092.pdf
Illinois Michael Collins (former Democratic precinct committeeman and former city council member) M 1995 D 1996 Michael Collins was found to have violated Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/29-6) (from Ch. 46, par. 29-6) Sec. 29-6. regarding knowingly destroying, mutilating, defacing, falsifing or forging election materials. He was also found to have violated Illinois Election Code10 ILCS 5/29-10(a), regarding perjury in the election code. 18 months probation, 125 hours community service, court costs and fines https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20... St. Clair Circuit Court: 96CF0035701, 96CF0035703, 96CF0035705, 96CF0035706

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