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Election Integrity News

9/8/2017: Rockland County, New York: Probe Needed Of 500+ Last-Minute Voter Registrations
Rockland County Executive Ed Day has asked for an investigation into possible voter registration irregularities related to over 500 forms received just before the deadline to vote in the Sept. 12 primary. He said he suspected local developers of scheming against the county's stand on uncontrolled growth. It's not unheard of locally: there was a false voter registration scheme in neighboring Orange County a couple of years ago connected to a large development plan for a small town. “This is about a clear pattern of abuse of our electoral system,” the County Executive said as he stood surrounded by veterans who fought to preserve that right. “It's about how the most sacred right we hold as Americans can be gamed.” Day asked for an investigation into over 500 questionable registrations to the Rockland County Conservative Party just received from one area of the town of Ramapo. Probe Needed Of 500+ Last-Minute Voter Registrations: Rockland County Executive, New York City Patch Sept. 8, 2017

9/8/2017: Updated: New voting statistics show 6,540 people registered to vote in NH last year using out-of-state driver’s licenses as IDs
More than 6,500 people registered to vote on Election Day 2016 using out-of-state driver’s licenses and, as of last week, more than 5,300 of them still had not received New Hampshire licenses, state voting and safety officials said in a new report. New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn Jasper Thursday released data that responded to a letter he sent to Secretary of State William Gardner and Commissioner of Safety John Barthelmes in mid-August seeking information derived from a new system that matches voting and driving records for the purpose of “verifying the accuracy of the information contained in the voter database.” “We are further analyzing 196 names that appear to have been marked on a New Hampshire checklist and one other state as having voted in the November 2016 general election,” Gardner and Barthelmes wrote. “We will be working with the attorney general to determine next steps and to transfer those cases which are appropriate to the attorney general for investigation.”Updated: New voting statistics show 6,540 people registered to vote in NH last year using out-of-state driver’s licenses as IDs, 9 WMUR-TV Sept. 8, 2017

9/7/2017: Provo, Utah recount uncovers 150 unrecorded ballots
It appears that 150 ballots cast in the primary election in Provo made it through the scanner, but the count never made it out the other side. The anomaly was discovered during a recount of the at-large council seat votes between second- and third-place candidates Wesley Marriott and Hunter Phillips. Of the 150 ballots, 141 were specific to the recount; all 150 had boxes ticked for mayoral candidates as well. They learned that 150 ballots in a computer file did not get transferred to the appropriate server and were not counted prior to this recount. Provo recount uncovers 150 unrecorded ballots, 9 WMUR-TV Sept. 7, 2017

9/5/2017: Minnesota Man Accused of Voter Fraud
A Sartell man is accused of voter fraud. 52-year-old man lost his voting rights in September of 2014 when he pleaded guilty to felony gambling. He admitted to running a sports betting operation in Benton County. He also signed documents stating that he wasn't eligible to vote until he finishes probation. Police say on Election Day 2016, the man showed up at a voting precinct in Sartell, registered to vote, and cast a ballot. He has been charged with being an ineligible voter who knowingly votes and registration of an ineligible voter. The charges can carry up to five years in prison. Sartell Man Accused of Voter Fraud, KNSI AM 1450 / FM 103.3 Sept. 5, 2017

8/31/2017: Kobach files 2 new election fraud cases
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office has filed two new criminal election fraud cases, including one alleging an attempt to vote by a non-citizen. The three felony counts filed Aug. 17 in Johnson County against Sergio Salgado-Juarez mark the second time Kobach's office has filed charges alleging that a non-citizen voted since being given the power to prosecute election fraud allegations in 2015.
Most of the other ten cases involved voting in two states. Such double voting is the focus of four felony charges filed the same day in Franklin County against David Haddock. Kobach's office alleges he voted in Kansas and Colorado in the November election. Telephone listings for Salgado-Juarez in Olathe and Haddock in Wellsville were disconnected. It wasn't clear from court records whether they had attorneys. Kobach files 2 new election fraud cases, 13 WIBW Aug. 31, 2017

8/30/2017: Texas judge launches vote probe
A judge has appointed the state attorney general and Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez to investigate allegations of voter fraud in November’s Rio Grande City school board election. The appointment of the attorney general’s office follows the recusal of Starr County Attorney. The attorney general’s office worked a similar case from the Rio Grande Valley, investigating allegations of voter fraud in the 2013 Weslaco city elections. The investigation resulted in misdemeanor charges of election code violations against a former city commissioner. Now, with the attorney general’s office and the Hidalgo County district attorney leading the investigation, the school district is once again ordered to turn over the records, which include mail-in ballots, applications for mail-in ballots, mail-in ballot envelopes, statements of address or voter assistance returned with mail-in ballots, and any other records regarding mail-in ballots in that election.Voter fraud probe launches, The Brownsville Herald Aug. 30, 2017

8/28/2017: ACLU sues over 45,000 uncounted ballots in California election
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of California for throwing out an estimated 45,000 mail-in ballots last November. The ballots were rejected because elections officials determined that the signatures did not adequately match the signatures on file. Those mismatches can occur because a voter’s signature has changed over time or because the voter doesn’t have a consistent signature, said ACLU. Foreign-born voters are especially prone to have their ballots thrown out, particularly those whose native written language doesn’t use the Roman alphabet. ACLU added that the decision to reject a ballot can depend on who’s matching the signatures in any given county elections office. “People should not be denied their right to vote because a government official doesn’t like their penmanship, but that’s exactly what is happening in California,” Risher said. The suit, filed Thursday, seeks to have elections officials contact voters before disqualifying their ballot for a mismatched signature. ACLU sues over 45,000 uncounted ballots in California election, The Orange County Register Aug. 28, 2017

8/28/2017: Rhode Island Board of Elections votes to allow 230 mail ballots notarized by same person
The state Board of Elections on Monday allowed nearly 230 mail ballots that had been notarized by the same person in last week’s Senate District 13 special election to be added to the final results. Democrat Dawn Euer won the Senate seat previously held by Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed by a margin of 686 votes over her Republican opponent, Mike W. Smith, according to unofficial results posted prior to the meeting. The mail ballots in question will not change the outcome of the election, but the board called for a hearing based on a law that requires it to investigate if more than 50 mail ballots in an election are notarized by the same person.
Vanessa Soares, of Newport, who was paid $15 an hour to work for Euer’s campaign, was responsible for notarizing 226 of the 230 mail ballots in question. She appeared before the board in an hour-long hearing, explaining how she got involved in the campaign and the process by which she notarized the ballots. The board agreed that Soares’ explanations were credible. Board of Elections votes to allow 230 mail ballots notarized by same person, Providence Journal Aug. 28, 2017

8/25/2017: Indiana: Sullivan County councilman to plead guilty in election fraud case
A Sullivan County Council member federally charged with election fraud and witness tampering has agreed to plead guilty to two of the counts against him, according to a plea agreement filed this week in U.S. District Court. Max Judson, then 70, was indicted in October 2015 on four charges: three counts of election fraud and one count of witness tampering. In the plea agreement entered Thursday in the Southern District of Indiana, Terre Haute Division, Judson offers to plead guilty to one count of election fraud and one count of witness tampering. Judson and U.S. prosecutors have not agreed on a sentence, but the government has agreed to recommend a sentence of no more than 15 months in prison. The maximum penalties in this case would be five years for voter fraud and 20 years for witness tampering. Sullivan County's Judson to plead guilty in election fraud case, Tribune Star Aug. 25, 2017

8/25/2017: Wisconsin: La Crosse woman accused of election fraud
A La Crosse woman was charged Thursday with election fraud after voting in the 2016 election while on felony probation. According to a criminal complaint, Connie Sykes was convicted on Dec. 14, 2015, of possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to 12 months probation; Sykes, 63, then registered to vote and cast a ballot on Nov. 8, certifying she was eligible to vote and not serving a felony sentence. Sykes admitted to voting and acknowledged being on probation until Dec. 13, but told an investigator she didn’t know she had been convicted of a felony and that she couldn’t vote.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission referred 79 cases of suspected felons voting to district attorneys in the 2016 general election. Voting by felons is the largest category of voter fraud in the state. There were nearly 3 million ballots cast. La Crosse woman accused of election fraud, La Crosse Tribune Aug. 25, 2017

8/21/2017: Former North Carolina elections worker charged with obstruction of justice
A grand jury indicted a former Durham County elections worker on charges related to the mishandling of provisional ballot results during the March 2016 primary election. Richard Robert Rawling, 59, of Cary, was indicted on charges of obstruction of justice and failure to discharge a duty of his office. Elections board officials discovered the problem during a routine audit of primary results in April 2016.
The issue involved provisional ballots, which are given to voters who experience some sort of administrative issue when they show up at a polling place, such as a glitch in voter registration or trying to cast a ballot in the wrong precinct. Unlike regular ballots, provisional ballots aren't counted at a polling place on Election Day. Rather, they are collected and delivered to the county board of elections to determine whether they should be counted, and those deemed acceptable are then run through tabulators on the canvass day, when all vote totals are certified.
Investigators determined that Rawling ran or ordered subordinates to run provisional ballots through tabulators more than once and made manual changes to the ballot count so the results of the provisional canvass would match the number of approved provisional ballots. That was done to avoid having to report to the Durham County Board of Elections a discrepancy in the number of provisional ballots in the board's possession and the number counted on canvass day, officials said. All told, more than 1,900 provisional ballots were mishandled in one way or another. Former Durham elections worker charged with obstruction of justice, WRAL-TV Aug. 25, 2017

8/21/2017: Virginia: Waverly mayor expresses relief after being cleared of all election fraud charges
Waverly’s mayor is breathing a sigh of relief this week after being cleared of election fraud charges against him. Jurors deliberated for 27 minutes before coming back at 11:02 p.m. Friday to find Mason not guilty of three election fraud charges, said Joe Morrissey, Mason’s attorney.
Those jury verdicts were the final step in dismissing 12 felony election fraud charges against Mason, 70. Joel Branscom, the special prosecutor in the case, made a motion to dismiss one of the charges toward the beginning of Friday’s proceedings, and he instead presented evidence on the 11 other charges. Sussex County Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharrett threw out eight charges, finding there wasn’t enough evidence to support them. The judge’s decision left the three charges that resulted in the jury acquittals.
The 11 charges that were the focus of Friday’s proceedings involved the votes of six residents in a May 2016 election that Mason won in a four-way race to lead the town of 2,000. There are were irregularity regarding absentee ballots for voters claiming to be disable, but were not and missing witness signatures on ballots for those claiming disability.
Branscom said on Saturday that his case was hampered by the fact that the voters, while testifying, didn’t repeat the same stories that they had told Virginia State Police and the prosecutor. Waverly mayor expresses relief after being cleared of all election fraud charges, Richmond Times-Dispatch Aug. 22, 2017

8/2017: UPDATE: Three charged in Bluff City, Tennessee election case arraigned
Three individuals charged with a voter law violation in the May town elections in Bluff City were arraigned in Sessions Court on Monday. Councilman John R. Harrison, Brook Morrell and her aunt Sullivan County Commissioner Sherry Grubb appeared before Judge Klyne Lauderback in Bristol, Tennessee after each were served with a criminal summons last week. The three were the subject of a TBI investigation after a request from Administrator of Elections Jason Booher and District Attorney Barry Staubus following complaints lodged by telephone and in person by concerned citizens about the three individuals being seen in spaces only designated for election workers inside the town's polling place on May 16. UPDATE: Three charged in Bluff City election case arraigned, NBC News 5 WCYB-TV Aug. 2017

8/17/2017: Texas Attorney General opens voter fraud investigation into Robstown election
The Texas Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into allegations of voter fraud in Robstown. This comes after a 6 Investigates report in March showed an election candidate on surveillance video loitering inside the polls and assisting voters at the voting booth. The state investigation began after Nueces County Clerk Kara Sands filed a complaint about possible electioneering and illegal voter assistance during a Dec. 20th runoff election for a seat on the Robstown Utility Board. Voter complaints about the election are what prompted Sands to file a complaint with the Texas Secretary of State, she said. "I would call that loitering and electioneering – absolutely,” said Sands, about a portion of the video that shows Gonzalez mingling with voters waiting in line to vote. Gonzalez helped 19 people vote in the runoff election, according to the county’s voter assistance records. Voter assistance is allowed, but only if certain criteria are met. Texas Attorney General opens voter fraud investigation into Robstown election, KRIS-TV NBC 6 Aug. 17, 2017

8/14/2017: Voter fraud in Arizona: What it looks like, how often it happens and how it is fought
Since that year, state officials have examined hundreds of thousands of cases where someone might have voted twice in an election. After scrutinizing those cases, 30 were sent to the Arizona Attorney General's Office. Twenty resulted in convictions. The path to those convictions started with the work of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, now run by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. The program compares voter-roll data state to state. It has a dual purpose: to clean the voter rolls and identify people who are registered in multiple states (likely because they moved), and to find voter fraud. Crosscheck finds only cases of double voting; other types of voter fraud include false registrations, forgery and perjury.
Here are some details of the 30 referrals received by the Attorney General's Office: [1] Twenty resulted in convictions. [2] Of the others, six cases were turned down, one was dismissed, one conviction was overturned on appeal and two are still active. [3] Eleven convictions were in Maricopa County. [4] The nine others occurred in Pinal, Santa Cruz, Pima, Mohave, La Paz and Graham counties. [5] The average fine for those convicted was a little more than $5,000. Fines ranged from $2,500 to $13,800. [6] Most of those convicted received 100 hours of community service, although in two cases, the defendants were ordered to perform 200 and 300 hours. [7] A few defendants had their records expunged after paying the court and completing their hours. Voter fraud in Arizona: What it looks like, how often it happens and how it is fought, AZ Central Aug. 14, 2017

8/14/2017: Kentucky Man Sentenced on Election Fraud
A Pike County man pleaded guilty in Franklin Circuit Court on Monday to four counts of attempting to intimidate an election officer and one count of attempting to interfere with an election. Keith Justice, 51, of Pikeville, under terms of the plea agreement, was sentenced to 30 days home incarceration, ordered to pay a $500 fine and to surrender his private investigator’s license for a year. The charges are in connection with the May 2016 statewide Primary Election. Officials say Justice then directed the workers to give written and audio recorded statements before collecting a copy of the precinct sheriff’s report, none of which the precinct workers said they would have done had they known he was not a law enforcement officer.
Pike County Man Sentenced On Election Fraud, LEX18 NBC TV Aug. 14, 2017

8/14/2017: Missing ballots spur calls for auditable vote system in Texas
On the second day of early voting in the November election, Jacob Montoya cast a ballot at the Hays County Government Center. He was a San Marcos mayoral candidate and eager to cast his ballot in that race and other local contests. But his vote ultimately went uncounted, one of 1,816 votes stored on a memory card that was misplaced and discovered weeks after Election Day on Nov. 6. The confusion regarding the November election has led many Hays County residents to call for the use of paper ballots, which advocates say could give voters peace of mind that their vote has been accurately recorded. The county for the past few years has discussed whether to purchase new voting equipment, but the 1,816 missing ballots have heightened residents’ calls for new equipment. In June a committee composed of Hays County citizens, elections office officials and others involved in elections in the county recommended the purchase of new equipment from Hart InterCivic, the county’s election equipment vendor. Missing ballots spur calls for auditable vote system, Community Impact Aug. 14, 2017

8/13/2017: Illinois counties say purges fixing ‘excessive voter’ claims
Two counties identified as having more registered voters than citizen voting age population by a watchdog organization say they have rectified the issue. In April, the watchdog group Judicial Watch sent a letter to the Illinois State Board of Elections identifying 24 counties that had more registered voters than voting-age population. Two west-central Illinois counties, Cass and Scott, have nearly or totally corrected the issue, according to officials. Scott County Clerk Sandy Hankins addressed the matter with the board of commissioners in July, noting that the state felt the county was within regulation. However, Hankins took steps to correct any problems by mailing new voter identification cards. “They just wanted us to get it cleaned up and that was a good idea,” she said. Counties say purges fixing ‘excessive voter’ claims, My Journal Courier Aug. 13, 2017

8/12/2017: Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program: This System Catches Vote Fraud and the Wrath of Critics
Crosscheck is a computer system designed to detect fraud by finding matches in voter registration lists shared by dozens of states and thereby detecting suspected double voters. In 2013, nearly 40,000 people, suspected of being double voters, were purged from the voter rolls in Virginia due to the results of Crosscheck. Supporters of the system, however, said it’s effective for cleaning up voter rolls, particularly removing inactive or dead voters. "It’s one more tool in the toolbox and making sure that voter rolls are kept clean," Kansas Rep. Keith Esau, a Republican who has promoted the system, told NBC News. Today, there are 30 states in the program that share tens of millions of pieces of voter data. This System Catches Vote Fraud and the Wrath of Critics, NBC News Aug. 12, 2017

8/11/2017: Massachusetts Town Clerk helps keep voter lists accurate
The Town Clerk of Winchester is participating in a national program, through the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office, known as the Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. The program is designed to identify potential duplicate voters across 25 state jurisdictions in an effort to maintain accurate voting lists. Annually, the Town Clerk mails the census form to each household in town. The census form record keeps the names, dates of birth, occupation, political affiliation, phone number and country of origin for all members of the same household. The Town Clerks asks that residents review the information for its accuracy. She then requests residents sign and return the form to her. The voter list is generated from the census data. It is essential to hear from you, the resident and/or voter, as to your status. Voter lists are made up of two types of voters in Massachusetts: 1) Active Voters and 2) Inactive Voters. To remain active, residents must return their census annually or communicate with the Town Clerk’s Office that they wish to remain an active voter in Winchester. For those voters who don’t respond to the census or for those voters who move out of town the Town Clerk makes them inactive by the last day in May, annually. The status of INACTIVE does not prohibit residents from voting if they still reside in Winchester. It simply means their signature is required to be put back on the active voter rolls. There is a great deal of detail that goes into maintaining and keeping the voter lists accurate. Winchester’s list is only as good as the information provided to the Town Clerk. Town Clerk helps keep voter lists accurate, Daily Times Chronicle Aug. 11, 2017

8/11/2017: Six months later, Michigan AG probe into double voting drags on
A prosecutorial probe is continuing six months after state election officials referred 31 cases of potential double voting to Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office in an effort to root out voter fraud. A statewide audit released in February found that 31 Michiganians appeared to vote twice in the November presidential election — once by absentee ballot and once in person on Election Day. The discoveries led then-state Elections Director Chris Thomas to refer the cases to Attorney General’s office for the first time in at least 36 years. Half a year later, Schuette’s office is still looking into the cases and has no updates on the investigation, said spokeswoman Andrea Bitely. Twenty-nine cases involved voters from Metro Detroit, including 14 from the city. It’s unclear if the cases were simple mistakes or intentional fraud. Six months later, AG probe into double voting drags on, The Detroit News Aug. 11, 2017

8/11/2017: New Jersey: Uncounted ballots found at post office in Mercer County
More than 100 vote-by-mail ballots for the June primary were not delivered to Mercer County election officials in time to be counted, with the county pointing the finger at the Postal Service. The mistake impacted voters of both parties in every town. The problem came to light when the county went, July 6, to pick up its mail at the post office facility on Route 130 in Hamilton. The collection included the 130 ballots that should have been delivered well before then, as the Board of Elections is responsible for counting them. In most cases, the ballots were postmarked May 31 or June 1. A letter was sent to each impacted voter to explain the situation, Palmucci said in calling it an “unfortunate, isolated incident.” MERCER COUNTY: Uncounted ballots found at post office, Central Jersey Aug. 11, 2017

8/10/2017: Former Colorado party chairman pleads not guilty to voter fraud charges, is headed to trial
A former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, who prosecutors say committed voter fraud using his ex-wife’s identity in the 2016 election, has a four-day trial scheduled to start in December in Weld District Court. Steve Curtis, former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, March 3, 2011. In court, Curtis pleaded not guilty to one count of voter fraud and one count of forgery, a Class 5 felony. The Weld District Attorney’s office charged Curtis in February. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison. Curtis served as the chairman of the Colorado Republican Party from 1997-99, and he since has worked as a talk show host on the conservative radio station. Former Colorado GOP chairman pleads not guilty to voter fraud charges, is headed to trial, The Denver Post Aug. 10, 2017

8/10/2017: Texas Elections Chief to AG: Criminal probe into “borrowed” voters needed
The head of the state’s elections is requesting that the Texas Attorney General open a criminal investigation into voting in three municipal utility districts in this county connected to their use of temporary voters. State Director of Elections Keith Ingram’s letter to the director of law enforcement at the Attorney General’s office requests that the AG probe “allegations of criminal activity in connection with the creation…” of three districts, in response to complaints from several individuals in Montgomery County. “The complaints allege that voters were paid to reside in and vote for the creation of three municipal utility districts, as well as to pass bonds in the districts.” To be an elected board member in a municipal utility district, a candidate must be a property owner or resident within the boundaries of the district. Most of the time districts begin as raw land and small parcels of land are apportioned by the developer to predetermined board members in order to make them eligible for election. But the voters are frequently “borrowed” and housed in temporary dwellings arranged by the developer to make them eligible voters. Texas Elections Chief to AG: Criminal probe into “borrowed” voters needed, The Texas Monitor Aug. 10, 2017

8/10/2017: 130,000 postcards sent by W.Va. Secretary of State’s office to help clean up voter rolls
The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office has sent out thousands of postcards in an attempt to clean up the state’s voter registration rolls. Donald Kersey, director of the office’s Election Division, said 130,000 postcards have been sent to registered voters who have been identified as having recently moved without updating their registration information. “They are simply a request for the voter to update their current address,” Kersey said. Voters who receive a postcard are asked to fill it out with their current, correct information and send it back. Return postage on the postcards has been prepaid. The voters who will get postcards were identified by a system called E.R.I.C., or the Electronic Registration Information Center, which analyzes data to detect if a voter has recently moved. E.R.I.C., an independent entity, is used by 19 other states and Washington, D.C., to analyze voter registration data. 130,000 postcards sent by W.Va. Secretary of State’s office to help clean up voter rolls, The Exponent Telegram Aug. 10, 2017

8/8/2017: Justice Dept. sides with Ohio’s purge of inactive voters in case headed to Supreme Court
The Justice Department has reversed its position in a high-profile voting case in Ohio, siding with the state in its effort to purge thousands of people from its rolls for not voting in recent elections. In their brief, government lawyers say they reconsidered the Ohio vote-purging issue after the “change in Administrations,” and they argue that the state’s actions are legal under federal law. The case is headed next to the Supreme Court. Ohio’s procedure allows the state to purge voters who meet certain criteria for being inactive. If a voter has not cast a ballot in two years, the person is sent a notice asking them to confirm their registration. If the voter does not respond and does not cast a ballot over the next four years, the person is removed from the rolls. The Trump administration has signaled in other ways that it intends to back added requirements for voters as part of a crackdown on alleged fraud. Justice Dept. sides with Ohio’s purge of inactive voters in case headed to Supreme Court, The Washington Post Aug. 8, 2017

8/7/2017: Voter fraud allegations roil Montana elections officials
Secretary of State Corey Stapleton's allegations of voter fraud in Montana have widened a rift with elections officers across the state, some of whom want the elections chief to dial back his rhetoric. The fissures began during the legislative session when Stapleton came out against conducting the May 25 special congressional election by mail as requested by elections clerks who were concerned about the cost to open polling places. Stapleton has alleged that voter fraud may be more common than local elections officials acknowledge. In a brief interview with The Associated Press last month, he asserted that more than 360 illegal ballots were cast, though not counted, during the special election. That number is just a minuscule fraction of the 383,000 cast statewide in the election won by U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte. Voter fraud allegations roil Montana elections officials, Independent Record Aug. 7, 2017

8/6/2017: 11 California Counties Might Have More Registered Voters Than Eligible
A conservative watchdog group says the current state of California's voter rolls threatens to undermine the integrity of its 2018 federal elections. Judicial Watch found 11 California counties had more registered voters than citizens of voting age. The group says the number of registered voters was between 102 percent and 144 percent higher than the actual number of people of voting age, depending on the county. It broke down its findings by county like this: “Imperial (102 percent), Lassen (102 percent), Los Angeles (112 percent), Monterey (104 percent), San Diego (138 percent), San Francisco (114 percent), San Mateo (111 percent), Santa Cruz (109 percent), Solano (111 percent), Stanislaus (102 percent), and Yolo (110 percent).” A 2012 Pew Research study found around 2.75 million people were registered to vote in multiple states and more than 1.8 million deceased people were still registered to vote. Oftentimes, people don't realize they need to notify local voting officials when they move or when a loved one dies. 11 California Counties Might Have More Registered Voters Than Eligible, Independent Record Aug. 6, 2017

