True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendantsort descending Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Connecticut Amparo Castaneda F 2008-11 Presidential Multiple Voting A complaint was brought against Amparo Castaneda alleging that she voted twice during the 2008 presidential election. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that the matter should be dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_034.pdf
Washington Amy Billdt F 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...
Connecticut Amy Bovaird F Registration Fraud A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
Nevada Amy Busefink (ACORN Regional Director) ACORN Christopher Edwards (ACORN Nevada Field Director) F 2008 General D 2008 Reigistration fraud 2 In October 2012, the Nevada Supreme Court affirmed on appeal a 2011 conviction and Alford plea* to two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters from ACORN'S regional director, Amy Busefink, who also worked for the nationwide group Project Vote. She was sentenced to two years imprisonment (suspended), probation, and was fined $4,000 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. In 2011, Nevada District Court Judge Donald Mosley gave ACORN, the defunct grass-roots community organization, the maximum fine of $5,000 for its illegal voter-registration scheme in that state during the 2008 presidential election. Mosley, reading the pre-sentence report, listed a series of voter registration fraud allegations against ACORN workers. ACORN pleaded* guilty to one felony count of unlawful compensation for registration of voters, stemming from an illegal voter registration scheme in its Las Vegas office during in the 2008 race. The group paid a bonus to workers to sign up 21 or more voters per shift, calling the program "21," or "Blackjack." It is illegal in Nevada to pay bonuses to register voters. ACORN's Nevada field director, Christopher Edwards, had previously pleaded* guilty, cooperated with prosecutors, and testified against the organization in court. *Plea deal: 2 years in prison (suspended), probation, 100 hours community service, $4,000 fine, for two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters http://www.scribd.com/doc/109385627/Conviction-of-ACORN-Project-Vote-Conspirator... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/10/judge-gives-maximum-and-fines-acorn-5... http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/10/09/nevada-acorn-conviction-uphel...
Ohio Amy Little Daniel "Tate" Hausman Yolanda Hippensteele F 2008 General D Ineligible district voting Absentee/Mail 1 1 Amy Little (New York native, staff member for Vote Today Ohio, and out-of-state campaigner for Barak Obama) was one of several people who came to Franklin County, Ohio, registered to vote after 30 days, and voted eventhough she did not intend to remain a resident of the county and state. She and her co-defendants chose to vote in Ohio instead of their home states, because Ohio is a swing state and Obama was expected to easily win in their home states. Charged with a violation under Title 35 of Ohio Code, casting an absentee ballot despite not meeting residency requirement. Pleaded guilty. (Case #09-CR-04-2465, Franklin County) 60-day suspended jail sentence, 1 year of probation and a $1000 fine http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2009/04/29/three_voters.ART_ART_04... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396674-ohio-franklin-county-amy-little-co...
New York Ana Cuevas Hector Ramirez F 2014 State Assembly Democrat primary D 2015-05 Absentee/mail Forgery Voter intimidation/coercion Ana Cuevas, a campaign aide to Hector Ramirez, who ran for NY State Assembly in 2014, was charged in connection with that campaign's absentee ballot scheme. Ramirez was arrested and charged with 242 counts of voter fraud for going door-to-door in his west Bronx district duping voters into letting his campaign staff vote on their behalf. Victim after victim after victim testified to the grand jury that members of the Ramirez campaign knocked on their door, including Hector Ramirez himself, and said ‘Hey, you don’t have to go to the polls for this election, just sign here,” Assistant District Attorney Pishoy Yacoub said in Bronx Supreme Court. Ramirez's staff tricked citizens in the 86th District into authorizing Ramirez aides to hand in their absentee ballots to the Board of Elections. Prosecutors found the names of Ramirez staffers in the box marked "I authorize" on dozens of the duped voters' applications for an absentee ballot, and those voters never got their ballots back. Ramirez marked down at least 35 of the ballots as votes for himself in the Democratic primary against incumbent Victor Pichardo. Ramirez edged out Pichardo by a 11 votes in the original count — out of just over 3,517 total tallies in the largely poor district — but ended up losing by two votes after a hand recount. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/bronx-politician-hector-ramirez-bu... https://nyelectionsnews.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/bronx-da-indicts-former-assembl... http://www.scribd.com/doc/265940256/Indictment-Ramirez-Hector-Cuevas-Ana-Redacte...
Connecticut Ana Molina F Registration Fraud Ana Molina worked for the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration as a voter registration officer. She was accused of falsifying voter registration cards. $5,000 fine, which was remitted to $700 because of her financial situation. Also ordered to send a letter of apology to the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration.
New Jersey Ana Vely-Gomez Rigo Rodriguez Lissette Rodriguez Juan Jimenez Belkis M. Cespedes Ana Vely-Gomez Lucia A. Guzman Inocencio Jimenez Jose Ramon Ruiz Dalila Rodriguez Octavio A. Dominguez Juana A. Gil Jose E. Gonzalez Loudes Inoa Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda Wilson A. Torres 2010-05 Paterson city council D 2010-12 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering Ana Vely-Gomez of Paterson; Belkis M. Cespedes of Paterson; Lucia A. Guzman of Paterson; Inocencio Jimenez of Paterson; and Jose Ramon Ruiz of Prospect Park, were arrested on charges of second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public record. Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Jose E. Gonzalez of Paterson; and Loudes Inoa of Paterson were charged with third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public records. Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda of Paterson, was charged with second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public records but is currently a fugitive. The defendants all allegedly acted as bearers/messengers for mail-in (absentee) ballots. The complaint summonses allege that the defendants tampered with mail-in ballots and/or voted mail-in ballots on behalf of voters who did not receive the ballots or who did not authorize them to vote for them. http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html
Ohio Andre Wilson 2012-11 General 2013-02 In person Registration fraud Ineligible district voting 1 1 Andre Wilson -- allegedly registered and voted during Golden Week, listing an address that was not his home http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hearing-held-for-2-cases-of-alleged-voter-fr... http://media2.wcpo.com/pdfs/Fraud.pdf
Texas Andrea Campos Bierstedt F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Andrea Campos Bierstedt was charged with two counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegal possession of a ballot and unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036 and 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. bierstedt entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months, $3500 donation to county http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Duval/Live Oak: 20082, 20083

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