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
Florida Jeffrey Garcia M 2012-08 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Jeffrey Garcia pleaded* guilty to one felony charge and three misdemeanor charges after admitting he illegally requested hundreds of absentee ballots while he was running the 2012 primary campaign of Democrat Rep. Joe Garcia. Garcia was involved in a sophisticated scheme to manipulate primary elections by submitting hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests. He also worked on the campaign of Democrat Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, who unseated Republican congressman Allen West. A Herald investigation found that hundreds of 2,552 fraudulent requests for the August 14 primaries originated from Internet Protocol addresses in Miami. The targeted voters in the online scheme were selected because they were registered but infrequent voters. Filling out the request form and sending the ballots directly to them or manipulating their ballots in another capacity are both felonies and were the apparent goals of the plot. *Plea Deal: 90 days in jail, 18months probation including 90 days of house arrest http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Congressman-Joe-Garcia-Responds-to-Chief-of-S... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/22/fla-congressman-ex-chief-staff-jailed...
Pennsylvania Cheryl Ali F 2014-05 Primary In person Impersonation 1 1 Cheryl Ali pleaded* guilty to two misdemeanor charges for illegally voting on behalf of her mother, who she said was ill, and serving as machine inspector in the 36th Ward's Eighth Division in the 2014 general election although she did not live there. Ali was sentenced to one year of probation and stripped of her right to vote for four years. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, barred from voting for 4 years http://articles.philly.com/2016-01-15/news/69768856_1_36th-ward-election-officer...
Minnesota Alfreda Denise Bowman F 2011 Ineligible felon voting 1 Bowman, a convicted felon, reportedly voted when his civil rights had not been restored. http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/6-face-charges-illegal-voting-duluth-ir... http://www.twincities.com/2011/08/17/richfield-man-among-6-accused-of-illegal-vo...
Connecticut Jeannette Nadrizny F Absentee Ballot Fraud Nadrizny, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Georgia Eldridge Harris M 2007-06 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385 (a), § 21-2-385 (b) and § 21-2-574, pertaining to absentee ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-27, Lamar County) $600 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Kentucky Bullitt County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
California Jason Holley Jessica Sundell M 2006 2006-10 Registration Fraud 1 0 Jason Holley and Jessica Sundell pleaded* guilty to one count of felony voter registration fraud for unlawfully registering voters without their knowledge. They acquired victims’ personal information by checking their IDs and forging voter party registration information in the victims’ name without the victims’ knowledge or consent. They were paid $10 by petition companies and campaign coordinators for each new voter form, as well as being paid separately for gathering petition signatures on statewide ballot initiatives. *Plea deal: 3 years probation http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2007/07_001.pdf http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
New Jersey Angel Colon Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario 2007-11 General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz) D 2009-08 Absentee/mail Impersonation Forgery Angel Colon, an employee of the City of Newark Office of Affirmative Actiona and former campaign worker for state Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex), was sentenced to three years in prison for submitting fraudulent ballots in her 2007 election. Colon, pleaded* guilty to election fraud in July 2011, admitting he submitted messenger ballots on behalf of voters in the Essex County-based 29th District without their knowledge. In January 2012, state Superior Court Judge Thomas Sumners Jr. sentenced Colon to five years probation. The Attorney General's Office sought three years in prison, consistent with a plea bargain that had been struck, and the appellate court agreed, saying the crime required Colon to serve prison time. The standard is five to 10 years in prison. "Justice demanded that Colon serve a state prison sentence, in accordance with his guilty plea,” acting state Attorney General John Hoffman said. Colon’s fiancée, Sorinette Rosario, 31, of Belleville, an employee of the Newark Welfare Department, was also charged. *Plea deal: 3 years in prison http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/former_essex_county_campaign_worker... http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/nj_campaign_worker_admits_elec.html http://njtoday.net/2009/12/01/essex-county-freeholder-indicted-for-ballot-fraud/
Pennsylvania Linda J. Deren F 2002-07 Linda J. Deren was charged with unlawful voting according to Pensylvania Statue 25 Section 3533. "Any person who votes or attempts to vote at any primary or election, knowing that he does not possess all the qualifications of an elector..." Pleaded guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404431-pennsylvania-state-cases-1.html
Connecticut James M. Brown M 2009 Democratic Primary, municipal D Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance An investigation by the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Brown, who assisted with Lydia Martinez’s campaign for city council, had violated laws pertaining to the dissemination and completion of absentee ballots. (Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission - File #2009-101) $300 fine, prohibited for four years from soliciting absentee ballots/distributing absentee ballot applications and required to comply with elections law. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_101.pdf

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