8/6/2017: Florida voter rolls case has national implications
A federal judge could soon make a national example out of Broward County’s elections office. Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes has been on trial, defending her office against claims it isn’t doing enough to remove ineligible voters from the county’s voter rolls, a practice that could lead to voter fraud. Snipes asserts that she’s making a reasonable effort to keep the lists up to date and is doing everything the law requires. The county’s elections office is one of more than 140 nationwide that have been accused of having more registered voters than eligible voting-age residents. Several organizations have threatened lawsuits if the counties don’t get more aggressive at removing ineligible voters from their lists. The Broward case is the first to go to trial, and it’s seen as a possible precedent for others. “This is a huge job that has so many pieces,” especially when dealing with a roll of 1.1 million voters that is constantly changing, Snipes said. “Sure, you’re going to have mistakes.” Broward voter rolls case has national implications, Sun Sentinel Aug. 6, 2017

8/5/2017: Kansas Woman Deported for Voter Fraud Leaves U.S. in Tears
Margarita Fitzpatrick left Peru in 2001 and legally came to the U.S. to seek a better life in America with her three daughters. She decided to study English and earn a certificate. Eventually, she married and got a green card as she pursued a career in nursing. Her three daughters, born in Peru, became naturalized U.S. citizens. She applied for an Illinois driver's license in 2005, presenting her Peruvian passport and her green card. On one form, she declined to register to vote. But she said a clerk asked her if she wanted to register to vote. When she asked the clerk if she was "supposed to," she said the clerk responded: "It's up to you." "Non-citizens should not be asked this question — period," Fitzpatrick said. On another form, she checked the "yes" box next to the question: "Are you a U.S. citizen?" She said she thought that was the closest thing to her status — "legal permanent resident." Then she voted — in two elections. She claimed she only voted for a local school superintendent candidate, because her daughters were in the schools. It wasn't until she applied to become a citizen in 2007 that she said she learned those votes had been illegal. Grandmother Deported for Voter Fraud Leaves U.S. in Tears, NBC News Aug. 5, 2017

8/4/2017: Mississippi officials are investigating possible voter fraud
The Madison County district attorney is looking into reports of possible voter fraud during the Canton mayor election. The district attorney's office said there were numerous allegations of possible voter fraud and voting irregularities. The complaints are from the primary, runoff and general elections. Officials said there are accusations that people voted who didn't live in the city and that convicted felons were allowed to vote. They say there were also complaints that proper procedure was not being followed for absentee voting. Based on the complaints the DA's office said it's using the grand jury's subpoenas authority to gather information and documents for the investigation. Madison County officials are investigating possible voter fraud, WAPT-TV 16 News Aug. 4, 2017

8/2/2017: About 17,000 inactive voters removed from rolls in Richmond County, Georgia
More than half a million voters were cleared from Georgia’s voting rolls. In Richmond County, about 17,000 people were removed from the voting rolls, according to the executive director of the county’s board of elections, Lynn Bailey. She says that number is about par for the course. She says the board works diligently to keep the voter database updated. She says they monitor obituaries daily, while also receiving reports of deaths from the local and state levels, as well as felony convictions. “Our job is to maintain the integrity of that voters list and to make sure that only eligible voters are on the list, and so that’s just one of the tools that we have in our basket to do that,” she said. Elections officials classify voters as “inactive” when they haven’t communicated with officials in four years. Contact includes voting, changing your address and signing a petition. After four years of silence, officials will send a confirmation notice to the inactive voter. If there’s still no response, the voter will go on an “inactive voter list,” where they will stay for two more November general elections. About 17,000 inactive voters removed from rolls in Richmond County, WJBF-TV News Channel 6 ABC Aug. 2, 2017

8/2/2017: Florida Elections supervisor takes first steps to combat absentee ballot fraud
Palm Beach County’s elections supervisor is changing the way the office handles absentee ballot request forms after allegations of voter fraud dominated last year’s primary election. No longer will incomplete request forms be accepted, and voters who request absentee ballots on behalf of family members will have to provide their driver’s license number, Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher said. The change is meant to prevent the kind of abuses that happened during the 2016 primary, when State Attorney’s Office investigators found 22 people whose signatures were forged on absentee ballot request forms. Bucher also said she is increasing efforts to inform voters that they should not give their ballots to people who show up at their homes.Elections supervisor takes first steps to combat absentee ballot fraud, Palm Beach Post Aug. 2, 2017

8/1/2017: Georgia’s Forsyth County to remove voters with incorrect information from registration
The Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections has started a “purge” of county voters who have certain incorrect information on file, including those with commercial addresses listed as residential locations. On Tuesday morning, the board discussed a list of 46 names that were generated by voter registration staff after repeated attempts to contact the individuals failed, according to Barbara Luth, department supervisor. The 46 names are in addition to 8,650 other Forsyth voters the Georgia Secretary of State office recently removed from the state list for having no activity for at least the last two general elections. “In our office, we do not take deleting voters lightly at all,” Luth said. “There has been much research done by numerous staff members and other county departments, and there have been numerous letters that have been sent to these voters trying to get them to correct their information before it has gotten to this point.” Forsyth County to remove voters with incorrect information from registration, Forsyth County News Aug. 1, 2017

7/31/2017: Florida’s Broward election supervisor makes changes after being sued
Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes may be fighting a federal lawsuit, but she testified Tuesday that it has already pushed her to do more to uncover people who should be removed from the county’s voting rolls. Snipes is in court defending her office against accusations brought by the conservative American Civil Rights Union that the county has thousands of ineligible voters on its lists. Snipes acknowledged the processes her office have been using aren’t perfect and that some non-citizens and felons have voted despite not being eligible — especially right before major elections when groups are actively registering new voters. But Snipes said the precautions her office takes are important to make sure eligible voters aren’t removed from the lists by mistake. Burnadette Norris-Weeks, the election office’s attorney, said the changes Snipes is making are “no admission of guilt.” Instead, it shows that Snipes is open to changes, she said. “Some of them are not eligible to vote and they slip through,” Snipes said. “When it does happen, we try to jump on it right away,” she later added. Broward election supervisor makes changes after being sued, Sun Sentinel July 31, 2017

7/20/2017: Dozens of people voted with false addresses committing voter fraud in North Dakota
Voting in North Dakota is as easy for many as showing a driver’s license and filling out a ballot. However, many in North Dakota don't have correct addresses on their IDs, causing major issues. Your polling place is entirely dependent on your address. If you misrepresent your address on your ID in North Dakota and vote, you're committing voter fraud.
Dozens of people committed voter fraud in this state in the 2016 general election. "It relies on data that you give to the DOT, so that's the central voter file," said Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks. In 2016, at least a dozen people voted using 547 S. 7th Street, Bismarck, as their home address. That's a UPS store. In Fargo, more than a dozen people used addresses of a UPS stores and post offices to vote. In Minot, 109 people claimed the UPS store on South Broadway as their address. Ward County caught the error and turned many away, but at least one got through. This pattern continues throughout the state. Dozens of people voted with false addresses committing voter fraud, NBC5 KFYR-TV July 20, 2017

7/20/2017: Alabama mayor indicted on voter fraud, theft charges
A Houston County grand jury has returned indictments against Gordon Mayor Elbert Melton on three charges of absentee ballot fraud and one charge of second degree theft of property. According to Melton’s arrest warrants, he is accused of willfully and unlawfully falsifying three absentee ballots or verification documents. He is also charged with knowingly obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over $1,700 belonging to the Town of Gordon. All four charges are Class C felonies, punishable by between 1 and 10 years in prison and a fine of no more than $15,000. Gordon mayor indicted on voter fraud, theft charges, Dothan Eagle July 20, 2017

7/12/2017: Iowa Auditor suspects five residents of double voting fraud
Linn County Auditor Joel Miller has identified five instances of suspected double voting in the November 2016 presidential election. Miller on Tuesday said his office became aware of the suspected double voting — when a voter casts two ballots in two separate voting jurisdictions in the same election — while cross-checking annual voting records from Linn County with other states. Those cases have been handed over to the Linn County Attorney’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation for further investigation, Miller said. Linn County voting records were checked against records from about 30 other states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program, which checks whether voters had registered in multiple states, Miller explained. Kevin Hall, spokesman for the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office, said his office received voter information from 27 other states and found 124 cases of a “solid match, individuals suspected of voting in Iowa and another state. In those cases, the name, date of birth and last four numbers of an individual’s Social Security number all matched up, indicating it was possible they voted in two different states, Hall said. Linn County Auditor suspects five residents of double voting fraud, The Gazette July 12, 2017

7/12/2017: Linn County Auditor suspects five residents of double voting fraud
Linn County Auditor Joel Miller has identified five instances of suspected double voting in the November 2016 presidential election. Linn County Auditor suspects five residents of double voting fraud, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids July 12, 2017

7/11/2017: Colorado woman charged with voter fraud, accused of forging dead parents' signatures
A Colorado woman has been charged with six counts of voter fraud for allegedly writing her dead parents’ names on their mail-in ballots multiple times in elections between 2009 and 2013. Sarilu Sosa-Sanchez, 59, was charged in late May in El Paso County with six counts of forgery of a government-issued document, a class 5 felony. If convicted, she would face between 1 and 3 years in prison and fines of between $1,000 and $100,000 for each charge, as they are each class 5 felonies. Colorado woman charged with voter fraud, accused of forging dead parents' signatures, 7ABC Denver KMGH-TV July 11, 2017

7/7/2017: Iowa woman charged with voting twice pleads guilty
An Iowa woman charged with voting twice for Donald Trump last fall has pleaded guilty to election misconduct. Court records show Terri Lynn Rote entered a plea on June 27 to the felony charge and a district court judge in Des Moines accepted the plea. Sentencing is set for Aug. 15. Iowa woman charged with voting twice pleads guilty, KCCI Des Moines July 7, 2017

7/7/2017: Grout Township clerk charged with ballot tampering
A Thursday probable cause hearing was set to be rescheduled for Grout Township Clerk Linda Birgel, who is charged with felonies stemming from ballot tampering. Birgel, 80, has served as the Grout Township Clerk for 12 years. She turned herself in to authorities June 29 and was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond by Gladwin County's 80th District Court Magistrate Karen Moore. Birgel is charged with felony disclosing and obstructing votes and absentee ballot tampering. Grout Township clerk charged with ballot tampering, Midland Daily News July 5, 2017

7/7/2017: Travis County investigates possibility 17 people voted twice in 2016 election
Travis County has referred 17 alleged cases of people voting twice — once during early voting and again on election day — to the county attorney. Travis County investigates possibility 17 people voted twice in 2016 election, KXAN July 5, 2017

7/7/2017: Michigan township clerk charged with ballot tampering
Linda Birgel, 80, has served as the Grout Township Clerk for 12 years. She turned herself in to authorities June 29 and was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond by Gladwin County's 80th District Court Magistrate Karen Moore. Birgel is charged with felony disclosing and obstructing votes and absentee ballot tampering. She is also charged with a misdemeanor of failure to perform duties. The charges stemmed from an August primary incident where Linda Birgel allegedly made new ballots for five voters due to cross voting — voting for two people for the same position. Instead of placing the cross-voting ballots through the machine and waiting for a rejection before redoing the ballots, she reportedly redid the ballots without the machine's rejection. Don Birgel said his wife may have made a mistake, but nothing she did was nefarious. Grout Township clerk charged with ballot tampering, Midland Daily News July 7, 2017

6/30/2017: Former Virginia college student receives voter registration fraud charges
A former JMU student has been charged with voter registration fraud. Andrew Spieles, a 2017 graduate, plans to plead guilty in his June 20 court date to the misdemeanor charge and faces up to one year in prison. In July 2016, Spieles began working for Harrisonburg Votes, tasked with getting as many people registered to vote as possible. Spieles allegedly went outside legal parameters to achieve this measure. On Aug. 15, 2016, irregularities were found in the voter registration forms that had been turned into the registrar’s office, including incorrect social security numbers and dates of birth, people that had moved out of state and deceased individuals all turned in registration forms. On Aug. 24, 2016, Spieles admitted that he was the one that fabricated the registration forms. He said on Aug. 1 he created fake voter information from walk sheets. The sheets provided Spieles with information on the names, ages and addresses of residents among the neighborhoods where he was assigned to register voters. Spieles told authorities he acted alone and no one else will be charged in the case. It was announced on June 27 that Spieles will spend 100 to 120 days in prison. Former JMU student receives voter registration fraud charges, The Breeze June 30, 2017

6/28/2017: Rhode Island Secretary of State advances on clearing old names off voter rolls
[Rhode Island Secretary of State] Nellie Gorbea doesn’t just have security on her mind. She’s looking to save taxpayers money, too. “We print ballots and referendum books, and all kinds of election materials based on the number of voters,” the Rhode Island secretary of state said on Wednesday. At previous elections, voters signed a book to certify that he or she had gotten a ballot. Gorbea wants to get people off those voter lists who don’t belong there. “We’ve removed 66,000 people from our voter list through a legal, appropriate way,” Gorbea said. “These are people that are deceased, or let us know that they have moved out of town.” Gorbea said accurate voter lists improves people’s trust and reduces costs. Secretary of State Gorbea advances on clearing old names off voter rolls, 12 WPRI-TV June 28, 2017

6/27/2017: Wake County, North Carolina agrees to ask for more frequent review of its voter rolls
A legal battle between the Wake elections board and a watchdog group ended earlier this month with each side agreeing that the county has been following federal laws and Wake vowing to seek more frequent review of its voter rolls. Wake’s Board of Elections reached the settlement with the Voter Integrity Project, which sued the board last summer. VIP alleged that Wake failed to maintain updated and accurate voter rolls, a claim the county disputes, and that the county failed to make public information requested by the group. The group requested information from Wake’s board on June 2, 2016, and, after not hearing back, sued the county on July 18, 2016. Wake agreed to provide a list of each “inactive” voter on its rolls to VIP by the end of this year, and every two years until 2023. It also agreed to ask the N.C. Board of Elections about the possibility of comparing its voter data against the National Change of Address system four times a year, rather than two. Wake agrees to ask for more frequent review of its voter rolls, The News & Observer June 27, 2017

6/27/2017: Former Minnesota resident faces felony voting charge
A former Rochester resident has been charged with a felony, accused of voting in Minnesota despite living in Montana. Edgar Harry Johnson, 59, of Florence, Mont., is expected to make his first appearance Aug. 3 in Olmsted County District Court, where he faces one count of ineligible voter knowingly votes. The case began Oct. 31, when Johnson mailed his voter registration to the Olmsted County Election Office. The card listed Johnson's home address as a residence in Marion Township, and contained a Minnesota driver's license number, confirmed to be his. The registration — signed by Johnson — certifies that the signer "maintains a residence at the address listed ... and has resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day," the complaint says. An investigator contacted the resident of the address listed; the woman there said she'd bought the home from Johnson in late 2015, and he hadn't lived there since. The sale was verified by Olmsted County property records. Wake agrees to ask for more frequent review of its voter rolls, The News & Observer June 27, 2017

6/23/2017: Judge invalidates 22 votes, putting results of 2016 Paterson Council election in doubt
A judge’s decision on Friday to disqualify 22 mail-in votes in Paterson’s 2016 2nd Ward City Council election has set the stage for the possibility that the outcome will be nullified. In an election decided by a 20-vote margin, the losing candidate, former councilman Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman, had argued that 44 absentee ballots should be dismissed because of fraud and other problems. Judge invalidates 22 votes, putting results of 2016 Paterson Council election in doubt, June 23, 2017

6/23/2017: Tarrant lawmakers tapped to lead charge against mail-in voter fraud in Texas
Gov. Greg Abbott called on two Tarrant lawmakers to lead the way in cracking down on mail-in ballot fraud in Texas. Abbott recently pointed to state Rep. Craig Goldman, R-Fort Worth, and state Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, as leaders in this issue once the special session starts July 18.
Potential voter fraud on a ballot reported in Missoula, Missoulian June 16, 2017

6/10/2017: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia voter registrations eyed
Two town residents, in an unusual action for a local municipal election, have formally questioned whether several people listed on the county’s voter rolls still qualify to cast ballots as full-time residents in the town’s election on Tuesday, June 13. Town Council candidate Barbara Humes and Pat Morse, both longtime residents of Harpers Ferry, formally but separately asked Jefferson County’s chief election official to verify the eligibility of 20 people on the county’s voter rolls. Voters must have a primary home within the town’s corporate limits to cast valid ballots in the election. “We want to have a fair election,” noted Humes, “and noticing that a small town of fewer than 300 people have a lot of names that should be removed from the list is a good thing to do to help the county clean up the list.” “There’s been a lot of changes in town,” Morse said. “I’ve been here for 30 years — a lot of new faces.” A person whose voting eligibility has been challenged has 30 days to confirm his or her permanent residence status before his or her name is otherwise automatically removed from the voter rolls, Painter said. Harpers Ferry voter registrations eyed , Journal News June 2017

6/9/2017: 12 Indiana Canvassers charged in fake, fraudulent voter registrations
Twelve employees of a Democrat-linked group focused on mobilizing black voters in Indiana are accused of submitting fake or fraudulent voter registration applications ahead of last year’s general election in order to meet quotas, according to charging documents filed Friday. Prosecutors allege that 11 temporary workers employed by the Indiana Voter Registration Project created and submitted an unknown number of falsified applications. According to a probable cause affidavit, a supervisor for those canvassers, Holiday Burke, was also charged, as was the group.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said State Police found no evidence of voter fraud or voter suppression and that the charges against the workers arose from “a very bad, ill-advised business practice” of setting canvassers what appears to be a daily quota. The Indiana Voter Registration Project’s effort to register primarily black voters was overseen by Patriot Majority USA, which has ties to the Democratic Party, including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and former President Bill Clinton. Patriot Majority has denied any wrongdoing. If convicted on all the charges each defendant faces up to 2 ½ years in prison. The Indiana Voter Registration Project faces the same charges as the supervisor. If convicted, the group could face a fine of $10,000. Canvassers charged in fake, fraudulent voter registrations, Associated Press June 9, 2017

6/9/2017: Paterson, New Jersey election fraud case debated and Judge invalidates 22 votes
Lawyers for the opposing candidates in the 2nd Ward election fraud case battled during a court hearing on Friday over the legitimacy of 44 vote-by-mail ballots that were cast in a race decided by a 20-vote margin. After hearing both sides give their views on the legitimacy of the disputed votes, Superior Court judge said he would review his notes before deciding at a later date whether he believes the ballots in question should count.
The lawyers engaged in a lengthy review over the 44 contested ballots, going over them voter by voter, often rehashing testimony and arguments from the trial that began last September. For example, one lawyer asserted that one voter was ineligible because he lived in Maryland. But the opposing attorney, said the voter lived in Paterson’s 2nd Ward and only used a Maryland address for his vehicle registration to save money on insurance. Other instances arose, including repeated instances in which people had testified that they were not aware that vote-by-mail ballots were submitted in their names, including one woman who said she never voted because of her religion. Ultimately, the judge’s decided to disqualify 22 mail-in votes in Paterson’s 2016 2nd Ward City Council election has set the stage for the possibility that the outcome will be nullified--an election decided by just a 20-vote margin. Paterson election fraud case debated but not decided, June 9, 2017

6/7/2017: Tennessee defendant in alleged vote-buying scheme faces new charge
A suspended Monroe County reserve deputy accused of vote-buying in a federal investigation faces a new charge: witness tampering. A federal grand jury in Knoxville returned the count Tuesday against Brian "Wormy" Hodge. He's set for a court hearing July 10 in U.S. District Court in Knoxville and has an Oct. 17 trial date. Hodge and Betty Best were indicted in February in what authorities say was a scheme designed in 2014 to help elect Randy White, a Republican candidate for Monroe County sheriff. The pair recruited potential voters, documents state. Documents show at least seven voters got cash for their votes. Best reached a plea agreement March 27 with the government and is to be sentenced July 19. According to the indictment, Hodge "and others" gave voters rides to their polling place and went with them "into the voting booth." Monroe County defendant in alleged vote-buying scheme faces new charge, NBC 10 WBIR-TV June 7, 2017

6/8/2017: More than 4,000 ‘incidents’ marred California’s November election, according to a watchdog group
Failure to ask for voters’ names at check-in, failure to ensure voter privacy and a lack of supplies are among the problems identified by an elections watchdog group that sent observers to the polls in November. More than 4,300 incidents in 15 California counties were cataloged by the Election Integrity Project in a report on the Nov. 8, 2016, election. The group describes itself as a “non-partisan, citizen volunteer organization whose mission is to advocate for fair and honest elections in California.” Some of the findings: [1] Poll workers did not ask voters for their names and addresses when they checked in, according to the report. This could open the door for voter impersonation, the report found. [2] Voting took place outside of booths at tables with voters talking to each other, compromising the principle of the secret ballot and possibly making voters vulnerable to intimidation, the report read. [3] The number of provisional ballots, issued to voters whose eligibility is in question, was “unprecedented,” according to the report. Unnecessary provisional ballots can undermine election integrity, the project found. [4] Voters who had voted in the same precinct for many years were told their names were no longer on the voter rolls. [5] Observers recorded more than 300 instances of “inappropriate or unlawful behavior” by poll workers, including “rudeness to observers and denial of observer rights to mishandling/jeopardizing ballots, allowing ineligible voters to vote and much more.” More than 4,000 ‘incidents’ marred California’s November election, according to a watchdog group, The Press-Enterprise June 8, 2017

6/2/2017: First Arrest Warrant Issued in West Dallas, Texas Voter Fraud Case
The Dallas County District Attorney's Office issued the first warrant related to the ongoing investigation of potential voter fraud in a recent Dallas City Council race. Allegations of vote tampering dogged the contest between incumbent Monica Alonzo and Dallas County Schools board member Omar Narvaez. Prosecutors charged Miguel Hernandez, 27, with illegal voting, a third-degree felony. Investigators in the case believe Hernandez is responsible for at least one of the tainted ballots turned into to the Dallas County Elections Department. The ballot was signed "Jose Rodriguez," the alias attached to more than 700 ballots sequestered by a Dallas County judge in the days after the May 6 election. If convicted, Hernandez faces between two and 10 years in prison. A Tarrant County judge sentenced Rose Marie Ortega, a woman convicted of illegal voting in Fort Worth, to eight years in prison earlier this year. First Arrest Warrant Issued in West Dallas Voter Fraud Case, The Dallas Observer June 2, 2017

6/1/2017: Mississippi mayor accused of escorting people into town hall, helping them vote
Gloster will elect a mayor Tuesday, June 6. Six people are running for the seat, including the current mayor, Johnson, who is hoping for a fourth term. The 9News Investigators obtained surveillance footage of the Gloster Town Hall. It's dated April 26 at 10:31 a.m. The video shows Mayor Johnson standing next to a woman trying to fill out some paperwork. It looks like the woman asked the town clerk for some information and then the mayor is seen taking the pen and filling out the paperwork. The town clerk then gives the woman what appears to be a ballot. Once again, the mayor takes over. After the mayor finishes, he seals the envelope. Then around 11:08 a.m., still on April 26, the mayor is seen on video escorting another woman into town hall. She too is given a form with the mayor standing right beside her. "I called the town clerk later that afternoon and I said, 'We've had some reports of voter irregularities.' She said, 'I know. The Secretary of State's office has called here. I didn't know the mayor cannot be in the room,'" said Gloster's mayor pro tem and alderwoman, Betty Ravencraft. Mayor accused of escorting people into town hall, helping them vote, 12 KCOY-TV/3 KEYT-TV/11 KKFX-TV June 1, 2017

6/1/2017: Grand Jury finds no evidence of voter fraud in Santa Barbara County, California
A Santa Barbara County Grand Jury report looking into voter registration fraud in the county found what it calls a "flaw" in the system. Neither the State of California nor Santa Barbara County requires any kind of proof of citizenship to register to vote. Even though, registering to vote and turning in a ballot is considered perjury and is punishable as a felony. The state and county depends on the honesty of those who say they are eligible to vote in the United States. It's been half a year since the 2016 presidential election, but there are still people who don't trust the voting system leading the county's Grand Jury to investigate. The Grand Jury found no evidence of voter registration fraud in Santa Barbara County. Grand Jury finds no evidence of voter fraud in Santa Barbara County , 9 CBS WAFB-TV June 2017

