True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort descending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
New Jersey Jose Ramon Ruiz 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 Jose Ramon Ruiz of Prospect Park, Inocencio Jimenez of Paterson; Lucia A. Guzman of Paterson; Ana Vely-Gomez of Paterson; and Belkis M. Cespedes of Paterson 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
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Angela Cooney (deceased 2008) 2012-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Angela Cooney to vote in person in 2012, even though Ms. Cooney died in 2008. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...
Kentucky Jackie Jennings Naomi Johnson Earl Young 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy Plea Deal: 2 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2008 Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud 1 A non-citizen was accused of registering and voting in 2008. No actions taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
California Mickensey Oliveira 2002 Petition Fraud Mickensey Olivera was charged with violating California Code Section 18660 pertaining to " making any false affidavit concerning any initiative, referendum, or recall petition or the signatures appended thereto." http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399967-california-stanislaus-county-respo...
Pennsylvania Johanna Iuscher (election official) 2010-03 Johanna Iuscher was charged with frauds by election officer. Dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394708-pennsylvania-lackawanna-county-res...
Texas Election contest: Letty Lopez v. Lupe Rivera 2013-11 Weslaco municipal D Election contest Ineligible district voting Absentee/mail 30 Letty Lopez successfully contested the November 2013 Weslaco City Commission election results after a year-and-a-half-long legal dispute with incumbent Lupe Rivera. A judge determined that at least 30 votes were illegally cast in the race, which was decided by just 16 votes in favor of Rivera. The illegal votes included multiple voters registered and voting where they didn't reside (including at Rivera's sister's home) and mail ballots requested and completed without voters' knowledge. New election ordered - outcome changed/Lopez won http://www.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/lupe-rivera-letty-lopez-on-nov-election-ball... http://m.themonitor.com/mvtc/news/th-court-of-appeals-affirms-decision-to-hold-n... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/depositions-from-voters-show-flexible-resid... http://www1.krgv.com/files/trial-brief-leticia-lopez-web.pdf
Virginia 65 Virginia felons 2008 2012-04 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 130 65 A Virginia State Police investigation of voter registration irregularities from the 2008 general election resulted in charges of making a material false statement on a voter registration form, a felony charge, against 38 convicted felons statewide who indicated on a voter registration form that he or she was not a convicted felon. Warrants have been obtained for a 39th person who can't be located. A majority of the cases resulted in convictions. 26 additional cases were still being actively investigated years after the state Board of Elections forwarded more than 400 voter and election fraud allegations from 62 cities and counties to Virginia State Police for individual investigation. A total of 194 cases statewide where police determined a violation likely occurred have been closed because the commonwealth's attorneys in those localities declined to prosecute those individuals. http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA635.html
Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE Correan F. Edwards Ineligible felon voting 1 Correan F. Edwards was accused of knowingly voting while being a convicted felon. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Kentucky Hart County - Name Unknown 2010 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Charge was amended. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html

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