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 Source2 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Forrest Downie (deceased 2005) 2008-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Forrest Downie to vote in person in 2008, even though Mr. Downie died in 2005. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/aug/13/more-deceased-voters-san-di... http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Connecticut Michael Abbatello M 2004-11 Multiple Voting Michael Abbatello was accused of voting more than once in the November, 2004 election. He registered in both West Hartford and Old Saybrook, and had been registered in both towns since 1985 because he did not provide the Old Saybrook registrars with his prior voting address. He voted in Old Saybrook, but did not vote in West Hartford in the presidential election. He has been removed from the list in West Hartford. Dismissed
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. http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Voter-fraud-investigation-in-Harrisonburg-39328... http://wina.com/news/064460-voter-fraud-probe/
New Jersey Gianine Narvaez Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario F 2007-11 General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz) D Absentee/mail Ballot tampering Gianine Narvaez, 39, pleaded guilty in March 2010 to third-degree charges of absentee ballot fraud and tampering with public records or information. Narvaez, a former data processing technician for the Essex County Commissioner of Registration and Superintendent of Elections, has forfeited her job and public pension, and also is barred from public employment in New Jersey. Narvaez was charged in 2009 along with several other defendants in multiple indictments related to absentee ballots they collected and submitted as workers for Teresa Ruiz’s 2007 campaign for the New Jersey Senate. http://www.theobserver.com/2013/01/five-year-sentence-in-voter-fraud-trenton-the...
Virginia Melvin Jones M 2011-02 Registration Fraud Ineligible Voting 2 Melvin Jones was charged with false statement on voter form and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Nottoway County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html
Georgia Mary Nicholson F 2008-06 Registration fraud Accused of deliberately registering to vote with a false address to vote in her college town's contested election. (State Elections Board Case #2007-00271080104, City of Statesboro) $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
New Mexico Luz Vargas Mary Ann O'Brien F 2012-03 Sunland Park municipal 2012-06 Ineligible district voting 4 1 Authorities say 56-year-old Luz Vargas registered El Paso, Texas, resident Mary Ann O'Brien to vote in Sunland Park's municipal election in March. They were charged with false voting, conspiracy to commit false voting, registration offenses, falsifying election documents and false swearing. http://krwg.org/post/two-more-charged-voter-fraud-sunland-park
Texas Elizabeth Robledo Morales Jose Picasso F 2010-05 Alton municipal 2013-01 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 1 1 Elizabeth Robledo Morales and Magdalena Robledo Rodriguez were charged with illegal voting for their roles in a voter fraud scheme during Alton’s May 2010 city election. Both women were named in a December 2012 indictment accusing them of having voted in the 2010 Alton election even though they were not eligible to vote in it. In 2010, a controversy sparked in the small Hidalgo County town when nearly three dozen voters were flagged by the city, which had chosen to run its own election. Elections clerks noticed that several homes, the residences of the two challengers in the race, Jose Picasso and Salvador Vela, were listed as the address for a large number of voters with different last names. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/women-arrested-accused-of-illegal-voting/ar... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/former-alton-police-chief-commissioner-tied...
Ohio Roger D. Schantz M 2008-11 2010-11 2011-11 2012-03 2012-06 Multiple Voting Ineligible district voting 6 Roger D. Schantz allegedly voted in elections "on or about November 4, 2008, November 2, 2010, November 8, 2011 and March 6, 2012 in which he was not a legally qualified elector,” and he was also alleged to “have voted or attempted to vote more than once in the same election." Charged with 6 counts illegal voting. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of illegal voting. Remaining 4 counts were dismissed. 7 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, 1 year of probation, $500 fine and voting privileges revoked http://www.archboldbuckeye.com/news/2012-06-20/Front_Page/BREAKING_NEWS.html http://www.archboldbuckeye.com/news/2012-09-26/Public_Record/Schantz_Sentenced_F...
Kentucky Kenton County - Name Unknown 2000 Intimidation 3 An unnamed individual was charged with voter intimidation and being within 500 feet of a polling place. Charge of intimidation was amended down. Found guilty of being within 500 feet of polls. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html

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