5/30/2017: Daytona Beach, Florida woman investigated for voter fraud, prosecutors say
State prosecutors believe a Daytona Beach woman registered to vote using a bogus name, so she could vote twice in last year's elections. Investigators told Channel 9’s Jeff Deal they believe Alba Fernandez used fake names in the presidential primary, the rest of the primaries and the general election. Fernandez denied facing election fraud when reached by telephone. The 74-year-old is accused of using the alias Bunny Kohn and "fraudulently applied for and obtained" a Florida voter registration in that name. Fernandez is accused on three different dates last year March 7, Aug. 1 and Oct. 10 -- of casting absentee ballots, then voting on the same dates using her real name, prosecutors said. The Volusia County Elections supervisor told Eyewitness News that the state attorney's office got a tip about the possible fraud and was told to pull the voting records to investigate. Fernandez first registered to vote under the name Kohn in 2000, but Eyewitness News doesn’t know if she attempted to vote under the name until last year. Prosecutors haven't said why she may have done it, but records showed she did confess. Daytona Beach woman investigated for voter fraud, prosecutors say, 9ABC WFTV-TV May 30, 2017

5/24/2017: Investigation under way in alleged fraud in Mississippi
Allegations of voter fraud are being investigated by the District Attorney’s office after the Philadelphia Election Commission said they found applications where two county residents registered to vote in the city. “We know of two cases and we suspect several more,” the election commissioner said of the alleged fraud. He said voter fraud is a serious crime, punishable by up to five years in prison if found guilty. “I promise you, it’s not going away,” the election commissioner said of the alleged fraud. “I will go all the way to the Attorney General’s office. I don’t like this kind of stuff. I want to see that the election is fair.” Investigation under way in alleged fraud, The Neshoba Democrat May 24, 2017

5/24/2017: California Progressives Allege Voter Fraud in Democratic Party Election, Demand Voter ID
One of the most controversial moments of the tumultuous California Democratic Party meeting was the narrow election of an establishment Democrat to chair the state party, beating a Bernie-style left-winger. The defeated candidate's supporters were furious, insisting that the outcome was highly suspicious, if not outright fraudulent. The candidate lost the internal election by a narrow margin of 62 votes out of 3,000 cast. Her loss immediately set off protests from hundreds of her backers, many of whom charged that there were irregularities that included allowing voters to cast proxy ballots without proper ID. Republicans have already seized on the protests. State party Chairman Jim Brulte said the issue underscores “the complete hypocrisy of the Democrats when it comes to election integrity...Democrats think voter identification laws are important for their party elections, but don’t think they are good enough for the California voters….” Tee Hee: California Progressives Allege Voter Fraud in Democratic Party Election, Demand Voter ID, TownHall May 24, 2017

5/24/2017: Los Angeles Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast from Grave Year After Year
A comparison of records by an investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9 has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County. “He took a lot of time choosing his candidates,” said Annette Givans of her father, John Cenkner. Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003. Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. But he’s not the only one. CBS2 compared millions of voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social Security Administration and found hundreds of so-called dead voters. Specifically, 265 in Southern California and a vast majority of them, 215, in Los Angeles County alone. The numbers come from state records that show votes were cast in that person’s name after they died. In some cases, Goldstein discovered that they voted year after year. It remains unclear how the dead voters voted but 86 were registered Republicans, 146 were Democrats, including Cenkner. CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast From Grave Year After Year, CBS2 KCAL9-TV May 24, 2017

5/22/2017: Two poll workers plead guilty to illegal voting in Texas
Two people who worked as election clerks during the May 2016 primary runoff have pleaded guilty to unlawfully casting a ballot for another person, Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart announced Monday. Jeanene Johnson, 63, and Latunia Thomas, 46, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of "unlawful deposit of ballot" earlier this month. They served one day in jail, and were released, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office. With Johnson's help, Thomas cast a ballot for her daughter at a Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services building during early voting for the May 24, 2016, primary runoff, according to Dane Schiller, a spokesman for the district attorney's office. He said Thomas' daughter was not present at the polling location.
Both defendants were charged with a felony, but pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge. The two were investigated after other clerks noticed the pair casting the ballot. The District Attorney’s Office said obtaining convictions on such crimes is rare. He said this month's convictions were the most significant finding and prosecution of voter fraud in the last decade-and-a-half. Two poll workers plead guilty to illegal voting, Houston Chronicle May 22, 2017

5/21/2017: Weak Texas state law makes voter fraud possible, local leaders argue
Punishment for voter fraud in Texas is not as strong as it could be to prevent people from trying to steal elections, said a local election law attorney. “Well, it’s incredibly hard [to prosecute],” said attorney Wade Emmert. “There’s simply not enough resources dedicated by local and statewide authorities to investigation and prosecution. The other problem is even if they are successful, the penalties for these crimes are relatively low. The top crime for ballot harvesting of 20 ballots or more is between 180 days and two years in prison and a fine. The penalties just aren’t that great.”
The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office is investigating allegations of voter fraud with mail-in ballots during the May 6 elections. In some districts, there were abnormally high numbers of mail-in ballots submitted. Some voters complained they received mail-in ballots without ever requesting them. “Well, your story was very insightful but quite frankly it’s nothing new. Voter fraud, especially ballot harvesting has been happening for decades and even in Dallas County. What is unique and shocking is how readily he admitted to participating in that process,” said Emmert. Weak state law makes voter fraud possible, local leaders argue, 8ABC WFAA-TV May 21, 2017

5/20/17: Ohio Secretary of State Husted: 22 face prosecution for double voting
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said that 22 people have been referred for prosecution for voting both in Ohio and in another state in 2016. The 22 cases emerged from a statewide total of 153 voter irregularities reported to the secretary of state by the counties. “We reviewed every reported case of voter suppression and voter fraud and are sharing those facts to inform the discussion on election integrity," Mr. Husted said. 22 face prosecution for double voting, The Toledo Blade May 20, 2017

5/18/2017: Former Florida mayor, aides testify in voter fraud trial
Former Eatonville Mayor took the stand Thursday to defend himself as the judge in the case dismissed several of the felony election fraud charges against him and two former campaign aides. The judge tossed out the charges for lack of evidence, but still had just three felony charges and two misdemeanors remaining.  Much of the testimony revolved around the absentee ballot and the claiming a false address. Former Eatonville mayor, aides testify in voter fraud trial, Orlando Sentinel May 18, 2017

5/17/2017: District of Columbia voter registration database to get $3 million overhaul
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is planning to spend $3 million to overhaul the city's voter registration database after a recent audit found that it's riddled with errors. Under the plan, Washington will develop a new centralized citywide voter registration and an election-management database. Among errors to be corrected are names of deceased residents and thousands of voters whose births erroneously date back to the 1800s. The overhaul is planned to be completed by next June's primary election. DC Voter Registration Database to Get $3M Overhaul, U.S. News & World Report May 17, 2017

5/17/2017: Illegal voting in Virginia? Yes.
For years, Republicans have loudly proclaimed that voter fraud is widespread in U.S. elections – and just as adamantly, Democrats have insisted that such allegations are nonsense. Using the Freedom of Information Act, voter registration records and voter history data, Capital News Service found that: [1] About 240 people who weren’t citizens had been registered to vote in 10 localities, mostly in Northern Virginia and the Richmond area. [2] At least, 28 of these noncitizens actually voted in an election before they were removed from the voter registration rolls. [3] They cast a total of more than 100 ballots. Indeed, half of the noncitizens who voted in a party primary voted in a Republican primary. However, the records seem to contradict Democrats’ assertion that voter fraud is nonexistent. Illegal voting in Virginia? Yes. Massive? Doubtful., InsideNoVA May 17, 2017

5/16/2017: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin woman sentenced for voter fraud
A woman from Cleveland, Wis., was sentenced to 80 hours of community service for voter fraud. Jessica Steinke voted in the 2016 election despite being a convicted felon, who was convicted of bail jumping in 2014. Prosecutors say she lied and gave false information on her registration. She pleaded no contest, according to online court records. In addition to community service, she'll have to submit a DNA sample and attend counseling deemed appropriate by the Department of Corrections. Manitowoc County woman sentenced for voter fraud, ABC 2 WBAY-TV May 16, 2017

5/16/2017: Six Florida counties warned by Judicial Watch over voter registration rolls
Six counties in Florida have been issued with notices of intent to sue over their voter registration rolls. The move by Judicial Watch comes after an investigation revealed there were more names on the registration lists than actual citizens of voting age in the six counties-- Clay, Flagler, Okaloosa, Osceola, Santa Rosa and St. Johns Cos.. Florida is among 11 states targeted by the group, which identified counties in the country with the "worst" voter registration rolls. Judicial Watch did a study of the whole country and found 10 percent of the approximately 3000 had more registered than there were voting age citizens. Six Florida counties warned by Judicial Watch over voter registration rolls, Florida Business Daily May 16, 2017

5/11/2017: Virginia election officials say hundreds of noncitizens were registered to vote; thousands of convicted felons and deceased persons were removed from the rolls
Virginia elections officials say while doing routine clean-up of the voter rolls, hundreds of noncitizens were at one point registered to vote. At a state elections board meeting in Richmond this week, the commissioner reported that somehow almost 700 noncitizens were on the list. The correction was made because these people self-reported as being noncitizens at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Officials also shared that this year more than 22,000 dead people and 2,000 convicted felons were taken off the list. Election Officials Say Hundreds of Noncitizens Were Registered to Vote, WVIR-TV NBC29 May 11, 2017

5/11/2017: At least 125 Rhode Island voters claim police stations, shops as their home address
A half-dozen past and present Providence police officers may have committed a felony by registering to vote from the police station’s address. Providence Police Commissioner says the officers with whom he spoke — including one who actually lives and votes in Massachusetts — told him they have “no idea” how they landed on the capital city’s voter rolls at that address. But “it happened and I need to get to the bottom of why it happened, so we can correct it. And obviously, if there is a violation, then we will look at whether it is prosecutable,” he said. These misplaced — and potentially illegitimate — Rhode Island “voters” are not alone. There are also at least 125 people on voter rolls across Rhode Island who claim they live in a UPS store, a U.S. post office, a gas station on Hartford Avenue in Johnston, a cell phone store in a Newport strip mall, and scores of other commercial buildings and vacant lots and the Board of Elections is unsure how many have actually voted. At least 125 R.I. voters claim police stations, shops as their home address, Providence Journal May 11, 2017

5/8/2017: Criminal investigation opens into West Dallas voter fraud after 'off the charts' allegations
The Dallas County district attorney's office has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of voter fraud in the recent May elections, affecting at least two Dallas City Council races. The investigation was opened after an "off the charts" number of allegations, especially in West Dallas, where there have long been "persistent rumors" of voter fraud with mail-in ballots." Apparently, someone was requesting possibly hundreds of absentee ballots for voters without their consent. A judge sequestered at least 670 mail-in ballots in races for Districts 2 and 6 before votes were counted. At least 40 of the suspicious mail-in ballots were thrown out. Officials do not know for which candidates the mail-in ballots had been cast until a judge's order allows them to be opened. Criminal investigation opens into West Dallas voter fraud after 'off the charts' allegations, Dallas News, May 8, 2017

5/7/2017: Criminals who Appear to be Voters in the City of Philadelphia
In the City of Brotherly Love, you can retain your voter registration no matter what crime you commit. That’s because election officials refuse to take convicted felons off the voter rolls even if they’re still serving time in jail. Several high profile convicted felony are still on Philadelphia voter rolls. Although city officials maintain that Pennsylvania law limits felons’ voting rights based on their incarcerated status, a city attorney admitted that if someone were to “put a polling place in the prison,” felons on the rolls would be permitted to vote. They just can’t vote by absentee ballot. The issue arose last year when an American Civil Rights Union lawsuit forced the city to open its records, revealing thousands of noncitizens and convicted felons registered to vote. Since then, the city has refused to police the rolls. And so it goes in a city where in 2012, some 59 voting divisions recorded not a single vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and where election officials see no problem with keeping ineligible voters on the rolls. Philadelphia Allows Those In Jail to Vote The Washington Times, May 7, 2017

5/7/2017: Allegations of Voter Fraud Delay Results in Dallas City Council Race
What has stopped this local race in its tracks are concerns over potential voter fraud. Hundreds of District 6 ballots were being held Saturday night so they can be verified. Over the past couple of weeks, elderly voters claimed that someone allegedly forged their signatures on mail-in ballot applications. Dallas County elections officials are reviewing the ballots in question. It may take several days before all the ballots are verified. Allegations of Voter Fraud Delay Results in Dallas City Council District 6 Race KERA News, May 7, 2017

5/4/2017: New York State man accused of voting twice in 2016 election
A Saratoga County man has been arrested, accused of voter fraud. Deputies from Saratoga County say a 76-year-old man voted twice in the 2016 general election. Investigators say he filed an absentee ballot in Pasco County, Florida in October of 2016, then voted again on November 8th in the Town of Milton. He's facing a felony charge of illegal voting. Ballston Spa man accused of voting twice in 2016 election, CBS 6 Albany WRGB-TV May 4, 2017

5/3/2017: New York State activist sentenced to probation for voter fraud A local political activist who admitted to voter fraud has been sentenced to three years probation. The man avoided jail time at his sentencing. He voted on Grand Island back in the 2015 primary -- despite living in Niagara Falls. He was charged with a felony before taking this plea deal--that knocked it down to a misdemeanor. Activist sentenced to probation for voter fraud, NBC 2 WGRZ-TV May 3, 2017

4/26/2017: Two North Carolina men convicted of voter fraud
Two Moore County voters were convicted of fraud for votes cast in the 2016 presidential election. According to the Moore County District Attorney's Office, both men voted although they were ineligible to vote. Both were convicted felons and, by law, anyone convicted of a felony forfeits their right to vote. Moore County men convicted of voter fraud WRAL, April 26, 2017

5/3/2017: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announces ninth voter fraud conviction
This time it is the case of a man who voted in both Kansas and Texas. The most recent voter fraud conviction is the ninth Secretary Kobach has obtained since he was given the power to prosecute voter fraud, according to a release from his office. “This conviction demonstrates once again how prevalent the crime of double voting is,” Secretary Kobach said in a statement. “In Kansas, we are making it clear that people who willfully vote twice will be prosecuted.” The offender pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of voting without being qualified and will have to pay a $1,000 fine and court costs. Kris Kobach announces ninth voter fraud conviction, The Kansas City Star May 3, 2017

4/28/2017: Police investigating allegations of absentee ballot fraud in Florida
Miami-Dade police and prosecutors are investigating a candidate for the Sweetwater commission in a case linked to allegations of possessing absentee ballots that belong to other people. Police from the public corruptions unit detained the candidate in Sweetwater and found several absentee ballots in his car. He was not arrested but is under investigation. It’s illegal for anyone to have two or more absentee ballots that do not belong to them or to close relatives. Sweetwater has a long history of absentee vote irregularities, and allegations usually fly during campaign periods. Miami-Dade County has seen several vote fraud cases in recent years. A temporary employee of the Elections Department was arrested in October for manipulating votes in the mayoral race, and another woman was arrested for illegally filling in voter registration forms. Police investigating allegations of absentee ballot fraud in Sweetwater, Miami Herald Apr 28, 2017

4/28/2017: Wisconsin AG contradicts self, says voter fraud probe is open
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said this week an investigation into voter fraud remained open, contradicting comments he made hours earlier that the probe had been closed. At issue is a series of videos released leading up to last year's presidential election that allegedly exposes a voter fraud scheme and other crimes. At the time, Schimel's office released a statement saying the video showed “apparent violations of the law." Schimel also noted that video director, James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, claims to have more than 100 hours of footage of liberal organizer Robert Creamer of Democracy Partners. "We're going to be interested in that [any violations of law]," Schimel stated, though it is unclear how much of the footage might have been shot in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel contradicts self, says voter fraud probe is open, Journal Sentinel Online, April 28, 2017

4/26/2017: North Carolina D.A.'s Office Declines to Prosecute Case Involving Alleged Voter Fraud
The District Attorney’s Office has declined to prosecute a 67-year-old Catawba County woman in an alleged voter fraud case. The woman’s mother was 89 years old. The mother had intended to vote in last year’s presidential election by absentee ballot, but had not completed the ballot when she suffered a massive stroke and died in October of 2016. Prior to the woman’s death, she had instructed her daughter to use her Power of Attorney to cast her vote in accordance with the wishes of the deceased. Claiming that this was the deceased woman’s last request. According to the D.A.’s statement, the suspect lacked any fraudulent intent, and, when contacted by the North Carolina State Board of Elections investigator, the suspect was honest and cooperative. Macon County woman arrested on voter fraud chargesHerald & Review, April 26, 2017

4/21/2017: 508 ineligible voters cast ballots in 2016, according to North Carolina elections agency report
An investigation by the N.C. Board of Elections has found that 508 voters who cast ballots last November weren’t eligible to vote – and the vast majority of them were felons serving active sentences. The State Board of Elections released the audit report Friday in response to public records requests and a request from members of Congress. The report says that 441 voters appear to have been serving active felony sentences on Election Day – many of them on probation. Convicted felons can vote in North Carolina only after completing their sentences, including any probation and parole. In addition, the investigation found 41 non-citizens who cast ballots, 24 voters who voted twice and two people who falsely voted using the name of a family member who had recently died. 2 women to face voter fraud charges The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction, Colorado, Apr 7, 2017

4/6/2017: Felons, Non-Residents and Even Dead People Voted in Florida Election
As many as 42 felons, non-residents, ineligible voters, and even dead people cast illegal ballots in a Putnam County sheriff’s race last fall that was decided by just 16 votes. At a trial next week, Circuit Judge will decide if the number of purportedly invalid ballots was sufficient to undermine the legitimacy of the county sheriff’s race. The trial marks the final chapter of a saga that began Nov. 8, when the race was too close to call and triggered an automatic recount. The certified results showed Kinney, a Republican, ahead with 48.5 percent of the vote compared to 48.45 percent for DeLoach, a Democrat—a difference of just 16 votes out of 31,722 ballots cast. As part of the pretrial agreement, attorneys agreed not to challenge the election outcome based on the purported misconduct, instead relying on whether the suspect ballots they have identified were enough to make a difference. Trial will be held in mid-April. Court filings: Felons, non-residents and even dead people voted in Putnam County election The Florida Times-Union of Jacksonville, Apr 6, 2017

4/5/2017: North Carolina Election Worker Charged with Altering Records to Allow Felons to Vote
A former temporary elections worker in Granville County, North Carolina was arrested this week and charged with illegally accessing voter registration records and restoring voting privileges to 250 ineligible felons. She is facing multiple counts of fraudulently altering voter registrations, which is a felony charge. According to a Sheriff’s Department report, the county’s Board of Elections discovered the fraudulent activity last June and contacted law enforcement. The report says she accessed the county’s voter registration database and restored—or tried to restore—active voting status to 250 convicted felons who had been removed from voter rolls while they served their sentence. She was released on a $14,000 bond and her next court appearance is set for April 17. The state Republican Party late Wednesday said the charges showed that protections against voter fraud are needed. “Incidents like these prove that attempts to encourage illegal voting, violate the law, and manipulate our voting process do exist and must be countered,” party chairman Robin Hayes said in a statement. Granville County election worker charged with altering records to allow felons to vote The News & Observer, Apr 5, 2017

3/29/2017: Missouri Man Indicted for Vote Fraud Among a Whole Litany of Federal Charges
A federal grand jury sitting in St. Louis, Missouri, returned a superseding indictment today charging a St. Louis resident for his role in a sophisticated stolen identity refund fraud scheme and other federal offenses. They charged a Nigerian citizen residing in St. Louis, with mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, voter fraud, illegal reentry and being a felon in possession of a firearm. In 2012, he allegedly registered to vote in federal, state and local elections by falsely claiming that he was a U.S. citizen and is alleged to have voted in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. On the day of his arrest in February, he is alleged to have been illegally in possession of a firearm. If convicted, Williams faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for each count of mail fraud, a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison for the aggravated identity theft, a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the illegal reentry, a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison for each of the voter fraud counts, and a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the felon in possession of a firearm. The defendant also faces a period of supervised release, restitution, forfeiture and monetary penalties. Missouri Man Indicted for $12 Million Tax Refund Fraud, Voter Fraud, Illegal Reentry and Felon in Possession of Firearm Department of Justice: Office of Public Affairs, Mar 29, 2017

3/29/2017: Pennsylvania Attorney General Joins Investigation into Philadelphia Special Election Fraud Complaints
The Pennsylvania Attorney General is joining an investigation of last week’s special election for a North Philadelphia state house seat. The results are also being challenged in court. The ballot featured just one name– a Republican, though the district is 85 percent Democrat. Democrat Emilio Vazquez ran a write in campaign, as did Cheri Honkala of the Green Party. Honkala and Republicans complained throughout the day about Democratic election officials violating electioneering and voter assistance laws. The District Attorney’s Office agreed it warranted a formal investigation and, at the behest of Republican house leaders, Democrat Attorney General is joining them. Vazquez’s attorney says with Vazquez getting 75 percent of the vote, he should be declared the winner. Pa. Attorney General Joins Investigation Into Special Election Fraud Complaints CBS Philly News, Mar 29, 2017

3/28/2017: Tennessee Alderman Charged with Vote Fraud and Lying About Residence During Election
An alderman for the city of Moscow, Tennessee has been indicted on charges of lying about where he lives for voting and election purposes. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation he owns property in Moscow but actually lives in Whiteville in Hardeman County. The TBI said he used his Moscow address on election records when he was running for alderman. He is also registered to vote in Moscow and has voted there for several elections. The Fayette County grand jury indicted him Monday on one count of false entry on official registration or election document, one count of perjury and false statement on official election documents and five counts of voter fraud. Jones turned himself in Tuesday. He was booked into Fayette County Jail with a $10,000 bond. Fayette County alderman charged with voter fraud, lying about residence during election News Channel 3 WREG Memphis, Mar 28, 2017

3/28/2017: Hundreds Could Be Investigated in New Hampshire for Vote Fraud During 2016 Election
New numbers from New Hampshire’s Secretary of State’s office indicate that 458 people who voted here on Election Day may have possibility committed voter fraud. It’s been nearly five months since November’s presidential election, but in New Hampshire arguments are still on-going over the president’s claims of illegal voting in the Granite State. The 458 people in those latest numbers from the Secretary of State’s office, which was provided to NH1 News could potentially have made an impact on close contests here, such as the battle between incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic challenger Gov. Maggie Hassan. Ayotte lost re-election by just over 1,000 votes. President Trump lost the fight for the Granite State’s four electoral votes by just under 3,000 votes to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, out of more than 700,000 cast. Figures released earlier this year from the Secretary of State’s office indicate that nearly 6,000 first-time New Hampshire voters in the November election used an out-of-state identification, with many of those people casting ballots in towns in and around colleges and universities. All legal under state law, but adding fuel to arguments by New Hampshire Republicans who are advocating for changes to the state’s election laws. Hundreds could be investigated in NH for voter fraud during 2016 election NH1 News, Mar 28, 2017

3/22/2017: Ex-Colorado Party Chair Charged with Voter Fraud
The former chairman of Colorado's Republican Party was charged with forgery and voter fraud for allegedly forging his wife's mail-in ballot for the 2016 election, a local affiliate reported. Steven Curtis, who was the chairman of the state party from 1997 to 1999, was charged on Feb. 1 with one count of forgery of a public record, a fifth-degree felony, and an elections mail-in ballot offense, which is a misdemeanor. Curtis is accused of filling out his wife's ballot and forging her signature. Ex-Colorado GOP head charged with voter fraud The Hill, Mar 22, 2017

3/21/2017: Texas Man Indicted for Voter Fraud
An Erath County grand jury has indicted 17 individuals including Dublin resident Jason Preston Gross, 37, on the second degree felony of voter fraud stemming from the November 2016 election, when he allegedly voted twice. “I am really impressed that (county clerk) Gwinda Jones and her team caught this,” said District Attorney Alan Nash. “Mr. Gross was interviewed by police and openly admitted that he wanted to support his presidential candidate.” Gross’ second ballot was not counted in the official election results. The Texas Election Code (64.012) on illegal voting states, “A person commits an offense if the person knowingly votes or attempts to vote more than once in an election. An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree unless the person is convicted of an attempt.” A second degree felony is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or less than two years. “It is important for the integrity of our elections that people who attempt to undermine our voting procedures be vigorously investigated and prosecuted,” Nash wrote in a statement. “It is testimony to the diligence of our election authorities and our county clerk’s voting systems that this violation was caught immediately and confirmed through security systems in place.” Kobach Gets Plea Bargain In Seventh Voter Fraud Case Stephenville Empire-Tribune, Mar 21, 2017

3/19/2017: Maryland county’s count suggests noncitizens voting across U.S.
The debate over noncitizens voting was a hot topic a few years ago in Frederick County, a prosperous Maryland suburb. Conservative activists went to court to show that noncitizens were registering fraudulently to vote. A court employee met their request by turning over pages of residents’ names disqualified from jury duty because of alien status. When those lists were compared with voting records for just three years — 2007, 2008 and 2011 — nearly 180 noncitizens were found to have registered to vote. Of those, 63 had voted, some in multiple elections. The 180 registered votes came from 1,400 disqualified noncitizens in those three years, a rate of 12.8 percent. Census data matched to raw survey statistics indicate that as many as 2 million noncitizens could be registered to vote in the U.S. Liberals dismiss such surveys. A group of political scientists declared that “zero” noncitizens vote in U.S. elections. Washington’s liberal news media used their analysis to pronounce studies showing otherwise as being “debunked.” But the Frederick County court case deals with real people, not polls, and it shows aliens do indeed vote. And Frederick is not alone. Maryland county’s count suggests noncitizens voting across U.S. The Washington Times, Mar 19, 2017

3/15/2017: Virginia Mayor Indicted on Series of Felony Election Fraud Charges
A Sussex grand jury has indicted the mayor of one of its oldest towns, alleging Walter Mason committed election fraud in 2016. According to court records, Mason was indicted on 12 counts of felony election fraud by the grand jury Tuesday in Sussex County Circuit Court, with the jury issuing a true bill on all charges facing the mayor and longtime resident. The indictments allege on four different occasions between February and April of 2016, Mason “unlawfully and feloniously, willfully make a false statement or entry on an absentee ballot application.” In addition, court documents further allege that Mason “unlawfully and feloniously aid or abet or attempt to aid or abet” a total of seven different people “in a violation of absentee voting procedures.” In 2016, Mason won the mayor’s race in the town, carrying nearly 43 percent of the vote during the May elections, defeating three challengers. Providing false statements on an absentee ballot application is considered a Class 4 felony, which carries a term behind bars of between two and ten years and a fine of up to $100,000 while violating absentee voting procedures are deemed a Class 5 felony, with prison time of between one and ten years, “or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.” Waverly mayor indicted on series of felony election fraud charges The Sussex-Surry Dispatch, Mar 15, 2017

3/14/2017: Alabama Mayor Arrested on Vote Fraud Charges in Narrowly Won Election
A small town Alabama mayor was arrested Tuesday night on voter fraud charges. Elbert Melton was arrested and charged with three counts of absentee voter fraud. Absentee voter fraud is a class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Melton was elected mayor of Gordon last August, defeating Priscilla Wilson 99 votes to 83 votes. Melton’s case isn’t unique in Houston County. Four of Dothan City Commissioner Amos Newsome’s campaign workers were found guilty of voter fraud related to a 2013 election in which Newsome edged a challenger by just 14 votes. Newsome’s challenger led him in votes cast at the polls, but Newsome’s 119-5 edge in absentee votes gave him the victory. Gordon is located in eastern Houston County and has a population of about 332, according to the 2010 census. Gordon mayor Elbert Melton arrested on voter fraud charges Dothan Eagle, Mar 14, 2017

3/11/2017: Valid Voter Fraud Complaints in California are in the Dozens
The Secretary of State’s Office received 948 election-related complaints in 2016, according to its response to a CALmatters’ Public Records Act request. The office determined that more than half (525) did not merit criminal investigation. Of the remaining complaints, 140 are still being screened, 194 were noncriminal problems referred to local officials, and 89 triggered investigations by the Secretary of State’s Office. The office did not provide details on the 194 cases it sent to local authorities. But of the 89 investigations the Secretary of State’s Office opened in 2016: 56 are allegations of double voting, 16 are allegations of fraudulent voter registration and one is an alleged case of fraudulent voting. The rest allege wrongdoing by candidates, petition circulators and others who work in the elections arena – not by voters themselves. Valid voter fraud complaints in California are in the dozens, not the millions The Mercury News, Mar 11, 2017

3/11/2017: Troublesome Ballots off to North Carolina Prosecutor
Carteret County elections officials say the state has identified another ineligible ballot cast here during the November presidential election by a convicted felon. x Staff at the polls apparently were not able to identify him as a felon and allowed him to vote, though state voting records show his voter registration has since been pulled. Carteret County has challenged at least three other ballots from November’s election – another cast by a felon, one cast by the wife of a deceased voter on his behalf and one unmarked ballot that was erroneously fed through a machine. Local election boards and the state have operated under increasing levels of scrutiny this fall as GOP operatives and party officials blamed voter fraud for a tight gubernatorial race. Troublesome ballots off to NC prosecutor Carteret County News Times, Mar 11, 2017

3/9/2017: Plea Bargain in Seventh Voter Fraud Case in Kansas
A western Kansas man accused of voting in two states has agreed to a plea bargain, saying he “simply made a mistake.” The 65-year-old man, who owns property in Kansas and Colorado, will plead guilty to three misdemeanor counts of voting without being qualified and two misdemeanor counts of false swearing to an affidavit and pay a $6,000 fine. The man thought he was able to vote on local issues in both states as a property owner. In return for the plea, the DA’s office will drop three felony charges of election perjury and one misdemeanor count of an unlawful advanced voting. This is the seventh voter fraud case Secretary of State Kris Kobach has won since he was granted prosecutorial powers from the Kansas Legislature in 2015. Kobach Gets Plea Bargain In Seventh Voter Fraud Case KCUR 89.9 FM, Mar 9, 2017

2/9/2017: Michigan elections chief urges recount reform after finding significant discrepancies and at least 31 cases of double voting
The Michigan Bureau of Elections audited 136 of the city’s most irregular precincts — “the worst of the worst,” it said—after a Wayne County canvass revealed “significant discrepancies” in the number of voters and ballots in 392 Detroit precincts. Michigan Secretary of State previously mentioned a plan to expand routine, post-election audits because of voting irregularities in Detroit and elsewhere in the state. The Michigan Bureau of Elections Director told a legislative panel that an internal plan for the audit expansion is already underway. This marks the first time that the Bureau of Elections has ever referred particular cases of double voting—once in person and once on an absentee ballot—to the Michigan Attorney General’s office for investigation. A statewide investigation found that 31 Michigan residents had voted twice—with 14 from Detroit and 15 from Detroit’s suburbs. Elections officials will be referring such cases to the office “on an ongoing basis” from now on. Michigan elections chief urges recount reform The Detroit News, Feb 9, 2017 Voter Fraud News Since January 25th

3/8/2017: Colorado woman convicted of voter fraud in 2016 primary election
A Colorado woman was convicted of voter fraud in El Paso County court. She pleaded guilty to voting twice in the 2016 Primary Election. She attempted to cast a vote for a man, who died in 2012, according to the spokesperson of El Paso County. The penalty for this crime includes probation, community service, a fine, and other court fees. The Clerk's Office stated that they have turned in 2,031 ballots to the District Attorney's Office for investigation. Colorado woman convicted of voter fraud in 2016 primary election News Channel 13 ABC KRDO, Mar 8, 2017

3/7/2017: Texas Postal Worker Pleads Guilty in Vote Fraud Case
A former mailman is admitting to selling lists of mail-in voters to political operatives in western Hidalgo County. He pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge. He acknowledged an instance in which he took $1000 from a politiquera to hand over the names and addresses of people on his postal route who received mail-in ballots. He was indicted in December after a more than 2-year investigation into suspected vote fraud in local elections in 2014. Key to the indictment was hidden camera footage showing him, on duty and in his postal uniform, negotiating an exchange of money for mail-in voter lists. He faces a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he’s sentenced in May. Local Postal Worker Pleads Guilty In Vote Fraud Case News Channel 13 ABC KRDO, Mar 8, 2017

3/6/2017: Ohio woman sentenced for voter fraud in Columbiana County
An East Liverpool woman who worked to register voters through the Ohio Organizing Collaborative was sentenced to 180 days in jail for voter fraud. She registered voters in Columbiana County between September and October of 2015 when the crimes occurred. The local Board of Elections first discovered the false records after finding that several newly-registered voters were deceased. She pleaded guilty in January to 13 counts of making a false registration and one count of election falsification — all fifth-degree felonies. East Liverpool woman sentenced for voter fraud in Columbiana County WKBN First News 27, Mar 6, 2017

3/3/2017: Rhode Island police investigating eight cases of illegal voting
The police are investigating eight criminal cases of illegal voting. The offenses include: two individuals who voted although they are ineligible because they are not U.S. citizens; two individuals who voted twice in the same election; a person who voted in two separate precincts during the same election; another individual who voted twice; and an “imposter” who voted at one precinct. The police chief predicted that the investigation will be referred to the Rhode Island attorney general for further investigation and prosecution in two to three weeks. Cranston police investigating eight cases of illegal voting Providence Journal, Mar 3, 2017

3/2/2017: Three Minnesota felons charged with voter fraud
Three convicted felons in west central Minnesota have been charged with knowingly voting as an ineligible person in the 2016 general election. All three are accused of voting before they had completed probation for felony convictions. All also reportedly said they did not know they were ineligible to vote. Three Minnesota felons charged with voter fraud Duluth News Tribune, Mar 2, 2017

3/2/2017: Florida man forged signatures and registered a noncitizen to vote, authorities say
A hired individual to register voters was supposed to visit busy public areas like shopping malls and grocery stores ahead of the upcoming presidential election. But, prosecutors say he took the lazy route, often calling people from home, finding out personal information on Facebook and forging their signatures. He was jailed and charged with one count of falsely registering a noncitizen to vote, a third-degree felony. He forged signatures and registered a noncitizen to vote, authorities say Miami Herald, Mar 3, 2017

3/2/2017: Texas woman convicted of voter fraud released on bond
The Mexican national was convicted in Tarrant County of illegal voting and sentenced to eight years in prison. Prosecutors said she lied on a voter registration card saying she was a U.S. citizen. Tarrant County woman convicted of voter fraud released on bond Fox 4 TV, Mar 2, 2017

3/1/2017: Thousands of illegal immigrants lurking on Virginia’s voter rolls
The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) began canvassing election clerks county by county, city by city, demanding they turn over information on noncitizens purged from voters lists and whether they had voted. Citing data from six counties and two cities, the report found that 1,000 noncitizens were registered to vote in those Virginia jurisdictions between 2011 and 2016, and that 200 of them actually voted. In 2011, Fairfax County discovered 278 registered voters who had told the DMV they were not citizens. Of those, 117 had voted in state and federal elections. PILF argues that these illegal voters were discovered mostly by accident and not as part of a statewide program to monitor lists and weed out aliens. Virginia has become a political battleground state in each presidential election. It is now also a vote fraud battleground. Thousands of illegal immigrants lurking on Virginia’s voter rolls The Washington Examiner, Mar 1, 2017

2/28/2017: Feds charge two Tennessee residents with buying votes in U.S. Senate primary
Two people have been accused of buying votes in in Monroe County during the 2014 U.S. Senate primary election, federal authorities say. The indictment alleges that 13 people were paid to vote in the 2014 Senate primary. It does not say who they were supposed to have voted for or how much they allegedly received for casting a ballot. Feds charge two Tennessee residents with buying votes in U.S. Senate primary Times Free Press, Feb 28, 2017

2/27/2017: Ohio investigation found 385 non-US citizens registered to vote, 82 cast illegal ballots
According to a release from the Ohio Secretary of State, 385 people who are not citizens of the United States are registered to vote in Ohio. Out of those, 82 voted in at least one election in the last year. 19 of the 82 non-citizens voted in the central Ohio area—14 of those were in Franklin County, 2 were in Delaware County and 1 each in Fairfield, Licking and Union Counties. The 303 registered voters identified as non-citizens who have not cast a ballot will be sent letters both informing them that non-citizens are not eligible to vote and requesting that they cancel their registration. A follow-up letter will be sent to any individuals that still remain on the rolls after 30 days. Any non-citizens identified that remain on the rolls after being contacted twice will then be referred to law enforcement. Ohio investigation found 385 non-US citizens registered to vote, 82 cast illegal ballots NBC 4i WCMH-TV, Feb 27, 2017

2/28/2017: Wisconsin ex-con charged after illegally voting
An ex-convict from Oconto County, Wisconsin is charged with election fraud after he illegally voted for Donald Trump in November. Court documents show the 24-year-old has a recent felony on his record for theft. When he left jail, he signed papers acknowledging he could not vote. But he tells police, he had no idea what he was doing was against the law. In Wisconsin, a felon, out on parole disqualifies him from voting in their elections. Ex-con charged after illegally voting for Trump News 4 KTIV TV, Feb 28, 2017

2/22/2017: Election board sends voter fraud complaint to prosecutor's office
A complaint received last month that an Ashtabula County man who participated in the Nov. 8 general election is not a United States citizen. The man filled out a provisional ballot at a polling place. It was determined the man was not registered to vote, which nullified his ballot, Lovas said. The act of filling out a provisional doubles as a voter registration form, which in part asks the voter to affirm he or she is a U.S. citizen. After the election, the board was contacted by a man living at the same address who said the voter was not a citizen. A hearing was scheduled to help the board obtain more information, but the man in question could not be located to be served a subpoena. The sheriff's office has been asked to help track down the man or find a forwarding address. By consensus, the board will direct the prosecutor's office to further investigate. Election board sends voter fraud complaint to prosecutor's office CBS4 Denver, Oct 25, 2016

2/21/2017: Scottsdale, Arizona man gets probation for false voter registration
Authorities say a Scottsdale man has been sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation and 160 hours of community restitution for false voter registration. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office says a 38-year-old man electronically filed a fraudulent voter registration application with the county Recorder’s Office last September. He claimed he wanted to prove a point and show that the county’s voter registration process is flawed. Prosecutors say the man falsely claimed he was currently a citizen of the United States and was born in New York, rather he was born abroad. By providing false information, prosecutors say he was able to obtain a voter registration card and posted the details of his actions on social media. Scottsdale man gets probation for false voter registration Albuquerque Journal, Feb 21, 2017

2/21/2017: Two Oregon addresses are receiving a suspicious number of ballots
The Oregon Secretary of State said Tuesday that his agency has identified two addresses receiving a suspicious number of ballots. He said the state Elections Division examined addresses receiving more than 10 ballots and found two that appear to be “fraudulent.” More than 6,500 addresses in Oregon receive at least 10 ballots, most of them retirement homes and fraternity or sorority houses, he said Dennis Richardson: 2 Oregon addresses are receiving a suspicious number of ballots Albuquerque Journal, Feb 21, 2017

2/21/2017: Sheriff and his mother under investigation for voter fraud; case reveals quirk in Kansas voting law
A sheriff in the last two elections helped his elderly mother obtain a ballot to vote in Douglas County, despite evidence that his mother lives in a Johnson County nursing home. A spokesman with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office confirmed that the matter had been forwarded to state prosecutors for review and possible charges. It may be surprising that laws are vague on whether you have to live in the county you vote in. But people who have studied Kansas voter law aren’t surprised. They know of a longtime quirk in Kansas voting law — if you once lived in a Kansas community, there are relatively easy ways to continue voting in the community, even if you haven’t lived there for decades. Under the law, you can be absent for 20 or 30 years and still vote. Kansas voting law has a broad definition of what constitutes residency. In particular, the Kansas law has a phrase that says residence means a place “to which, whenever such person is absent, such person has the intention of returning.” Sheriff and his mother under investigation for voter fraud; case reveals quirk in Kansas voting law Lawrence Journal-World., Feb 21, 2017

2/2017: Pennsylvania election inspector alleges voter fraud
A majority inspector of elections for Northampton County says in her district two ward one, she has seen people cast votes that should not have been counted. She discussed one instance in 2015 where a young man who gave a birth date much older than he appeared to poll workers. She has also seen a lot of people who moved away, even out of state try to return to the area to vote. She says during the presidential election workers at her ward encountered a lot of people who weren't registered. Local election inspector alleges voter fraud 69 News WFMZ-TV, Feb 2017

2/10/2017: North Carolina man convicted for voting twice in March 2016 primary
A man has been sentenced to probation and community service for voting twice in the March 2016 primary election. Haywood election officials discovered the man had cast a ballot in the Republican primary during the early voting period and then voted again on the day of the primary. He was convicted on the felony voter fraud charge. A judge sentenced him to a suspended prison sentence of five to 15 months, 12 months of supervised probation, 24 hours of community service and a $100 fine, plus court costs. NC man convicted for voting twice in March 2016 primary The News & Observer, Feb 10, 2017

2/9/2017: 31 cases of double voting found in 2016 election in Michigan
Michigan’s elections chief says it appears there were 31 instances of people casting two ballots in the 2016 election. That was the finding of audits of the election results, as well as a separate inquiry into ballot irregularities in Detroit. These cases were people voted absentee, but then showed up to vote in person on Election Day. There was also a separate audit of Detroit’s election process after most of the city’s precincts could not be recounted following the November election because of discrepancies between the number of voters recorded in poll books and the number of ballots tabulated by voting machines. 31 cases of double voting found in 2016 election Michigan Radio, Feb 9, 2017

2/9/2017: Voter Fraud Case in New Mexico Nears End
A city councilor won a seat on the city council by just two votes. A former forensic handwriting expert, said 10 absentee ballots were not signed by the voters whose names appeared on them, and one ballot was not signed at all. Voter Fraud Case in New Mexico Nears End Rio Grande Sun, Feb 9, 2017

2/8/2017: Grand Prairie, Texas woman guilty of voter fraud
A jury found a Grand Prairie woman guilty Wednesday of two counts of illegal voting and is set to resume deliberations in the punishment phase of her trial. She was found guilty of voting in the November 2012 general election and the May 2014 Republican primary runoff in Dallas County “when she knew she was not a United States citizen.” Grand Prairie woman guilty of voter fraud Star Telegram, Feb 8, 2017

2/7/2017: Illinois voter data analysis finds voters registered two, three, even four times
A recent analysis by Local Government Information Services (LGIS) found almost 50,000 duplicate voter registration records, representing Illinois residents who are registered multiple times. The data, which was pulled from the Illinois State Board of Elections voter registration file, shows that there were 49,772 records which showed voters with the same first name, middle name, last name and birth date, and registrations at two different addresses or multiple registrations at the same address, with two unique state-issued voter identification numbers. The total represents 24,843 unique voters, one person registered four times, 84 people registered three times and 24,758 registered two times. Voters with multiple registrations can vote multiple times. Grand Prairie woman guilty of voter fraud Star Telegram, Feb 8, 2017

2/2/2017: Two voters testify in Paterson, New Jersey election fraud trial
A father and daughter testified at the election fraud trial on Thursday morning. Both witnesses testified to having cast mail-in ballots in last year’s municipal elections. The daughter stated that she completed her mail-in ballot, sealed it, and gave it to her father. Asked about her assistor [listed on the ballot], she said she did not know. “That was a guy who filled it out,” she said. She said the assistor filled out the top of the ballot. “The only thing I know is I signed it,” she said. More than 60 witnesses have testified in the trial which has been running since September. Two voters testify in Paterson’s 2nd Ward election fraud trial Patterson Times, Feb 2, 2017

2/2/2017: Tennessee list of possible voter fraud includes one conviction
Tennessee election officials, who said up to 42 voter fraud cases could've happened in last year's elections, can identify only one resulting in conviction: someone who tried to register the year before the vote. The Secretary of State's list includes 13 cases closed without conviction and 28 without information amid ongoing investigations. It says in Fayette County, someone pleaded guilty last year to illegal voter registration in 2015. Tennessee list of possible voter fraud includes one conviction Fox 17 News Nashville WZTV, Feb 2, 2017

1/25/2017: 42 reports of voter fraud in Tennessee in 2016
A breakdown of the 42 reports provided by Secretary of State’s office shows the following, which were collected over all of 2016, which includes the March SEC primary, August state office elections, and the November general: 18 instances of felons voting, 9 instances of double voting, 9 instances of residential issues, 2 instances of fraudulent voter registration, 2 instances of voters who are currently under investigation, 1 instance of fraudulent absentee voting, and 1 instance of non-citizens voting 42 reports of voter fraud in Tennessee in 2016 The Tennessean, Jan 25, 2017

1/8/2017: Ohio woman pleads guilty to 13 counts of voter fraud
She was paid canvasser for a liberal activist group that was involved in voter registration efforts in the southern part of the county during the months leading up to the November 2015 general election. Among the other irregularities uncovered during the investigation was the case of the 11-year-old boy who had been registered to vote. She pleaded guilty to 13 of the 32 charges for falsely registering someone to vote and one of the three charges for forging someone’s signature on a voter registration form. The other charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal reached. EL woman pleads guilty to 13 counts of voter fraud The Review of East Liverpool, Ohio, Jan 8, 2017

1/6/2017: 23 convicted of Iowa voter fraud in last 5 years
Of the 23 convictions from 2012 through 2016, 15 were for felony charges of election misconduct and eight were for misdemeanors. This list does not include pending voter fraud charges. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, which started looking for potential election misconduct crimes in 2012, reported in February 2014 the agency had found evidence 117 illegal votes had been cast out of 238 investigations statewide. Alleged violations included felons and noncitizens voting, as well as people voting in more than one state, according to the report. 23 convicted of Iowa voter fraud in last 5 years The Gazette of Cedar Rapids, Jan 6, 2017

1/3/2017: Man sentenced to 30 days in jail & $500 fine for voter fraud
A Dexter, Wisconsin man pleaded guilty to voting twice in the spring presidential and local election and received 30-day jail sentence. A few years ago, a Wood County, Wisconsin had a couple of races that were decided by one vote, Brazeau said. Man gets 30 days in jail for voter fraud Daily Tribune of Wisconsin Rapids, Jan 3, 2017

1/1/2017: Laramie County Clerk’s office flags 27 possible cases of voter registration fraud in Wyoming
The potential fraud was discovered earlier this month as clerk employees submitted Election Day registrations to the Wyoming Secretary of State’s statewide voter database. That database is synced to other databases maintained by agencies like the Department of Transportation and the Department of Corrections, and flagged registrations as they were entered. Of the 27 cases, 11 were flagged for potentially being felons, while 16 were flagged as potential non-citizens. NEW: Clerk’s office flags 27 possible cases of voter registration fraud in Laramie County Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Jan 1, 2017

12/15/2016: Developer and His Associates Stand Accused of Voter Fraud in New York
Prosecutors allege the three men developed a plan to falsely register numerous people who didn’t live in Bloomingburg, New York to vote in village local elections. He would pay the individual $500 for every vote he procured and paid over $30,000, according to the indictment said. Prosecutors say the defendants attempted to cover up their conspiracy to register voters who did not live in the village by creating false and backdated leases and staged apartments with toothbrushes and snacks to make it appear that the purported voters lived there. Real-Estate Developer and His Associates Stand Accused of Voter Fraud The Wall Street Journal, Dec 15, 2016

11/2/2016: 8 Key Instances of Voter Fraud in 2016, and It’s Not Even Election Day Yet
This article highlights instances of voter fraud that have occurred in: California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New York, and Virginia (including some of the stories highlighted below). Some of the new stories include: In May, another TV station found at least 265 dead voters in Southern California, most of them from Los Angeles County voted from beyond the grave. In September, a Denver TV station conducted a broad voter fraud investigation that found numerous cases of dead voters and people voting more than once. In October, the station added that it had several cases of voters casting more than one ballot in the same election, but in the same state and in different states. 8 Instances of Voter Fraud in 2016, and It’s Not Even Election Day Yet The Daily Signal, Nov 2, 2016

10/31/2016: 33 Voter Registrations Flagged for Fraud
The Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney is looking at 33 potentially fraudulent voter registration forms that “indicators” pointing to a particular voter registration outfit. At least one registrant used a fraudulent address for his voter registration. Putting false information on a voter registration form is a class 5 felony in Virginia, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. That has not stopped some people this cycle. Commonwealth's attorney reviewing 33 voter registration forms Newport News Daily Press, Oct 31, 2016

10/25/2016: Local TV Station Investigation Finds People Voting Twice
In six of the new cases, voting records show the same people voting twice in Colorado elections. In another six cases, people are suspected of voting in Colorado and another state during the same election cycle. “You’d be surprised how often people double vote,“ said Kansas Secretary of State. “Two of the cases are serial double voters. I think people discover they can get away with it and keep doing it.” CBS4 Investigation Finds People Voting Twice CBS4 Denver, Oct 25, 2016

10/2016: Former Alexandria, Virginia man charged with voter registration fraud
A former Virginia resident has been charged with felony voter registration fraud after prosecutors say he fabricated voter registration forms by “inventing” false applicants. He is accused of fabricating records this spring while working for a Democratic-aligned voter registration group, according to Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney. Former Alexandria man charged with voter registration fraud Richmond Times-Dispatch, Oct 2016

9/29/2016: 19 Deceased Virginians Registered to Vote
The FBI and local police are investigating how at least 19 dead Virginians were recently re-registered to vote in this critical swing state. All 19 were initially registered as voters in the Shenandoah Valley city of Harrisonburg, although a clerk double-checking the entries later raised questions about one. She happened to recognized one of the names. He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va. The Washington Post, Sept 29, 2016.

9/24/2016: Dead people Voting in Colorado
Local officials in Colorado acknowledged "very serious" voter fraud after learning of votes cast in multiple elections under the named of recently-deceased residents. El Paso County Clerk and Recorder called the situation a “very serious” pattern of people mailing in ballots on behalf of the dead. It's not clear how many fraudulent ballots have been submitted in recent years. A local TV station reported that it “found multiple cases” of dead people voting around the state, revelations that have provoked state criminal investigations. Dead people Voting in Colorado Washington Examiner, Sept 24, 2016

8/22/2016: Texas Prosecuted 15 Illegal Voting Cases
Only 15 voter fraud cases have been prosecuted by the Texas Attorney General's office between the 2012 primary election and July 2016. Eleven of those are cases in which “politiqueras” collect and mail ballots for elderly voters. One “volunteer” was paid to harvest mail-in ballots for candidates. Mail-in ballot fraud long has been the most prevalent form of election fraud. Records from the 2004 primary election show the agency opened 93 cases of election violations, with almost half involving violations of mail-in ballot procedures. Texas Prosecuted 15 Illegal Voting Cases, None Involving Impersonation The Texas Tribune, Aug 22, 2016

8/22/2016: The Threat of Vote Fraud is Real
Appearing on MSNBC during the 11 a.m. ET hour on Monday, attorney and former Republican National Committee counsel Mark Braden denounced an attempt by anchor Tamron Hall to dismiss claims of voter fraud as “extraordinarily rare” and “minuscule.” He also called her out for citing statistics from liberal “advocacy group” that she labeled “nonpartisan.” Election Lawyer Blasts ‘Lunacy’ of MSNBC Denying Voter Fraud MRC News Busters, Aug 22, 2016

6/14/2016: Election Fraud in Kentucky.
Keith Justice, 50, of Pikeville, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury and charged with four counts of intimidating an election officer and one count of interfering with an election involving a precinct in Pike County on May 17th, according to a release on Tuesday by the Attorney General's office. Pike County man indicted for election fraud WYMT, Jun 14, 2016

6/3/2016: One person, two votes.
An investigation is underway into three Comanche County residents who voted twice in last week's Presidential Preferential Primary. 3 under investigation for voter fraud ABC 7, Jun 3, 2016

5/4/2016: Florida Shenanigans.
Two men stood accused of unlawfully handling four other people’s mail-in ballots in the 2013 Homestead mayoral election, filling at least one of them for precisely the candidates the voter didn’t want to vote for. Miami-Dade County investigators had a palm print and fingerprints, phone records, and suspicious stories from the defendants. The South Florida voter-fraud case that went nowhere Miami Herald, May 4, 2016

5/4/2016:Kobach gets another conviciton.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Wednesday secured his fourth voter fraud conviction in a case against a Wichita man accused of double voting in Kansas and Colorado at least twice – and Kobach said he plans to file more cases soon. Wichita man pleads guilty in Kansas voter fraud case The Wichita Eagle, May 4, 2016

4/28/2016: Another double voter.
According to a news release, Michael L. Hannum received the maximum fines for violation of Kansas voting laws. Hannum pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of advance voting unlawful acts and two counts of voting without being qualified. He was fined a total of $5,500 for the misdemeanor violations. Kansas Man Convicted for Double Voting WIBW News Now, Apr 28, 2016

4/27/2016: School board election fraud.
Two people face voter fraud charges stemming from the Elizabeth school election last fall in which they allegedly filled out applications for absentee ballots for voters who did not exist or for people who were not eligible to vote, authorities said today. 2 charged with voter fraud in Elizabeth school board election Newark 35, Apr 27,2016

4/22/2016: Another Vote Fraud Conviction in Kansas.
Randal Kilian, 62, pleaded guilty Thursday in Ellis County District Court to a misdemeanor for illegally voting in both Kansas and Colorado and agreed to pay a $2,500 fine, The Wichita Eagle reported. As part of the plea, two companion charges were dropped. Kobach wins 2nd conviction in double-voting prosecution Lawrence Journal-World, Apr 22,2016

4/7/2016: Underage Voting.
Brown County election officials are investigating several instances of voter fraud in Tuesday's primary elections. In all six cases, the voters were too young to cast a ballot. County clerk Sandy Juno says six 17-year-old students registered and voted on Tuesday. Three were in DePere, and three were in other villages in the county. None was in Green Bay. The Government Accountability Board is investigating several other instances from around the state. Brown County investigates voter fraud in Tuesday's elections, Apr 7, 2016

4/6/2016: San Francisco Voter Fraud.
A San Francisco man who led a failed effort to take over the San Francisco chapter of the Sierra Club and make it more development friendly has been charged with voter fraud, District Attorney George Gascón said Wednesday. Pro-development advocate Donald Dewsnup charged with voter fraud SFGATE, Apr 4, 2016

3/28/2016: Mayor convicted of election fraud released from jail.
A grand jury on Monday indicted Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant and two others on felony voter-fraud charges, accusing the trio of coercing voters and submitting illegally obtained absentee ballots in the 2015 election that put Grant at the town's helm. Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant released from jail in election-fraud case Orlando Sentinel, Mar 28, 2016

3/28/2016: Citizen tries to vote twice in Illinois.
A Cahokia man faces perjury charges after police said he tried to vote twice in the Illinois primary election. Cahokia man faces perjury charges in vote fraud case Belleville News-Democrat, Mar 28, 2016

3/16/2016:Corrupt Democrat pleads guilty to voter fraud.
On Wednesday, Cannon returned to his hometown for the first time since his imprisonment 16 months ago. For the fifth time in the last two years, the 49-year-old Democrat stood before a judge, this time to say he was guilty of attempted voter fraud when he cast a ballot in the November 2014 election. Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon pleads guilty to misdemeanor in voting fraud case The Charlotte Observer, Mar 26, 2016

3/10/2016: Double voting an extreme possiblity in Ohio.
Upon receipt of True the Vote’s research, 711 duplicate voter registrations were removed in Cuyahoga County, while 465 sets were processed in Franklin County. ACORN, OBAMA CAMPAIGN-LINKED VOTER REGISTRATIONS REMOVED PRIOR TO OHIO PRIMARY True the Vote, Mar 10, 2016

3/7/2016:Early voters find someone else already voted for them.
A Washington Park voter showed up to cast her ballot early to find someone had already submitted a mail-in ballot under her name. Vote fraud investigation underway after early voting begins Belleville News-Democrat, Mar 7, 2016

1/17/2016:NH man pleads guilty to charge of voter fraud.
A man accused of voter fraud earlier this year has pled guilty to the charge, was fined, lost his right to vote, and received a suspended sentence, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. NH Man Pleads Guilty to Voter Fraud Salem Patch, Jan 17, 2016

1/12/16: The voices made me vote illegally
An insanity defense is never easy, even when raised to explain a single violent incident, like a defendant attacking a stranger because voices in his head tell him the victim is a dangerous space alien. So Robert D. Monroe, an insurance professional from Shorewood, may face a real challenge in convincing a judge that his mental condition was to blame for him voting illegally in five elections over the course of two years. Shorewood man pursues insanity defense in voter fraud case The Journal-Sentinel, Jan, 12, 2016

1/11/2016:The case against Amos Newsome Expands.
A fourth person connected to the 2013 re-election campaign of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome has been found guilty of absentee ballot fraud. Fourth person connected to Amos Newsome campaign guilty of absentee ballot fraud Dothan Eagle, Jan 11, 2016

12/4/2015: Man votes in three states.
A Williamson County, Tenn. man has been convicted of voter fraud after voting three times in the same election. Prosecutors said it went on for years. Man convicted after voting in 3 states, including NC, in same election Fox8, Dec 4, 2015

11/24/2015: Even more absentee ballot fraud.
Pasco Parker, former Lake Lure resident, was convicted today of Voter Registration Fraud, a Class I felony. Judge Robert Martelle presided over the case in District Court on Tuesday morning. Voter Registration Fraud conviction in Rutherford County RC Catalyst, Nov 24, 2015

10/29/2015: California man convicted of voter fraud.
District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Mark Evans (DOB 12/26/1952), of Ventura, was convicted of one misdemeanor count of voter fraud. This case was investigated by the Ventura County District Attorney Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with the Ventura County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Mark Evans convicted of voter fraud Citizens Journal, Oct 29, 2015

10/14/2015: Wisconsin man charged with election fraud.
TEXT Gillett alderman candidate charged with election fraud Oconto County Times Herald, Oct 14, 2015

9/2/2015: Arrested on 26 counts of vote fraud, found guilty on 24.
A Houston County jury found Olivia Reynolds guilty Wednesday afternoon for her role in a voter fraud case. Olivia Reynolds found guilty of 24 counts of voter fraud Dothan Eagle, September 9, 2015

8/19/2015: Missouri Felon Votes, Gets Caught.
Joshua Allen Thompson, 35, had been sentenced months earlier in a felony domestic assault case and was serving a probationary sentence that stripped him of his voting rights, according to court documents. Felon charged with illegally voting in Duluth Duluth News Tribune, August 19, 2015

8/11/2015: Over 300 cases of vote fraud highlighted.
The Heritage Foundation’s list of nearly 300 documented cases of voter fraud in the United States continues to grow. There Are Nearly 300 Cases of Voter Fraud in America The Daily Signal, August 11, 2015

7/30/2015: Michigan Man Using Craigslist to Commit Vote Fraud.
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced the conviction of Adam Kane Easlick, 35, of Ypsilanti, on one felony count of voting in a place where he was not a resident, a crime punishable by up to four years in prison. Easlick, who had been registered at multiple addresses that were not his place of residence, pleaded guilty in Tuscola County Circuit Court and received six months probation. Washtenaw county man with multiple address registrations convicted of voter fraud, July 30, 2015

7/29/2015: A slew of cases referred to prosecutors.
Kim Strach, the executive director of the State Board of Elections, testified this morning that her office has referred 31 cases of alleged voter fraud to county prosecutors around the state. State elections director: 31 cases of alleged voter fraud referred to county prosecutors Winston-Salem Journal, July 29, 2015

7/14/2015: 5 Cases from 2015.
Despite being only six months into 2015, there have already been a slew of sometimes bizarre stories about voter fraud across the country. They show just how far some people will go to cheat the system. Here are a few of the most outlandish stories... Don’t Think Voter Fraud Happens? Here Are 5 Cases From 2015 That Will Make You Think Again The Daily Signal, July, 17, 2015

7/11/2015: Three year conviciton for man who votes using a hotel room as main address.
The story began five years ago when Jenkins and others became concerned that the Woodlands Road Utility District was spending millions of dollars on road improvements without "any voter oversight." So he led a voter revolt to take over the district's board and then dismantle the organization. But since he and nine cohorts did not live within the district's boundaries, they changed their voting addresses to a motel that was inside the district. Their plan ended with Jenkins and some of the others being convicted in 2013 for the felony of illegal voting. Woodlands man says his case is about voting rights, not voter fraud The Houston Chronicle, July 11, 2015

July 6, 2015: Felon changes name in order to vote.
After a three-month review, Gov. Rick Scott's administration has referred an allegation of voter fraud to Jacksonville-area State Attorney Angela Corey for possible criminal prosecution. The complaint alleges that a Jacksonville man, Zakee Fur'qan, voted after his civil rights had been revoked because of a past felony conviction. State refers voter fraud complaint to Jacksonville prosecutor Miami Herald, July, 6 2015

6/12/2015:Conviction ends in significant jail time.
A former congressional campaign manager received a two-year prison sentence on Friday for illegally coordinating spending with a super-PAC, the first prosecution since the Citizen United Supreme Court case spurred the creation of the outside groups. Jail time given in first super-PAC conviction The Hill, June 12, 2015

5/31/15: Vote Fraud Case Not Covered by Media.
In a case that deserved more attention than it has received, former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth was found guilty by a jury of her peers last week in Pierre. South Dakota ‘voter fraud’ case deserves more attention/a> The Washington Times, May 31, 2015

5/30/15: Yet More Absentee Ballot Fraud.
A Centreville woman faces vote-fraud charges that accuse her of improperly marking an absentee ballot and perjury charges for allegedly making a false statement.
Centreville woman faces vote-fraud charges Belleville News-Democrat, May 30, 2015.

5/20/16: More Absentee Ballot Fraud.
Lesa Coleman is one of four people arrested for falsely witnessing absentee ballots in the 2013 municipal election. Of 124 absentees cast, Commissioner Amos Newsome received 119 votes in the District 2 contest. Woman sentenced to jail for part in vote fraud case that got commissioner re-elected Dothan, AL WTVY/WRGX, May 20, 2015

5/19/16: Officials Charged With Vote Fraud
On the night before Philly’s primary, four local election officials are accused of casting extra votes in order to balance their numbers. Sandra Lee, 60, Alexia Harding, 22, James Collins, 69, and Gregory Thomas, 60, are all charged with voter fraud. Warrants for their arrests were issued Monday. All four suspects were election officials from Philly’s 18th Ward, 1st Division. Philly Election Officials Charged With Voter Fraud NBC 10, Philadelphia, May 18, 2015

5/8/15: What Happens When You Have a Voter Integrity Task Force
A newly-elected Alorton trustee and a Cahokia man were charged Friday afternoon with four counts of vote fraud stemming from the April 7 election. St. Clair County Sheriff Department Capt. Scott Weymouth said Brian McDouglar, 38, of 38 Westwood Drive in Cahokia, was charged with three counts of tampering with an absentee ballot. Davione M. Kidd, 24, of 4208 E. Broadway, Alorton, was charged with one count of tapering with an absentee ballot. Alorton trustee and Cahokia man charged with vote fraud Belleville News-Democrat, May 8, 2015 A far-left community organizer is going to jail for at least 2 and a half years for election fraud in Michigan. Edward Pinkney was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for rigging a recall election for the mayor of Benton Harbor Michigan. Jail for Community Organizer for Election Fraud Election Law Center, December 16, 2014

12/15/14: Another Democrat Exposes Same Day Registration Fraud
On Nov. 4, almost 35,000 people in New Hampshire turned out at the polls to register and cast a ballot. It was a record turnout for same-day registrations, but Secretary of State Bill Gardner said he has concerns there are not enough safeguards in place. Another Democrat Exposes Same Day Registration Fraud WMUR , December 16, 2014

12/1/14: Even More Incredible than Voting Twice
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s chief-of-staff was present at an event held a day before the midterm election in which his father, a Louisiana mayor, urged people to vote twice in order to re-elect Landrieu. The Black Conservatives Fund published video of the event, recorded on Nov. 3, showing Opelousas mayor Don Cravins Sr. telling a crowd that if they had already cast an early voting ballot in the election that they should vote again. Politician Whose Son Is Landrieu’s Chief-Of-Staff Urges Voters To ‘Vote Twice’ Daily Caller, December 1, 2014

10/22/14: In Illinois, Democrats Resorting to Multiple Forms of Vote Fraud
Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.” ‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county Fox News, October 22, 2014

10/22/14: More Vote Fraud in the Home of Vote Fraud Deniers the Brennan Center
It’s harvest time in Colorado, and not just for pumpkins. Concerns are running high over door-to-door campaign workers asking voters for their mail-in ballots in what is known as “ballot harvesting.” Now that all-mail voting is the law of the land in Colorado, the challenge for campaigns is to persuade voters to drop off or mail in their ballots — or hand them to the foot soldiers who turn up on their doorsteps offering to do it for them. What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado Washington Times, October 21, 2014

10/1/14: NY Ballot Box Stuff Scheme Now Importing People from Israel
In the tiny village of Bloomingberg, NY the votes on whether or not to dissolve the 420-person village’s government and fold the village into the neighboring Town of Mamakating were reportedly sealed by Sullivan County Supreme Court Judge Stephan Schick. The votes will, at least in theory, be unsealed in November. In the meantime, the Sullivan County Board of Elections (and immediately after that, likely the courts) will deal with the extremely high number of voter registration challenges issued by both sides. Bloomingburg And Ramapo Elections: Votes Impounded, Votes Challenged, Poll Watchers Banned And Haredi Voter Fraud Caught On Tape, Failed Messiah, October 1, 2014

9/26/14: Connecticut Democrat state representative arrested on 19 charges of vote fraud
  Democrat State Representative Christina Ayala has been arrested on 19 charges of voting fraud, including: eight misdemeanor counts of fraudulent voting, ten felony counts of primary or enrollment violations and one felony count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Her arraignment is scheduled for October 7.   Bridgeport State Rep. Christina Ayala arrested on 19 voting fraud charges , NH Register, September 26, 2014

9/18/14: Ex-Kentucky judge disbarred due to vote fraud
  Former Clay County Circuit Judge Cletus R. Maricle has been permanently disbarred following his guilty plea of committing vote fraud. Court documents showed Maricle had used his position to bribe officials, candidates for county offices, defendants in his court, and family members of defendants in his court. Ex-Judge Convicted of Vote Fraud , Lexington Herald-Leader, September 18, 2014.

9/9/14: Georgia launches fraud investigation into voter registration group
  A preliminary investigation into the New Georgia Project has revealed significant illegal activities including forged voter registration applications, forged signatures on releases and applications with false or inaccurate information. The New Georgia Project is an offshoot of the organization Third Sector Development, a group founded and led by Democrat GA House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams.  State launches fraud investigation into voter registration group , Channel Two Action News, September 9, 2014.

8/25/14: Fairfax County Electoral Board Refers Potential Voter Fraud Cases for Investigation
  The Fairfax County Electoral Board referred 17 individuals to the DOJ for investigation of possible voter fraud. The individuals seem to have voted in both Fairfax County as well as throughout Maryland in the 2012 elections, and in the case of some individuals, multiple elections over the last decade.   Fairfax County Electoral Board Refers Potential Voter Fraud Cases for Investigation , Fairfax County Press Release, August 25, 2014.

8/21/14: Investigations underway, suspected voter fraud in Virginia and Maryland
  Virginia Voters Alliance drew attention to multiple duplicate voter registrations in Maryland and Virginia. They said there are 14,646 duplicate registrations between Fairfax County, VA and Maryland alone. If a voter is convicted of voter fraud in Maryland, they are still allowed to vote, as it is only a misdemeanor; in Virginia, it can result in a year in prison and $2,500 fine.   Investigations underway, suspected voter fraud in Virginia and Maryland , Daily Caller, August 21, 2014.

6/27/14: Allegations of Voter Fraud in Hotly Contested Minn. House DFL Primary Race
  More than 140 people are alleged to have listed their current address as a mail center in the basement of a Minneapolis, Minn. commercial property while registering to vote. An investigation has been started as to whether or not there is a coordinated effort to register voters using the 419 Cedar Avenue address in Minneapolis. Some of these “voters” may also have been registered without knowing. Allegations of Voter Fraud in Hotly Contested Minn. House DFL Primary Race , Eyewitness 5 ABC News, June 27, 2014.

6/20/14: Dothan commissioner’s girlfriend indicted on voter fraud charges
  An Alabama grand jury indicted the girlfriend of Dothan, AL commissioner Amos Newsome on 23 counts of vote fraud in the campaign to re-elect Newsome last August. The alleged vote fraud scheme includes two additional women – one charged with 20 counts of vote fraud, the other charged with 10.   Dothan commissioner’s girlfriend indicted on voter fraud charges , Dothan First, June 20, 2014.

6/12/14: Judge orders new election in Weslaco City commissioner race due to vote fraud
  A Texas judge invalidated a city commissioner election as a result of vote fraud. The judge carefully evaluated each of the 44 contested votes and found many of them were cast by people who deliberately and illegally voted under a “home is where the heart is” residency standard – they registered at homes belonging to the fraudulently-elected commissioner’s friends, neighbors, and relatives.  Judge orders new election in Weslaco City commissioner race , KRGV, June 12, 2014.

6/10/14: NH man pleads guilty to voting illegally
  A Massachusetts man pled guilty to illegally voting in both the 2008 and 2012 NH primaries. He was charged with one felony county and two misdemeanor counts of “wrongful voting” under NH law for traveling from Massachusetts to New Hampshire to cast votes in both primaries. He was fined $5,000 and given a suspended prison term of one to three years.  Carver man pleads guilty to voting illegally in NH , Taunton Daily Gazette, June 10, 2014.

5/22/14: Former Bolivar city council member sentenced for vote fraud
  Former Bolivar, TN City Councilwoman Brenda Woods was sentenced for corralling felons to vote for her in the city’s 2009 municipal elections. Woods transported three felons to the polls to case votes for her. She used this method for her election to city council and her failed mayoral bid. She received a suspended sentence of two years in prison, and has lost her voting rights and her ability to run for elected office.   Former Bolivar city council member sentenced , JRN News Channel 5, May 22, 2014.

5/12/14: Nashville election worker fired over double voting
A Tennessee state elections commissioner is questioning whether to certify election results after six people voted twice in a Davidson County election last week. The fraudulent voters cast absentee ballots and also appeared at the polls on Election Day. The election worker has been fired. Nashville election worker fired over double voting , Tennessean, May 12, 2014.

4/21/14: Complaint Against Robert Garcia Suggests Voter Fraud
A California mayoral candidate is alleged to have recruited between 15 and 20 non-voters to cast absentee ballots illegally in April. The formal complaint submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney states that candidate Robert Garcia hired a bus to transport the individuals into the district to request absentee ballots. Complaint Against Robert Garcia Suggests Voter Fraud , Hews Media Group, April 21, 2014.

4/21/14: Woman Arrested in NV on Voter Fraud
An illegal immigrant with a Nevada ID was arrested in California on two felony charges for allegedly using a false ID to register to vote and also for casting ballots in NV elections. Authorities confirmed that the woman also voted in both the 2008 and 2010 elections. Woman Arrested in NV on Voter Fraud , KOLO News, April 21, 2014.

5/8/14: Final Report: 117 fraudulent votes found in investigation
A two-year investigation of voter fraud in Iowa uncovered 117 illegally cast votes resulting in six criminal convictions. The crimes included non-citizen voting and felony voting. Final Report: 117 Fraudulent Votes Found in Investigation , The Des Moines Register, May 8, 2014.

5/9/14: Three Houston County Women Accused of Felony Voter Fraud
Houston County Sheriff’s Office arrested three women on charges of voter fraud after the narrowly decided election. Police conducted a thorough investigation in which they discovered that the three women created and submitted false ballots in August 2013. Three Houston County Women Accused of Felony Voter Fraud , WTVY News, May 9, 2014.

4/23/14: Two more indicted for vote fraud in Hamilton County
A poll worker in Hamilton County, OH is the eighth person to be indicted on charges of illegal voting in 2013. Authorities say that Ellen Elizabeth Duncan submitted an absentee ballot and also appeared at the polls on Election Day. Two More Indicted for Vote Fraud in Hamilton County , WVXU News, April 23, 2014.

5/8/14: Arraignment Postponed for Paterson Councilman, Wife in Election-Fraud Indictment
New Jersey authorities arrested mayoral candidate Rigo Rodriguez and his wife on charges that they submitted ballots as votes for people who did not vote in 2010. Prosecutors also stated that Rodriguez instructed campaign workers to lie to authorities investigating the allegations. Arraignment Postponed for Paterson Councilman, Wife in Election-Fraud Indictment , Examiner, February 17, 2014.

5/13/14: Wild Acres Man Charged with Voter Fraud in Board Election
Pennsylvania police have charged a man with ballot tampering in Pike County. Myron Cowher allegedly stole 70 ballots and planned to use different colored ink pens so the ballots did not all look the same. Wild Acres Man Charged with Voter Fraud in Board Election , The News Eagle, May 13, 2014.

5/1/14: Alabama Supreme Court to Look at Voter Fraud Allegations
The Alabama Supreme Court will reconsider allegations of voter fraud by college students. The students allegedly received illegal alcohol in exchange for their votes. Alabama Supreme Court to Look at Voter Fraud Allegations , WIAT News, May 1, 2014.

4/15/14: Two Accused of Voter Fraud in 2012 Election
Texas officials recently arrested two felons for alleged voter fraud after voting in May 2012. The two men allegedly knew they were not eligible to vote in the election. Two Accused of Voter Fraud in 2012 Election , Alice Echo News Journal, April 15, 2014.

2/17/14: New York: Noncitizens to Vote in New York?
Under a plan being pushed by de Blasio and the council, noncitizens, including illegal immigrants, would be given city-issued identification cards. . . .GOP State Senator Greg Ball this would open the door to noncitizens, including illegal aliens, to vote illegally in New York State Elections. N.Y. GOP Sen. says Bill de Blasio plans for illegal voting in New York , Examiner, February 17, 2014.

1/27/14: New Hampshire: Temporary Campaign Staffer Continues to be "Voted" After Moving
We confirmed with the city clerk’s office that a vote under Former Jeanne Shaheen spokesperson Caitlin Legack's name and address was recorded. But Legacki moved out of New Hampshire shortly after the 2008 election (in which she voted) and was in St. Louis on Election Day 2012, working for U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. ." Vote fraud: It, and mistakes, happen, Union Leader, January 27, 2014.

1/27/14: Texas: Hispanics are the Victims of Vote Fraud
In one example listed in the lawsuit, 23 voters who cast a ballot in favor of Rivera were registered to a home on East 6th street in Weslaco. Controversy over voter fraud continues in Weslaco, Action 4 News, January 27, 2014.

1/12/14: Texas: Campaign Workers trade cash, drugs, beer and more for votes
Three women working as politiqueras in the 2012 elections in Donna were arrested by F.B.I. agents in December and accused of giving residents cash, drugs, beer and cigarettes in exchange for their votes. Texas Vote-Buying Case Casts Glare on Tradition of Election Day Goads, New York Times, January 12, 2014.

12/30/13: New York: Police Prove How Easy Voter Impersonation is next door to the Brennan Center
Investigators posing as dead voters were allowed to cast ballots for this year’s primary and general elections, thanks to antiquated Board of Election registration records and lax oversight by poll workers, authorities said. Undercover DOI agents were able to access voting booths in 61 instances — including 39 dead people, 14 jail birds and eight non-residents. The dead can vote in NYC, New York Post, December 30, 2013.

12/27/13: North Carolina: Fraudlent Election Requires "Do Over"
Voters in the Robeson County town of Pembroke will go to the polls a second time to elect town council members after the State Board of Elections found many “irregularities” in the November election and ordered a new vote. In a written order released Friday, the state board found that problems “occurred to such an extent in this election that they tainted the results of all the Pembroke municipal elections and cast doubt upon their fairness.”Irregularities found in Pembroke election; town to vote anew in 2014, News & Observer, December 27, 2013.

12/18/13: Ohio: More Noncitizen
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Wednesday that his office found 17 non-citizens illegally cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election -- and has referred the case for possible prosecution. The alleged crime would be a notable case of voter fraud in a key swing state. By law, only American citizens are allowed the privilege of casting ballots for the nation's leaders. Non-citizens caught voting in 2012 presidential election in key swing state, Fox News, December 18, 2013.

12/13/13: Mississipi: Former Democrat Candidate Caught
Williams registered a woman who is a convicted felon and not eligible to vote. Buckley said Williams also allegedly falsely registered another person who was ineligible to vote.Former congressional candidate, Cobby Williams, arrested on voter fraud charge, Mississippi Business Journal, December 13, 2013.

12/4/13: Minnesota: Mentally Ill Felons in Prison Hospitals Vote
He had voted in a DFL primary election for District 19A, which was won by now state Rep. Clark Johnson of North Mankato. When Olivayes was interviewed by the detective, he allegedly admitted to applying for and casting an absentee ballot early this year. He told the detective that he thought he was casting a vote to decide who would be in charge of the Security Hospital. Suspect cast absentee ballot from Minnesota Security Hospital, Mankato Free Press, December 4, 2013

11/30/13: Kentucky: Drug Dealers Running Fraudlent Elections
There was a time when vote fraud was so pervasive in Clay County that a lot of honest people saw no reason to vote, said Ken Bolin, pastor of Manchester Baptist Church. Decades of poverty and vote-buying led to widespread corruption in Clay County, Hearld Leader, November 30, 2013

11/19/13: Pennsylvania: Pre-Filled out Absentee Ballots
"We did not fill out the applications for the absentee ballots at all, they were already pre-checked out and everything was filled out for us," Rasco said.Plattsburgh absentee ballots under investigation, Channel 3 News, November 19, 2013

10/14/13: Wisconsin: Man Votes 5 Times
A Milwaukee man pleaded guilty Monday to illegally voting five times last year in West Milwaukee, when in fact he did not have residency there. Brown was among 10 people charged in March with a variety of charges related to voter fraud.Milwaukee man pleads guilty to five counts of voter fraud, Journal Sentential, October 14, 2013

9/11/13: New York: Voter Impersonation Ignored by Police
Police watch multiple people attempt to impersonate voters and do nothing. The NYPD later answers that "allegations of voting fraud weren't under the department's purview." Brazen Voting Fraud Alleged Among Ultra-Orthodox In Williamsburg, Gotham News, September 11, 2013.

8/1/13: New York: Election Official Abuses Seniors at Home She Manages
Democrat Election Commissioner Frances Knapp was indicted and plead not guilty to 46 felony counts and 48 misdemeanor counts of official misconduct and other charges. The most serious charges against Knapp, however, involve Knapp's involvement in absentee ballot fraud. Knapp allegedly tampered with the computer system sending of absentee ballots. Many of these victimized voters were residents of Maplewood Apartments, a senior living complex in Poughkeepsie managed by Knapp. Eric Shawn, More on NY Vote Fraud Scandal, Apartment Manager Vote Fraud?, RNLA Blog, August 1, 2013 (Post includes multiple links to local sources).

6/17/13: INDIANA: Ballot Fraud: Obama-Clinton primary
“The most amazing part about this voter fraud case involving the highest office in the United States is the fact that such a few number of people, because of laziness, arrogance or both did not do their job and thus could have affected the outcome of the election," noted St. Joseph County Republican Party Chairwoman Dr. Deborah Fleming.“ Eric Shawn, Dem Official sentenced to prison for ’08 ballot fraud in Obama-Clinton primary, Fox News, Jun 17, 2013.

6/14/13: FLORIDA: FEMA Official: Vote Fraud
“FEMA official charged in voter fraud case. Federal Emergency Management Agency official has been arrested in connection with a voter fraud case in St. Johns County, Florida. Michel Pawlowski, 68, was named in a complaint last fall alleging voter fraud. He lives in Maryland. His daughter ran for St. Augustine Beach city commission and won.” FEMA Official Charged in Voter Fraud Case, News 4 Jax, June 14, 2013.

6/5/13: South Dakota: vote fraud, absentee ballots
“The Daily Republic reports that Craig Guymon was arrested on charges of voter fraud. Police say Guymon voted Tuesday morning at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy and later returned an absentee ballot to the Davison Auditor's Office.” Associated Press, South Dakota man arrested and charged with voter fraud, Rapid City Journal, Jun 5, 2013.

5/31/13: FLORIDA: Florida Congressman: Vote Fraud
“Top staffer for Florida Democratic Rep. Garcia resigns amid voting fraud probe. The congressman said he thinks the plot was a “well-intentioned attempt to maximize voter turnout” and that the system is “prone to fraud.” AP, Top staffer for Florida Democratic Rep. Garcia resigns amid voting fraud probe, Fox News, May 31, 2013.

5/6/13: NEW YORK: Scheme to Steal Election Through Dead, Non-Existent and Moved Voting
“The most amazing part about this voter fraud case involving the highest office in the United States is the fact that such a few number of people, because of laziness, arrogance or both did not do their job and thus could have affected the outcome of the election," noted St. Joseph County Republican Party Chairwoman Dr. Deborah Fleming.“ Eric Shawn, Report: Mount Vernon Group Says Voting Fraud Has Riddled School Elections, Mount Vernon Daily Voice, May 6, 2013.

3/21/13: WISCONSIN: Milwaukee County: Double Voting
“Milwaukee County prosecutors Thursday filed voter fraud charges against 10 people, including two accused of double voting in 2012 elections and two felons ineligible to vote. Also among the fraud cases: a Milwaukee woman who is accused of signing a recall petition against Republican Gov. Scott Walker three times; and the petition circulator who collected those signatures.” Steve Schultze and Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Prosecutors Charge 10 With Voter Fraud, Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, Mar. 21, 2013.

2/19/13: OHIO: Melowese Richardson: multiple voting
"Richardson told a local television station this month that she voted twice last November. She cast an absentee ballot and then voted at the polls as well...Authorities also are investigating if she voted in the names of four other people, too, for a total of six votes in the 2012 presidential election." Eric Shawn, Did Obama supporter vote 6 times in 2012? Ohio poll worker target of investigation, Fox News, Feb. 19, 2013.

2/18/13: ILLINOIS: absentee ballot fraud, voter intimidation
"Aurora Ivarra says she was intimidated when a town employee wearing a badge came to her door on Sunday and tried to convince her that voting absentee or by mail is illegal... The town of Cicero claims it was sending people door-to-door to investigate alleged absentee voter fraud. The town was concerned about a record number of requests for mail in ballots." Cicero candidates accuse each other of voter fraud, ABC Local, Feb. 18, 2013.

2/14/13: INDIANA: Mike Marshall: absentee ballot fraud
"A North Vernon man who worked on a former Jeffersonville mayor’s re-election campaign in 2011 has agreed to plea guilty to three counts of vote fraud in Jennings County Circuit Court on charges related to a campaign there." Matt Koesters, Ex-campaign worker accepts plea in voter-fraud case, News and Tribune, Feb. 14, 2013.

1/31/13: OHIO: Dominique Atkins: double voting
"A Northeast Side woman was fined $500 today for voting twice in the 2010 general election. Dominique Atkins, 38, of Barnes Drive E., pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of attempted illegal voting." John Futty, Woman fined for voting twice in 2010 election, Columbus Dispatch, Jan. 31, 2013.

1/23/13: WISCONSIN: Leonard K. Brown, Chad Vander Hyden: double voting
"Milwaukee prosecutors are investigating at least two instances of suspected voter fraud from the presidential election in November, court records reveal. In one matter, investigators seek records that might prove Leonard K. Brown voted twice in the November election, once in Milwaukee and again in West Milwaukee. The other suggests a Mukwonago man voted there and in West Allis. That man, Chad Vander Hyden, was arrested on charges of double voting in December after he declined West Allis detectives' invitation to come in and discuss what appeared to be his signature on poll records." Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee prosecutors investigating voter fraud, Journal Sentinel, Jan. 23, 2013.

1/21/13: INDIANA: Michael R. Marshall: absentee ballot fraud
"A North Vernon man and longtime Jennings County Democratic Party worker will plead guilty to three counts of vote fraud, according to terms of a plea agreement filed Friday in Jennings County Circuit Court. Michael R. Marshall, 60, will plead guilty to the three offenses, all Class D felony charges that his attorneys will argue to be reduced to Class A misdemeanor charges before Judge Jon Webster." Bryce Mayer, Plea agreement reached in voter fraud case, Plain Dealer-Sun, Jan. 21, 2013.

1/18/13: WISCONSIN: Karl Reinelt: felon voting
"Karl Reinelt, A 51-year-old felon, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of election fraud after voting in the Nov. 6, 2012 election." Steve Garrison, Pewaukee felon charged with voter fraud, Living Lake County, Jan. 18, 2013.

1/10/13: MASSACHUSETTS: Enrico Villamaino, Courtney Llewellyn: absentee ballot fraud
"Former East Longmeadow Selectman Enrico “Jack” Villamaino has been released on his own recognizance after he and his wife Courtney Llewellyn answered to new charges in their voter fraud case...The two are accused in a voter fraud scheme, where in which 280 East Longmeadow residents had their party registration changed from Democratic to unenrolled. 280 applications for absentee ballots were then dropped off at the East Longmeadow Town Clerk’s office." Laura Hutchinson, New Charges for Villamaino and Llewellyn in Voter Fraud Case, WWLP, Jan. 10, 2013.

1/9/13: NORTH CAROLINA: felon voting
"The Scotland County Board of Elections is expected to initiate fraud charges against a felon that officials say voted during in last year’s general election." Mary Katherine Murphy, Board to pursue voter fraud case, Laurinburg Exchange, Jan. 9, 2013.

1/2/13: MASSACHUSETTS: Stephen "Stat" Smith: absentee ballot fraud
"According to a Dec. 20 statement from the US attorney’s office , Smith allegedly submitted fraudulent requests for absentee ballots, then cast those ballots on behalf of voters without their knowledge. Prosecutors say Smith also knowingly delivered absentee ballots to ineligible voters, knowing that their votes in his favor would be fraudulent. Smith was charged with two misdemeanor counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. He faces up to two years in prison, and prosecutors will recommend a 6-month sentence, according to his plea agreement, which also requires that he vacate his seat in the Legislature and prohibits him from seeking another elected office for the next five years." Martine Powers, Everett legislator, charged with voter fraud, vacates seat, Boston Globe, Jan. 2, 2013.

12/28/12: TENNESSEE: voter impersonation, double voting
"District 4 Election Commissioner Carl Payne reported an incident in which "a father cast an absentee ballot, the son voted in person and then the son changes clothes and returned to vote as his father. We learned of this from a written statement from the poll manager." Among other cases reported by Payne (who was defeated Nov. 6 by Sissie Ferguson): A voter came to cast a ballot, gave a name that was on the poll book, signed the receipt book and was allowed to vote. Another person using the same name came to vote later that day, "and was informed he'd already voted. The second person provided proof of identity," Payne reported. Also, a voter cast a ballot in person at the proper precinct — and then prepared a provisional ballot, including a sworn affidavit, at another precinct." Henry Bailey, Potential voter fraud in DeSoto turned over to investigators, The Commercial Appeal, Dec. 20, 2012.

12/20/12: NEW JERSEY: John Fernandez: absentee ballot fraud
"A 61-year0old Belleville man was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for submitting phony absentee ballots while he was working on the 2007 election campaign of state Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-29)." Belleville man gets five years for voter fraud, Belleville Patch, Dec. 20, 2012.

12/14/12: OHIO: double voting
"Auglaize County officials are looking into possible voter fraud after discovering one resident may have voted twice in the Nov. 6 election." Amy Kronenberger, POssible voter fraud incident in Auglaize County, The Daily Standard, Dec. 14, 2012.

12/10/12: NEVADA: Mike Hays: non-resident voting
"Court documents indicate that Hays was registered to vote in both Mohave County and Coconino County. He used a campaign worker’s address in Kingman along with that of a shooting range, also in Kingman, when he filled out paperwork to run for sheriff. But prosecutors say he was actually living in Flagstaff and working for the Arizona Department of Corrections in Winslow." Hays pleads guilty to voter fraud, Mohave Valley Daily News, Dec. 10, 2012.

12/3/12: MINNESOTA: William Manzano, Braulio Manzano: noncitizen voting
"Brothers William and Braulio Manzano were each charged Friday, Nov. 30, in Mower County Court. According to the court complaints, the brothers each checked the boxes on their voter applications that indicate they are not U.S. citizens. However, both men continued to fill out their applications and signed the portion that indicates they are citizens who can vote and that providing false information is a felony offense punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine." Matt Peterson, Two Charged with Voter Fraud in Austin, Austin Daily Herald, Dec. 3, 2012.

11/29/12: MINNESOTA: voter impersonation
"A Cottage Grove man told police Nov. 6 that someone had committed voter fraud by signing his name at a polling place, making it impossible for him to vote. The incident was being investigated." Cottage Grove police reports for Nov. 29: Drugs, suspicious activity, voter fraud, burglary, South Washington County Bulletin, Nov. 29, 2012.

11/29/12: OREGON: Deanna Swenson: ballot tampering
"A grand jury has indicted a Clackamas County woman, for alleged ballot tampering. Deanna Swenson was a temp working for Clackamas County Elections." Clackamas Woman Indicted for Voter Fraud, OPB, Nov. 29, 2012.

11/26/12: OHIO: double voting
"Three cases of possible voter fraud are under investigation in Allen County. Ken Terry, director of the Allen County Board of Elections, announced the cases were passed on to the prosecutor's office after three people voted twice in the Nov. 6 election. He told the board during a special meeting at the Allen County Board of Elections on Monday." Sarah Stemen, Three possible cases of election fraud sent to Allen County prosecutor, Nov. 26, 2012.

11/26/12: MINNESOTA: noncitizen voting
"The Mower County Auditor-Treasurer’s office, after its review of local election ballots, discovered three people who may have illegally voted this year. According to Auditor-Treasurer Doug Groh, all three people indicated that they are not citizens on their voter registration forms. However, the three people continued to fill out their forms and also voted." Matt Peterson, Groh: 3 local ballots showed illegal voting, Austin Daily Herald, Nov. 26, 2012.

11/23/12: IOWA: Tehvedin Murgic, Laurie McCarroll, Leonard Blower: noncitizen voting
"A citizen of Bosnia and two Canadian citizens have been charged with election fraud and fraudulent practices for allegedly registering and voting in Iowa without U.S. citizenship. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said it issued a citation to appear in court for 28-year-old Tehvedin Murgic, of Clive. The DCI said he is a citizen of Bosnia and registered and voted on Nov. 2, 2010. Murgic's attorney did not immediately return a call. Arrest warrants were issued for 66-year-old Laurie McCarroll and 53-year-old Leonard Blower, both of Shenandoah. The DCI said they are Canadian citizens who registered and voted in a school election in September 2011. The DCI said it believes they are no longer living in the United States." 3 more election fraud cases filed, Associated Press, Nov. 23, 2012.

11/21/12: OHIO: double voting
"The Lorain County Board of Elections is investigating a Henrietta Township man who cast two ballots during the presidential election. The man, who could potentially face criminal charges for voter fraud, requested an absentee ballot on Oct. 23, and the ballot was returned to the elections board Nov. 3, according to board records. The man then voted at his polling place Nov. 6." Brad Dicken, Henrietta Township man accused of voting twice, The Chronicle Telegram, Nov. 21, 2012.

11/21/12: IOWA: Albert Harte-Maxwell, Linda Harte-Maxwell, Maria Ayon-Fernandez: noncitizen voting
"Two Canadian nationals and a Mexican national were booked into the Pottawattamie County jail. The felony charges allege they registered to vote in Iowa and voted in at least one election. The arrests followed an investigations by an Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent who was assigned to work with Secretary of State Matt Schultz to root out voter fraud Charged are 52-year-old Albert Harte-Maxwell, 49-year-old Linda Harte-Maxwell, and 40-year-old Maria Ayon-Fernandez, all of Council Bluffs." Three noncitizens charged with voter fraud in Iowa, Associated Press, Nov. 20, 2012.

11/8/12: NEW YORK: Sang Soo Park: improper influence
"A case of election fraud occurred in Flushing when a Korean-American translator helping voters at PS 20 was caught directing them to vote for Democratic candidates. A volunteer poll watcher confirmed the incident. The translator, Sang Soo Park, was expelled from the polling place for breaking the law by telling at least three voters to choose the Democratic slate, according to the observer, attorney Daniel Baek." Peter C. Mastrosimone, Election fraud in Flushing by Korean poll interpreter, Queens Chronicle, Nov. 8, 2012.

11/8/12: NEW YORK: voter impersonation
"there were at least two instances of “outright voter fraud” — one in the city of Poughkeepise and another in Pleasant Valley — where a voter went to vote only to find someone had forged that person’s name and voted in their stead." Patricia Doxsey, Dutchess County voting marred by controversy, Daily Freeman, Nov. 8, 2012.

11/6/12: NORTH CAROLINA: Andrew Gail Holmes: double voting
"An individual by the name of Andrew Gail Holmes voted early in Sampson County, North Carolina and then appeared at their precinct today to vote again, according to the staff director of the Sampson County Board of Elections, Donna Mashburn. “We have a gentleman who had early voted,” Mashburn told me this morning, “and went to his precinct to vote. We are aware of it. We will handle the issue at canvassing.”" Bryan Preston, Democrat Double Voter Caught in North Carolina, PJ Tatler, Nov. 6, 2012.

11/6/12: CALIFORNIA: posthumous voting
"According to state records, Carol has voted in the last two presidential elections, despite having passed away...NBC Bay Area found several other examples, too. People like Sara Schiffman of San Leandro who died in 2007 yet still voted in 2008, or former Hayward police officer Frank Canela Tapia who has voted 8 times since 2005, though he died in 2001." Stephen Stock, Felipe Escamilla and Kevin Nious, Dead and Still Voting, NBC Bay Area, Nov. 6, 2012.

11/5/12: NORTH CAROLINA: improper influence of mentally disabled
"The father of a mentally handicapped woman claims his daughter and others were “carted off” to a North Carolina polling site last week and “coaxed” into voting for President Obama by workers of the group home where she stays Judson Berger, Group home accused of taking patients to vote for Obama, Fox News, Nov. 5, 2012.

11/5/12: PENNSYLVANIA: destruction of voter registrations
"The Community Voters Project is a "non-partisan" lefty organization whose mission is to register people to vote, with a particular emphasis on minorities. In the 2008 election, they had offices in 10 states and registered around 300,000 minority voters. So far, so good. This year, however, it seems they aren't registering everyone who wants to vote. Outside a CVP office in Philadelphia, for example, they shredded and threw away numerous registration forms. A number of these were for people trying to register as a Republican." Mike Flynn, Philly activist group shreds GOP registrations, Breitbart, Nov. 5, 2012.

11/5/12: VIRGINIA: improperly influencing the elderly
"The daughter of an Alzheimer’s patient is fighting mad that a Henrico County rehabilitation facility cast her mother’s vote in the face of warnings that the elderly woman “doesn’t know what she is doing.” Janet Benedict, of Louisa, told she was stunned when the activities director at Lexington Court informed her that 81-year-old Dorene Hagen had voted via absentee ballot." Kenric Ward, VA: Power of attorney doesn't stop Alzheimer's patient from voting, Watchdog, Nov. 5, 2012.

11/5/12: MASSACHUSETTS: Joel Santiago-Vazquez, Bruno Paulino, Jose Jimenez, Marcos Acosta: noncitizen voter registration fraud
"FOX Undercover found out something else about Santiago-Vazquez. He's been registered to vote from his home address in Lawrence since 2010. Our investigation shows he's not the only registered voter in Lawrence who is not a citizen. By cross-checking Lawrence voter records with criminal records that included records indicating lack of citizenship, we found three others: * Bruno Paulino is a legal resident detained by immigration authorities earlier this year, has been a registered Lawrence voter since 2009; * Jose Jimenez, a legal resident who faces "potential deportation to the Dominican Republic", according to federal court records, has been a registered Republican in Lawrence since 2010; * and Marcos Acosta, picked up during a recent immigration sweep, has been a registered voter in Lawrence since 2008." Non-citizens registered to vote in Lawrence but officials shrug, Fox Boston, Nov. 5, 2012.

11/3/12: OHIO: voter registration fraud
"The listing, "Adolf Hitler, John...666," puts his supposed residence in Los Angeles. It was part of a batch of roughly 200 voter registrations that election officials say were flagged as possibly fraudulent, forged, or duplicated by the group that collected them, FieldWorks, a private Washington, D.C. based firm. FieldWorks, says it works largely with Democratic candidates, causes and progressive organizations collecting signatures for voter registration or ballot initiatives across the country." Eric Shawn, Hitler Appears on Ohio Voter Registration Form, Fox News, Nov. 4, 2012.

11/2/12: TEXAS: vote harvesting ring, posthumous voting, absentee ballot fraud
"The Texas Secretary of State has asked the state Attorney General to look into a complaint of "vote-harvesting" centered around a San Antonio cemetery." Complaint alleges widespread voter fraud in South Texas, Gonzales Cannon, Nov. 2, 2012.

11/2/12: NEVADA: double voting
"A criminal complaint accuses Roxanne Rubin of casting a ballot at an early voting location in Henderson on Oct. 29, then trying to vote again at a polling site in Las Vegas on the same day." Woman arrested in Nevada for alleged voter fraud, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 2, 2012.

11/2/12: OREGON: ballot tampering
"A temporary worker with the Clackamas County Elections Division is under investigation over a possible criminal violation of Oregon Election Laws. Oregon Department of Justice spokesperson Jeff Manning confirmed Friday that the state is investigating whether the employee tampered with ballots." Chad Carter, Clackamas Co. elections employee investigated for ballot fraud, KOIN 6, Nov. 2, 2012.

11/2/12: SOUTH DAKOTA: vote buying
"The South Dakota GOP accused Democrats on Thursday of trying to buy votes by serving food at a series of get-out-the-vote rallies" SD Republicans accuse Dems of trading chili for votes, Associated Press, Nov. 2, 2012.

11/2/12: MULTIPLE STATES: voting machine malfunction

    COLORADO: "How would you feel if you went to vote for Mitt Romney, but it turned out you voted for Barack Obama? That's the concern in Pueblo County as early voters are coming forward, saying electronic voting machines changed their vote. Reports of problems have come from every polling location in Pueblo county." Voting machines changed their vote, some say, KOAA, Nov. 2, 2012.
  • OHIO:"Joan Stevens was one of several early voters at the polls on Monday. But when Stevens tried to cast her ballot for president, she noticed a problem. Upon selecting “Mitt Romney” on the electronic touch screen, Barack Obama’s name lit up. It took Stevens three tries before her selection was accurately recorded." Nick Bechtel, Problem found at board of elections, Marion Star, Oct. 31, 2012.
  • KANSAS: "Nancy explained that while her husband was casting a vote for Romney, the touchscreen highlighted Obama." Liz Klimas, MORE ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES CHANGING ROMNEY VOTES TO OBAMA: WE LOOKED INTO IT AND HERE’S WHAT A VENDOR TOLD US, The Blaze, Oct. 31, 2012.
  • NEVADA: "a voter in Las Vegas tried voting for Governor Mitt Romney but the machine automatically checked “Obama” multiple times instead." Voter Machine in Las Vegas Checking Obama, Politichicks, Oct. 25, 2012.
  • NORTH CAROLINA: "On Monday, several voters complained that their electronic ballot machine cast the wrong vote....One of the voters, Sher Coromalis, says she cast her ballot for Governor Mitt Romney, but every time she entered her vote the machine defaulted to President Obama." Scott Gustin, Brandon Jones and Charlie Glancy, Guilford Co. voters say ballot cast for Romney came up Obama on machine, Fox News, Oct. 23, 2012. "Faurest Stum says she voted at the Pleasant Garden Town Hall location. Her vote was for Mitt Romney, but the machine cast the vote for Barack Obama." Scott Gustin, Brandon Jones and Charlie Glancy, More voting problems reported in Jamestown, Pleasant Garden, Fox News, Oct. 24, 2012.

10/30/12: NORTH CAROLINA: double voting
"Former Town Councilwoman Linda Lyons faces voter fraud-related charges after allegedly trying to vote twice during last year’s election, according to a Wake County prosecutor." Former Morrisville councilwoman faces voter fraud charge, News Observer, Oct. 30, 2012.

10/30/12: ARIZONA: absentee ballot fraud
"The Pima County Recorders Office is investigating a case of voter fraud. F. Ann Rodriguez said, while verifying signatures, her operators came across a signature that did not match that of two voters, a husband and wife. Her office then contacted the couple, who confirmed they had not even received their ballots in the mail" Voter fraud investigation underway in Pima County, KVOA News, Oct. 30, 2012.

10/29/12: IOWA: absentee ballot fraud
"Muscatine resident Craig White says a Democratic campaign worker somehow gave his 75-year-old mother the impression that it was OK for her to sign his name on an absentee ballot request form when he wasn’t home." Absentee ballot issues reported in 2 Iowa counties, Des Moines Register, Oct. 29, 2012.

10/23/12: LOUISIANA: Douglas Barthlomew Claiborne: voter registration fraud
"Sheriff's deputies booked Douglas "Barthlomew" Claiborne, 30, in Mansfield, into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center on a warrant issued by the 10th Judicial District in Natchitoches Parish. The Times reports the arrest warrant was based on a complaint by the Louisiana Secretary of State's Election and Compliance Unit. It accuses Claiborne of "procuring falsified voter registration applications." DeSoto School Board member booked with voter fraud, Associated Press, Oct. 23, 2012.

10/22/12: ARKANSAS: vote buying
"[former Democrat state Rep. Hudson]Hallum and three others have pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit election fraud during the special election that put him in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. A total of nine people have been charged by federal and state authorities in connection with the plan." Eric Shawn, Vodka for votes: Arkansas rep, operatives await sentencing in fraud scheme, Fox News, Oct. 22, 2012.

10/22/12: COLORADO: electioneering
"Democratic volunteers offered people free t-shirts and pizza for voting early and posted official Obama campaign signs within 100 feet of the polling location, which is against federal and state election laws." Eli Stokols, Colorado GOP accuses Obama volunteers of electioneering at CSU, Fox KDVR, Oct. 22, 2012.

10/22/12: MICHIGAN: absentee ballot fraud
"More than 800 absentee ballots have not made it to voters in Auburn Hills and are missing..." Auburn Hills missing hundreds of absentee ballots, Associated Press, Oct. 22, 2012.

10/22/12: FLORIDA: voter suppression
"The Florida Division of elections and state law enforcement officials are investigating "multiple" bogus letters sent to Florida voters to inform them that they have been flagged as suspected illegal, non-citizen voters...The letters appear to be going mostly or entirely to Republicans in Florida." Voter suppression efforts in Fla - against Republicans, Tampa Bay Times, Oct. 22, 2012.

10/19/12: MICHIGAN: voter registration fraud
"Eugenia Huguenin says breast cancer killed her daughter long before a voter registration card with Michele Huguenin's name and supposed signature was filed this year in Palm Beach County." Andy Reid and Barbara Hijek, Dead woman among names on disputed voter forms, Sun Sentinel, Oct. 19, 2012.

10/19/12: VIRGINIA: Colin Small: destruction of voter registration applications, disclosure of voter registration information
"Colin Small, was caught throwing out voter registration forms, Richmond, Va., the Rockingham County sheriff's office confirmed to CBS News." Lucy Madison, Man charged after tossing voter registration forms in Virginia, CBS News, Oct. 19, 2012.

10/19/12: FLORIDA: Michel S. Pawlowski: registration fraud
"In documents filed with the Secretary of State, [former St. Augustine Beach Mayor Frank] Charles claims that the father of City Commissioner Undine Pawlowski, 68-year-old Michel S Pawlowski, has fraudulently misrepresented his place of residence at the beach, presumably so that her gentleman friend, Edward Stephen George, can pick up another critical vote." Former mayor claims voter fraud at beach, Historic City News, Oct. 19, 2012.

10/17/12: MASSACHUSETTS: Enrico "Jack" Villamaino, Courtney Llewellyn: ballot tampering
A judge set a $10,000 cash bail for Enrico "Jack" Villamaino, after after the former East Longmeadow selectman pleaded innocent to a 12-count election fraud indictment. Jack Flynn, Former East Longmeadow Selectman Enrico "Jack" Villamaino denies 12-count election fraud indictment, The Massachusetts Republican, Oct. 17, 2012.

10/17/12: OHIO: Dominique Atkins, Debbie L. Tingler, Marian Wilson: double voting
"Three Franklin County residents face felony charges of voter fraud after the Board of Elections reported that they had voted more than once in a past election." 3 People Indicted for Felony Vote Fraud, The Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 17, 2012.

10/16/12: FLORIDA: Noucelie Josna, Carline Paul: absentee ballot fraud
"In his lawsuit, Julien alleges that Josna and a woman named Carline Paul gathered several fraudulent absentee ballots from nursing homes and apartments. Josna has not responded to a court-ordered subpoena and a private investigator hired by Julien has not been able to track her down. On Tuesday, Judge Charles Francis reviewed more than 150 absentee ballots from two contested precincts in the race and found six of them to be invalid." Toluse Olorunnipa, Judge wants police to find 'Queen of Absentee Ballots', The Miami Herald, Oct. 16, 2012.

10/15/12: WISCONSIN: Yadira Colon: election fraud and falsification of nomination papers
"A former Oshkosh woman has been convicted of two felonies for election fraud and falsification of nomination papers. Yadira Colon was convicted Monday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court and sentenced to 20 days in jail and one year on probation." Former Oskhosh Woman Yadira Colon Convicted of Election Fraud, Associated Press, Oct. 15, 2012.

10/10/12: MICHIGAN: John Scott: election fraud
"Oakland County prosecutors are expected to issue a misdemeanor election fraud warrant today against John Scott, an independent candidate for Oakland County commissioner." Election fraud warrant to be issued against candidate in Oakland County race, Detroit Free Press, Oct. 10, 2012.

10/5/12: FLORIDA: Florida Democrat Party, Florida New Majority Education Fund, National Council of La Raza/Democracia USA: voter registration fraud
"The Florida Department of State on Friday confirmed that it has forwarded complaints about voter registration fraud that have been filed against the Democrats, as well as two other groups — the Florida New Majority Education Fund and the National Council of La Raza/Democracia USA." Gary Fineout, Voter fraud complaint filed against Fla. Democrats, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 5, 2012.

10/2/12: NORTH DAKOTA: Samuel Ojuri, Joshua Colville, Marcus Williams, Brendin Pierre, Lucas Albers, Aireal Boyd, Demitrius Gray, Bryan Shepherd, Antonio Rogers and Charles Smith III: forgery
"Ten football players at North Dakota State pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor election fraud and were sentenced to community service for faking signatures on ballot measure petitions they were hired to collect. Among the players on the nation’s top-ranked Football Championship Subdivision team who pleaded guilty were starters Samuel Ojuri, Joshua Colville, Marcus Williams and Brendin Pierre. The other players were Lucas Albers, Aireal Boyd, Demitrius Gray, Bryan Shepherd, Antonio Rogers and Charles Smith III." 10 North Dakota State University football players plead guilty in petition fraud case, Washington Post, Oct. 2, 2012.

9/30/12: MARYLAND: deceased voting
"According to their research, voter registration numbers for Montgomery County resident Rufus Harris of Silver Spring, who died in 2002, was used to cast an absentee ballot in the 2008 general election. Prince George’s County resident George T. Zell of Hyattsville, who died in July 2004, cast a vote in the 2004 general election. Records also indicated that Harris became registered as a voter on Sept. 4, 2008, six years after his death. The group also identified two deceased people who were registered to vote after their deaths. James Proctor of Laurel died in 1988 and became registered in 1992, and Virginia Ann Given of Upper Marlboro, who died in 1991, also became registered in 1992. Both names remain on the Maryland rolls today as “inactive” voters, although neither have cast a vote under their new voter registration numbers." Mary Dowling, 67, who currently resides in a nursing home in Timonium, has two voter registration numbers. The latest voting records that are available show Dowling has been voting twice in almost every even-year election since 2002, in both the general and the primary. Ten out of 16 times Dowling voted by absentee ballot. Glynis Kazanjian, Dead people voted and registered to vote, Maryland Reporter, Sept. 30, 2012.

9/29/12: FLORIDA: Nathan Sproul and Strategic Allied Consulting: voter registration fraud
"The firm, Strategic Allied Consulting, has been fired by the Republican National Committee after over 100 hundred allegedly fraudulent signatures appeared in Palm Beach County." Eric Shawn, RNC Fires Consulting Firm After Florida Counties Report Voter Registration Fraud, Fox News, Sept. 29, 2012.

9/28/12: NEW JERSEY: John Fernandez: absentee ballot fraud
"John Fernandez, 61, of Belleville, was found guilty of election fraud following a two-week trial. The jury found Fernandez guilty of charges of conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree)." Darryl R. Isherwood, Essex man convicted of absentee ballot fraud, Politicker NJ, Sept. 28, 2012.

9/26/12: ARKANSAS: Amos Sanders, Lisa Burns, Deshay Lorenzo Parker III, Leroy Grant: absentee ballot fraud
"Five more Crittenden County residents were arrested and charged Tuesday with using absentee ballots to defraud an election official during three special elections in 2011.....The new charges were filed against Eric Fontain Cox of Earle and four people from West Memphis — Amos Sanders, Lisa Burns, Deshay Lorenzo Parker III and Leroy Grant." 5 charged iwth ballot fraud in Crittenden County, 4 guilty pleas already entered, Baxter Bulletin, Sept. 26, 2012.

9/25/12: ARIZONA: double voting
"Secretary of State Ken Bennett announced Tuesday that nine new cases of suspected voter fraud from the 2008 election are under investigation by the Arizona Attorney General. Bennett said the Cross-State Match program helps states exchange voter-registration history to keep people from voting more than once in any given election." Jim Cross, Arizona ready to crack down on voter fraud, KTAR, Sept. 25, 2012.

9/20/12: IOWA: Albert Harte-Maxwell, Linda Harte-Maxwell, Maria Ayon-Fernandez: non-citizen voting
"The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation filed election misconduct charges Thursday against three Council Bluffs residents, alleging they registered to vote without U.S. citizenship and voted in at least one election... The three people arrested in Iowa, where it's a felony for noncitizens to vote, were 52-year-old Albert Harte-Maxwell and 49-year-old Linda Harte-Maxwell, along with Maria Ayon-Fernandez, 40. The Harte-Maxwells have Canadian citizenship, and Ayon-Fernandez is from Mexico. All three were booked into the Pottawattamie County jail on Thursday and released." David Pitt, 3 noncitizens in Iowa charged with voter fraud, Associated Press, Sept. 20, 2012.

9/14/12: INDIANA: Paul Etheridge, Joshua Clemons: vote fraud
"According to the indictment, Paul Etheridge, a candidate in the New Albany Democratic mayoral primary, knowingly forged or falsely made the official endorsement of the ballots of two women in March 2011. The indictment also alleges Etheridge solicited one of the women to complete the ballot, knowing she was ineligible to register to vote or to vote. The indictment also claimed Etheridge delivered the ballots to the women to vote. Separately, Joshua Clemons was indicted on charges he solicited two others to complete an absentee ballot knowing they were ineligible to register to vote or to vote and delivering the ballots to them to vote." New Albany mayoral primary candidate indicted on voter fraud charges, WLKY, Sept. 14, 2012.

9/11/12: HAWAII: double voting
"Hawaii County detectives have opened an investigation into allegations of voter fraud during the 2010 election. Police declined to give details, but the Hawaii County Clerk's Office said in July that an audit of the county’s voter rolls showed four people voted twice in 2010 elections and that between 50 and 60 people were registered more than once." Hawaii County police open 2010 voter fraud investigation, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Sept. 11, 2012.

9/7/12: CALIFORNIA: Ricardo Lopez-Munguia: noncitizen voting
"A Mexican who was deported decades ago for drug trafficking pleaded guilty this week to living illegally in Escondido under a false identity and fraudulently voting in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, federal authorities said Friday. Ricardo Lopez-Munguia, 45, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted entry to the U.S. after deportation, making a false claim to U.S. citizenship, and voter fraud by an illegal alien, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office." Mexican man admits to voter fraud, Escondido, Sept. 7, 2012.

9/7/12: IOWA: Jason Anthony Rawlin, Stacy Rae Brown: election fraud
"A DCI investigation has resulted in two individuals being charged with Election Fraud, a Class D Felony, and Fraudulent Practices, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Those charged are 37 year old Jason Anthony Rawlin of Indianola, Iowa, and 37 year old Stacy Rae Brown of Kanawha, Iowa." More Election Charges Filed, Iowa Republican, 2012.

9/7/12: NORTH DAKOTA: Lucas Albers, Aireal Boyd, Don Carter, Joshua Colville, Joshua Gatlin, Demitrius Gray, Darren (D.J.) McNorton, Sam Ojuri, Brendin Pierre, Antonio Rodgers, Bryan Shepherd, Charles (C.J.) Smith, Marcus Williams, Jennifer Krahn and William Brown: forgery
"Fifteen people were charged Friday with violating North Dakota election law, many of them telling investigators they forged names on petitions they circulated in order to meet quotas and achieve bonus pay...According to the Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office, the individuals charged are: Lucas Albers, Aireal Boyd, Don Carter, Joshua Colville, Joshua Gatlin, Demitrius Gray, Darren (D.J.) McNorton, Sam Ojuri, Brendin Pierre, Antonio Rodgers, Bryan Shepherd, Charles (C.J.) Smith, Marcus Williams, Jennifer Krahn and William Brown." Dave Olson, 15 accused of rampant petition fraud in face of quotas, bonus pay; 10 Bison FB players charged, Inforum, Sept. 7, 2012.

9/5/12: ARKANSAS: Hudson Hallum, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone: absentee ballot fraud; bribery
"Prosecutors said Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum of Marion, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone acknowledged that they participated in a conspiracy to bribe voters to influence absentee votes in the Arkansas District 54 primary, runoff and general elections in 2011." Ark. lawmaker pleads guilty to election charge, Fox News 16, Sept. 5, 2012.

9/2/12: NORTH DAKOTA: vote fraud
"The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reported the statement said formal misdemeanor charges against the others were expected in a day or so. The newspaper reported Tuesday eight North Dakota State University football players and one former player were among the 10 people suspected of fraud in attempts to place two measures on this fall's general election ballot." 10 to face voter fraud charges in N.D., UPI, Sept. 5, 2012.

9/2/12: CALIFORNIA: Roderick Wright: vote fraud
"Almost two years after his grand jury indictment on eight felony counts of voter fraud and perjury, state Sen. Roderick Wright has yet to stand trial. The longtime Inglewood Democrat may not get his full day in court before voters decide this fall whether to give him another term in the Legislature." Jean Merl, State senator's trial may begin just before election, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 2, 2012.

9/2/12: FLORIDA: Derrick Henry: absentee ballot fraud
"Two weeks ago, the Supervisor of Elections, Ann McFall, announced her office was looking into questionable absentee ballots gathered by Henry's campaign. In 2012, Henry won a city commission seat for zone five and was in office when he was charged and arrested for voter fraud after one of his workers fraudulently requested absentee ballots." Saul Saenz, Derrick Henry campaign responds to voter fraud allegations, News 13, Sept. 2, 2012.

9/1/12: FLORIDA: absentee ballot fraud
"Rep. John Patrick Julien’s official challenge to the results of the District 107 primary race for the Florida House includes allegations of absentee ballot fraud at assisted living facilities and nursing homes." Julien's claim of absentee ballot fraud focuses on nursing homes, ALFs", Miami Herald, Sept. 1, 2012.

8/22/12: RHODE ISLAND: David Cicilline: vote fraud
"Democratic congressional candidate Anthony Gemma on Wednesday accused U.S. Rep. David Cicilline of committing voter fraud." Michelle R. Smith, Gemma Accuses Cicilline of Voter Fraud, Boston Globe, Aug. 22, 2012.

8/15/12: Timothy Noel Zureick: voter registration fraud "A former Ohio University student was in jail in Hamilton County Wednesday, facing multiple felony counts for allegedly forging 22 signatures on a petition for the redistricting amendment to the Ohio Constitution. He faces an additional criminal charge for having allegedly signed his own name with a false address." Jim Phillips, Former OU student charged with forging signatures on redistricting petition, Athens News, Aug. 15, 2012.

8/13/12: FLORIDA: Josef Sever: noncitizen voting
"A Plantation man who authorities said admitted voting in two presidential elections in Broward County though he is not a U.S. citizen has been indicted on federal charges. Federal investigators began looking at Josef Sever, 52, earlier this year when state officials forwarded his name as a possible illegal voter, according to court records. The indictment against Sever was made public on Monday." Paula McMahon, Just in time for primaries, Broward non-citizen indicted for voting, Sun Sentinel, Aug. 13, 2012.

8/11/12: IOWA
"An Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent has been assigned to work full-time with Secretary of State Matt Schultz's office to look into allegations of voter fraud" Agent reassigned to chase voter fraud, Associated Press, Aug. 11, 2012.

8/10/12: FLORIDA: Sergio Robaina: absentee ballot fraud
"Sergio Robaina was charged with two felony counts of voter fraud for allegedly filling out the two ballots in a way that did not match the voters’ intentions. He also faces two counts of violating a county ordinance by possessing more than two absentee ballots belonging to others." Former Hialeah mayor's uncle arrested in absentee-ballot fraud investigation, Miami Herald, Aug. 10, 2012.

8/9/12: MICHIGAN: Paul Seewald, Don Yowchuang: petition fraud
"[F]our former staffers 'were engaged in a blatant attempt to commit forgery and election fraud,' Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Detroit. 'They copied petitions, submitted petitions falsely signed by circulators and did cut-and-paste jobs that would make an elementary art teacher cringe,' Schuette said." David Bailey, Ex-US lawmaker's aides charged with faking vote petitions, Chicago Tribune, Aug. 9, 2012.

8/7/12: MASSACHUSETTS: voter registration fraud
"The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office is looking into possible voter registration fraud in east Longmeadow. The problem came to light when some voters in town say their party affiliations were changed without permission." Secretary of State Galvin Investigates Possible Voter Registration Fraud in East Longmeadow, WGGB ABC40, Aug. 7, 2012.

8/6/12: OHIO: voter registration fraud
"The Montgomery County Board of Elections is investigating a large case of possible voter registration fraud, after receiving more than 100 “suspicious” registration cards from a single organization, many that appeared to have false or nonexistent addresses." Jeremy Kelly, Montgomery Co. probes possible voter fraud, Dayton Daily News, Aug. 6, 2012.

8/3/12: CALIFORNIA: nonresident voting
"A Record investigation found McNerney registered and voted in the primary election in Stockton, though his main residence appears to be in Pleasanton." GOP officials file complaint of voter fraud against McNerney, The Record, August 3, 2012.

8/2/12: TEXAS: nonresident voting "Upshur County GOP Chairman Ken Ambrose has filed a new complaint with the Texas attorney general regarding potential voter fraud in the county’s primary election....Ambrose said at least six people participated in early voting for the May 29 Republican Primary with “questionable” addresses." Christina Lane, Upshur County GOP chairman alleges voter fraud, News Journal, August 2, 2012.

8/2/12: FLORIDA: Deisy Penton de Cabrera: absentee ballot fraud
"Deisy Penton de Cabrera, 56, was charged with absentee-ballot fraud, a third-degree felony, and two misdemeanor counts of violating a county ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to possess more than two ballots belonging to other voters. Investigators say Cabrera illegally collected at least 31 absentee ballots for the Aug. 14 primary election." Patricia Mazzei, Daniel Chang, Charles Rabin and Christina Veiga, Florida woman is charged with absentee-ballot fraud, McClatchy Newspapers, August 2, 2012.

8/2/12: TEXAS: vote fraud "Political activist Armando Gonzales says in his letter to Kennedy that there was suspect activity both during the early vote and on election day. He claims voters were unduly influenced on their way to the polls and at the voting booth." Complaint Filed Claiming Voter Fraud, Fox, August 2, 2012.

7/30/12: TEXAS: voter intimidation
"Esiquiel Silva joined the Citizens Against Voter Abuse because he said his father was almost victimized. He claims the elderly man was almost forced into a van headed to the polls to vote for a certain candidate. Silva said it all happened while his father was at an adult day care in Brownsville." Daisy Martinez, Keeping a Close Eye on Voter Fraud, Valley Central, July 30, 2012.

7/30/12: FLORIDA: vote fraud
"Authorities are investigating a case of potential voter fraud, right before the August primary. A 71-year-old Hialeah woman said she trusted a woman to fill out her absentee ballot. However, the woman took off with the ballot, and the elderly woman said she has no clue for whom she voted." Alleged voter fraud incident under investigation, WSVN, July 30, 2012.

7/29/12: TEXAS: vote fraud
"According to the amended petition, more than 30 people cast a ballot who were not registered to vote at least 30 days before the election. The petition states the voters registered between May 14-19. The primary was May 29. It also lists several voters who submitted mail-in ballots stating they are disabled. Barrera's petition asks for those ballots to be declared void because those people are not disabled. Others, the petition states, have permanent addresses in Alice but actually live in Corpus Christi." Julie Silva, Jim Wells Election Contest Goes to Court, Caller, July 29, 2012.

7/29/12: FLORIDA: Daisy Cabrera: absentee ballot fraud
"Matilde Galindo, who is 75 and illiterate, has no clue who she voted for last week. She said that late in June, Daisy Cabrera, an acquaintance of a distant relative, offered to help her register as a Miami-Dade County voter... Authorities are investigating Cabrera, 56, after finding her in possession of dozens of absentee ballots last week in Hialeah. It is the first case of its kind since a new county ordinance took effect this month that makes it a misdemeanor to possess two or more ballots belonging to someone else." Melissa Sanchez and Enrique Flor, As Hialeah absentee-ballot probe continues, voter regrets accepting help, Miami Herald, July 29, 2012.

7/28/12: HAWAII: absentee ballot fraud
"The FBI has gotten involved in an investigation into allegations of voter fraud on the Big Island, sources told Hawaii News Now Friday...About one week ago, state officials received reports about possible voter fraud on the Big Island, allegations that someone was doctoring absentee ballots, sources said." Keoki Kerr, Sources: State Taps FBI for Help in Voter Fraud Probe, Hawaii News Now, July 28, 2012.

7/27/12: MISSISSIPPI: vote fraud
"A Hinds County jury ordered Tuesday's election after finding the first runoff between Cooper-Stokes and Jackson was tainted by voter fraud." Report: Some votes not certified in Ward 3 City Council election, MSNBC, July 27, 2012.

7/26/12: NEW MEXICO: Luz Vargas, Mary Ann O'Brien: false voting
"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 Wednesday with false voting, conspiracy to commit false voting, registration offenses, falsifying election documents and false swearing." 2 more accused of fraud in Sunland Park election, San Francisco Gate, July 26, 2012.

7/26/12: VIRGINIA: Bonnie Nicholson: felon voting
"A felon living in Louisa County registered to vote illegally and then cast a ballot in the 2008 presidential election after filling out and submitting a voter-registration form she received by mail from the Voter Participation Center, a state senator who prosecuted the case confirmed Wednesday." Mark Bowes, Louisa felon illegally registered after receiving form from Voter Participation Center, Richmond Times Dispatch, July 26, 2012.

7/26/12: ARIZONA: deceased voting
"A Pinal County supervisor candidate has withdrawn from the race in the wake of voter-fraud allegations involving a former companion who, records show, has continued to vote by absentee ballot in the five years since her death. His statement made no mention of the scandal unleashed in an anonymous, undated letter sent several weeks ago to the Pinal County Recorder's Office. As recently as this year, the letter alleged, someone had been filling out and mailing in absentee ballots addressed to a woman who died on Feb. 3, 2007. The woman, Sheila Nassar, and Enright lived together at the time of her death." Lindsey Collom, Pinal County supervisor hopeful John Enright quits, The Republic, July 26, 2012.

7/26/12: KENTUCKY: Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings, Earl Young: vote buying
"Three people from Breathitt County who were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate's race are expected to be sentenced. Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings, and Earl Young all pleaded guilty or were convicted in the case." Three convicted in vote fraud case will be sentenced Thursday, WYMT, July 26, 2012.

7/25/12: KENTUCKY: vote buying
""We believe that drug money did buy votes," Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, said. He described a stunning vote-buying scheme that includes "very extensive, organized criminal activity, involving hundreds of thousands of dollars, and in many cases that involves drug money." Harvey has led a recent string of federal prosecutions exposing the widespread and accepted practice of vote buying in eastern Kentucky." Eric Shawn, Drug money funds voter fraud in Kentucky, Fox News, July 25, 2012.

7/23/12: MICHIGAN: vote fraud
"A Macomb Township resident has filed a lawsuit against the county and Macomb Township clerks that challenges the validity of more than 50 signatures on supervisor candidate Janet Dunn's nominating petitions" Macomb Man Alleges Election Fraud, Sues Township, County Clerks, The Patch, July 23, 2012.

7/20/12: ARKANSAS: ballot fraud
"A special prosecutor has been appointed to handle a case involving allegations of voter fraud in Mississippi County." Special prosecutor to handle Ark. vote fraud case, Associated Press, July 20, 2012.

7/20/12: WEST VIRGINIA: absentee ballot fraud
"Lincoln County Commissioner Thomas Ramey is scheduled to plead guilty next month in connection with a vote fraud investigation." Guilty Plea Hearing Set In Vote Fraud Case, Metro News, July 20, 2012.

7/20/12: WISCONSIN: Brice E. Liezen: felon voting
"A 41-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man who was convicted of a felony in 2009 faces a new felony charge after authorities say he voted in the June 5 recall election. Brice E. Liezen is charged with voter registration fraud." Karen Madden, Felon charged with voter fraud, Daily Tribune, July 19, 2012.

7/17/12: CALIFORNIA: vote fraud
"The documents state that in city elections in 2007 and 2009, ballots in favor of challengers were discarded, while ballots that favored incumbents were retained." Olsen Ebright, Melissa Pamer and Jason Kandel, Election Fraud Alleged in Cudahy; 2 Accept Plea Deal, NBC Los Angeles, July 17, 2012.

7/13/12: NEW MEXICO: Jose Ramirez, Elizabeth Ramirez, Matthew Valenzuela, Nelson Owens: registration fraud
"Third Judicial District Attorney Amy Orlando announced Friday that voter fraud charges from a Sunland Park election were filed against Texas residents Jose Ramirez, Elizabeth Ramirez, Matthew Valenzuela and Santa Teresa, N.M. resident Nelson Owens." 4 more charged in Sunland Park voter fraud case, Associated Press, July 13, 2012.

7/12/12: ARIZONA: nonresident voting
"A former candidate for Mohave County Sheriff was charged on felony counts for claiming to be a resident of the county when he actually was not. Michael David Hays of Flagstaff was charged in Kingman Justice Court on four counts of voter fraud. The first count stated that on March 11, 2010, Hays allegedly made fraudulent statements about his residence on a voter registration form. The second count stated that on Jan. 22, 2011, he allegedly made fraudulent statements on the form." Jim Seckler, Former candidate charged with voter fraud, The Daily News, July 12, 2012.

7/10/12: VIRGINIA: Sheila J. Peterson: felon voting
"A convicted drug felon who pleaded no contest Tuesday to illegally registering to vote in the 2008 general election later withdrew her plea after a judge – concerned about her sobriety – ordered that she immediately be tested for drugs. She failed, testing positive for cocaine." Mark Bowes, Woman in voter fraud case jailed after positive drug screen, Richmond Times Dispatch, July 10, 2012.

7/6/12: VIRGINIA: nonresident voting
"A former Charlottesville City Council candidate will spend 60 days in jail for using a false address on campaign filings... Halfaday pleaded guilty in August 2011 to a felony election fraud count. Prosecutors say he no longer lived at an address he listed on campaign paperwork that he filed for the 2011 election." Voter fraud sends former Charlottesville Council candidate to jail, Associated Press, July 6, 2012.

7/6/12: TEXAS: dead voting
"There are about 325 supercentenarians in the country and 79th District Attorney Armando Barrera finds it hard to believe 18 of them voted in the Brooks County primary in May." Julie Silva, Allegations of voter fraud in Jim Wells, Brooks counties, Corpus Christi Caller, July 7, 2012.

7/3/12: NEW YORK: vote fraud
"Rangel holds a narrow lead of just 802 votes in the Democratic primary for New York's 13th congressional district -- 2,000 absentee and affidavit ballots are set to be counted on Thursday. Both sides are waiting for the final tally in a race marred by accusations from supporters of Rangel's challenger that there was widespread voter fraud and voter suppression aimed at Latino voters." Eric Shawn, Rangel opponent floats possibility of new election amid fraud claims, Fox News, July 3, 2012.

7/3/12: CALIFORNIA: vote fraud
"Two elections are now part of an FBI investigation into allegations of corruption at Cudahy City Hall. Transcripts of wiretaps allegedly show that local officials believed they could control election outcomes." In Cudahy, FBI probes allegations of election fraud, Los Angeles Times, July 3, 2012.

7/2/12: NEW MEXICO: Elias Fresquez: vote buying
"Last month, 4 On Your Side investigative team showed an undercover video of a political operative Elias Fresquez telling our producer who to vote for and offering whiskey as he drove him to an early voting site." 4 On Your Side: State police to investigate Espanola voter fraud, KOB News, July 2, 2012.

6/26/12: OHIO: Robert Gilchrist: illegal voting
"Robert Gilchrist, former director of the Lorain County Community Action Agency and Lorain city official, was secretly indicted on four counts of illegal voting." Kaylee Remington, Gilchrist indicted for voter fraud, The Morning Journal, Jun. 26, 2012.

6/25/12: WISCONSIN: missing voter signatures
"Republican recount observers are raising a red flag over votes cast by residents who registered on election day after pages of missing signatures from same-day voters have been discovered throughout the City of Racine." Heather Asiyanbi, More Election Snafus Reported in Racine Recall Election, Caledonia Patch, Jun. 26, 2012.

6/25/12: VIRGINIA: Feda Kidd Morton: registration fraud
"A grand jury handed down an indictment against Feda Kidd Morton Monday morning in Fluvanna County Circuit Court, formally accusing her of making a false statement on a voter registration form, Commonwealth’s Attorney Jeffery W. Haislip confirmed." Fluvanna school teacher officially indicted in voter fraud, The Daily Progress, Jun. 25, 2012.

6/20/12: NEW YORK: multiple voting
"The commissioner of the state Department of Education is investigating election fraud accusations at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District... John Allen said he brought up concerns because he saw more than one person vote more than once at the May 15 election, saw students wearing "Vote Yes" T-shirts in the polling place and said the voting procedures were disorganized." RCS vote subject of state fraud probe, Times Union, Jun. 20, 2012.

6/19/12: ARKANSAS: absentee ballot fraud
"Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington has asked a state police investigator to look into suspected absentee ballot fraud in one Region 8 county." Ellington asks Investigator to look into suspected voter fraud, KAITC8 ABC, Jun. 19, 2012.

6/14/12: WISCONSIN: vote fraud
"The Racine County sheriff's department is trying to find out how election related documents ended up in a dumpster. The sheriff's department confirms they are investigating possible voting irregularities at the Cesar Chavez Community Center." Racine County sheriff's department looking into possible voting irregularities, WTMJ, Jun. 14, 2012.

6/14/2012 ARIZONA: nonresident voting, posthumous voting
"The political furor is complicated by allegations of election fraud in a mayoral vote that tallied just 706 ballots. Town Manager Alex Taft announced during this week's council meeting that 168 votes are under investigation. Cowell said she and other incumbents believe "something is not right" because about 300 new voters registered before the election, including some staying on federal lands. "We have proof that there were (three) people who were dead who voted," she added." Dennis Wagner, Quartsite refuses to seat winning mayor, Arizona Republic, June 14, 2012.

6/11/2012 PENNSYLVANIA: Robyn Pugh: nonresident voting
"The Monroe County district attorney's office charged the embattled former Middle Smithfield Township golf course director with several counts of voter fraud Monday. Robyn Pugh was charged with perjury, false swearing in official matters and unlawful voting. She could receive up to 10 years in prison and fines of $20,000. The DA alleged that Pugh registered to vote in Middle Smithfield Township and voted there four times when she was actually living in Stroud Township." DA charges ex-Middle Smithfield golf director Pugh with voter fraud, Pocono Record, June 11, 2012.

6/6/2012 OHIO: Joseph Gallucci: election fraud
"Russo testified that he figured Gallucci's sham candidacy saved him about $50,000 in campaign advertising he didn't have to pay." James F. McCarty, Former Cuyahoga County employee is sentenced to prison for running a sham election in 2006, Plain Dealer, June 6, 2012.

5/25/2012 VIRGINIA: Sheila J. Peterson & Michael Anthony Harris: felon voting
"Sheila J. Peterson, 53, was indicted Monday by a Chesterfield County grand jury on one felony count of making a false statement on an election form on Oct. 3, 2008, according to court records. Last week, Michael Anthony Harris, 50, was arrested in Chesterfield on a similar charge for an offense that occurred on Sept. 26, 2008, records show." Mark Bowes, State voter fraud investigation results in two more arrests in Chesterfield , Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 25, 2012.

5/23/2012 TEXAS: ineligible voting
"A KAMC investigation shows Harvey has reason to question her election. We obtained a copy of the official list of voters filed with the Texas Secretary of State's Office by officials in Crosby County. That list says 187 people voted in the recent election. We also go a copy of the tally sheet used by election officials to count the votes. It lists 199 total votes for mayor... Rowland and Jane King said two of their neighbors were given ballots for council races where they weren't eligible to vote. When they went to City Hall to question the validity of that, nobody could give them an answer." Nick Ochsner, KAMC Investigates: Voter Fraud in the City of Lorenzo, KAMC, May 23, 2012.

5/23/2012 IDAHO: double voting
"A northern Idaho county is investigating possible election-night fraud after one voter may have voted twice in the May 15 primary. Kootenai County told the Coeur d'Alene Press a precinct poll worker didn't notice a voter had already voted absentee before showing up to a polling place and voting in person, too." Associated Press, N. Idaho officials investigating possible voter fraud, KIVI-TV, May 23, 2012.

5/4/2012 CALIFORNIA: Richard Alarcon & Flora Montes De Oca Alarcon: nonresident voting
"Moving swiftly after a judge dismissed its case, the district attorney's office refiled 24 perjury and voter-fraud charges late Thursday afternoon against Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes De Oca Alarcon. The new charges make the same allegations as a case thrown out by Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy on Thursday morning, accusing the Alarcons of lying about living in a house in Panorama City so that the councilman could run for his 7th District office." Perjury, Fraud Charges Refiled Against Richard Alarcon And Wife, Los Angeles Times, May 4, 2012.

5/3/2012 WISCONSIN: Yadira Colon: forgery
"A former Oshkosh woman will stand trial on two counts of election fraud and two counts of falsifying nomination papers. Forty-four-year-old Yadira Colon was bound over for trial Thursday in Milwaukee County." Woman to Be Tried for Election Fraud, Associated Press, May 3, 2012.

5/2/2012 INDIANA: Douglas Campbell: absentee ballot fraud
"Austin Mayor Douglas Campbell and a city employee surrendered Tuesday to face the felony voter fraud and conspiracy charges. The accusations include that they illegally accepted absentee ballots from voters and that Campbell in one instance filled out a woman's incomplete ballot." Southern Indiana mayor faces voter fraud charges, Associated Press, May 2, 2012.

4/26/2012 WISCONSIN: Austin Thompson: nonresident voting
"Voter registration applications from three men who listed the Glendale Residence Inn as their address is what sparked this investigation…The three including Austin Thompson, who was arrested last year during an occupy protest, are accused of voter fraud by registering and voting even though they lived in a hotel." Milwaukee County DA investigating voter fraud claims, WTMJ4, Apr. 26, 2012.

4/22/2012 VIRGINIA: 400 cases of vote fraud
"As Virginia legislators hotly debated a voter ID bill that narrowly passed the General Assembly, many were unaware of a state police investigation that, so far, has resulted in charges against 38 people statewide for voter fraud. Warrants have been obtained for a 39th person who can't be located. A majority of those cases already have resulted in convictions, and 26 additional cases are still being actively investigated nearly 3½ 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." Mark Bowes, Va. Investigates voter fraud , Richmond Times Dispatch, Apr. 22, 2012.

4/14/2012 FLORIDA: 9 individuals charged with various counts of vote fraud "Abra “Tina” Hill Johnson, 43, was charged with 10 counts of fraud in connection with casting a vote, and two counts of absentee ballots and voting violations. Her husband Ernest Sinclair Johnson, Jr., 45, was charged with 11 counts of fraud in connection with casting votes, one count of corruptly influencing voting, and one count of perjury by false written declaration. Jada Woods Williams, 34, Madison County Supervisor of Elections, was charged with 17 counts of neglect of duty and corrupt practices for allowing the distribution of these absentee ballots, contrary to Florida state statute. The following individuals, all residents of Madison, Fla., were arrested for their role in the fraud:
* Judy Ann Crumitie, 51, charged with four counts of fraud in connection with casting a vote, and one count of providing a false report to law enforcement authorities
* Laverne V. Haynes, 57, charged with two counts of fraud in connection with casting a vote, two counts of perjury by false written declaration, and one count of providing a false report to law enforcement authorities
* Ora Bell Rivers, 41, charged with seven counts of fraud in connection with casting a vote, three counts of perjury by false written declaration, and one count of providing a false report to law enforcement authorities
* Raven Simona Williams, 20, charged with two counts of fraud in connection with casting a vote, two counts of perjury by false written declaration, and one count of providing a false report to law enforcement authorities
* Shalonda Michaelle Brinson, 36, charged with nine counts of fraud in connection with casting a vote, and one count of provided a false report to law enforcement authorities." Julie Montanaro and Mike Springer, Madison 9 Attorney Speaks Out, WCTV, Apr. 14, 2012.

4/10/2012 CALIFORNIA: Gary Sabara, Jr.: nonresident voting
"In one of the disallowed ballots, the chamber alleged voter Gary Sabara Jr. actually lived in Buena Park. Frederic Woocher, the chamber's attorney, presented evidence gathered by a private investigator, including Sabara's Facebook page and an Orange County Register article that listed him as a resident of Buena Park." Sam Allen, Vernon council election thrown into chaos by fraud allegations, Los Angeles Times, Apr. 10, 2012.

4/3/2012 INDIANA: forgery
"Prosecutors in South Bend, Ind., filed charges Monday against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot. The officials are accused of taking part in a scheme to fake signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for president. Court papers say the plan was hatched by local Democratic Party officials inside the local party headquarters. Among those charged is the former long-time chairman of the St. Joseph County Democratic Party, Butch Morgan, who allegedly ordered the forgeries...The St. Joseph County Board of Voter Registration's Democratic board member, Pam Brunette, Board of Voter Registration worker Beverly Shelton and Democratic volunteer and former board worker Dustin Blythe also face charges." Eric Shawn, 4 Indiana Dems charged with election fraud in 2008 presidential race, Fox News, Apr. 3, 2012.

3/24/2012 OHIO: multiple voting, nonresident voting
"Republican Jon Husted said Friday that an initial review by the Fulton County Board of Elections revealed that an individual appeared to have voted in both northwest Ohio and South Carolina in the 2008 and 2010 general elections. Husted asked Attorney General Mike DeWine to investigate. The county board told Husted the individual has been registered there since 2006. A person with the same name and personal information has also been a registered and active voter in SouthCarolina since 2002." Ohio elections chief asks for voter fraud probe, Associated Press, Mar. 24, 2012

3/22/2012 WISCONSIN: Michael Henderson: vote fraud
"Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Michael Henderson, of Milwaukee, was convicted of election fraud arising out of the 2008 general Presidential election. Henderson was convicted of Election Fraud - Providing False Information to Election Official, a Class I felony. An additional count of Voting By Disqualified Person was dismissed against Henderson but read-in for the purposes of sentencing." Van Hollen announces voting fraud conviction, Bay View Compass, Mar. 22, 2012.

3/7/2012 WEST VIRGINIA: Jerry Bowman & Donald Whitten: absentee ballot fraud
"Prosecutors say Bowman and former Lincoln County Clerk Donald Whitten, 62, were part of a scheme to steal the May 2010 Democratic primary by stuffing ballot boxes with illegal absentee ballots. Bowman admitted to falsifying more than 100 of the absentee ballot applications and even voting with some of the ballots himself, while Whitten, who also pleaded guilty Wednesday, acknowledged lying to investigators about the plan to try to throw the election." Eric Shawn, Former West Virginia sheriff, county clerk plead guilty to attempting to steal election, Fox News, Mar. 7, 2012.

3/7/2012 NORTH CAROLINA: 4 charged with nonresident voting
"Statesville City Councilman Flake Huggins and three family members have been indicted on voter fraud charges after investigators said the politician had relatives lie about their addresses to vote in his runoff race last fall….According to Iredell and Alexander County District Attorney Sarah Kirkman, the disqualified votes were cast by Huggins' sister Rhonda Williams, her husband, Willie Williams Jr., and son, Christopher Williams." Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and David Vieser, Politician charged in voter fraud case, Charlotte Observer, Mar. 7, 2012

3/6/2012 ALABAMA: Venustian Hernandez-Hernandez: noncitizen voting, voter impersonation
"Records from the Baldwin County Board of Registrars show that Hernandez-Hernandez is registered to vote under the name of Severo Benavidez, the name he used for almost 4 decades after slipping into the United States from his native Mexico in the 1970…Ed Packard, an election official with the Alabama Secretary of State's Office, said Baldwin County's voter rolls have included Severo Benavidez since 1984. Packard said the 62-year-old man voted in the 1996 and 2008 general elections, the 2002 primary election and special elections on a constitutional amendment to overhaul Alabama's tax system in 2003 and to incorporate Perdido Beach as Baldwin County's 14th municipality in 2009." Brendan Kirby, Baldwin man convicted of fraud voted regularly under name of U.S. citizen, records showPress-Register, Mar. 6, 2012.

3/6/2012 NEW MEXICO: Priscilla Morales & Angelica Marquez: nonresident voting
"A former Sunland Park city councilor and a current city employee were charged today in the alleged voter-fraud scheme that has rocked the town. Priscilla Morales, the public works director's secretary, and former Councilor Angelica Marquez each face fourth-degree felony charges of false voting and conspiracy to commit false voting." Heath Haussamen, Two more charged in Sunland Park voter-fraud scheme, N.M. Politics, Mar. 6, 2012.

3/4/2012 NEW MEXICO: Silvia Gomez: nonresident voting
"In the new case, investigators allege that Gomez pushed two El Paso residents to illegally register to vote in Sunland Park and then cast ballots in the mayoral race for Salinas... When the two advised Gomez they were Texas residents, "Silvia Gomez told them it was okay and that they could use Silvia Gomez's address as their residence on the voter registration form," the criminal complaint states." Heath Haussamen, Sunland Park employee arrested on false voting charges, N.M. Politics, Mar. 4, 2012.

2/27/2012 TEXAS: Carlos Medranos: illegal voting
"Carlos Medrano was sentenced to 180 days in county jail, five years probation and assessed a $2,500 fine." Rudolph Bush, Carlos Medrano guilty of one count of illegal voting. Frank Medrano not guilty of perjury chargesDallas News, Feb. 27, 2012.

2/17/2012 NORTH CAROLINA: Erik Ray Jackson: voter impersonation, nonresident voting
"The warrant states that Jackson registered to vote in Montgomery County on Oct. 4, 2011, and used the address of 305 N. Tomlinson St., Candor, the same address as Wayne Holyfield, a state trooper who was elected to the Candor Board of Commissioners last November and has been embroiled in a controversy over firing four of the five officers on the town police force. According to the warrant, Jackson lived at 131 Young Drive, Lexington, at the time of the election and had lived there since Sept. 16, 2011. The warrant also says that Jackson voted in the Candor municipal election on Nov. 8, 2011, and was not a resident of Candor for at least 30 days preceding the election as required by law." Mary Anderson, Jackson charged with voter fraud in Montgomery County, Courier-Tribune, Feb. 17, 2012.

2/16/2012 MASSACHUSETTS: Mark Evangelous: absentee ballot fraud, posthumous voting
"A former candidate for the Marlborough City Council was arraigned yesterday on voter fraud charges for allegedly handing in an absentee ballot application for a man who had died earlier in the year, Middlesex prosecutors said yesterday. Mark Evangelous, 51, of Marlborough, faces charges of forgery, uttering, and violating absentee voting laws, District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr.'s office said." Marlborough man accused of voter fraud, Boston Globe, Feb. 16, 2012.

2/13/2012 OHIO: Melissa R. Schilling: forgery
"A Fairfield County woman will serve jail time for providing two false signatures on a liquor-option petition filed with the county Board of Elections last year. County Common Pleas Judge Richard E. Berens sentenced Melissa R. Schilling, 46, of Baltimore, on Friday, after she pleaded guilty to two counts of the fifth-degree felony, a court spokesman said." Mary Beth Lane, Fairfield County woman sentenced for falsifying petition signatures, Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 13, 2012.

2/7/2012 WASHINGTON: Marda Aglubi-Blomstrom: noncitizen voting
"A 35-year-old Glenoma woman who emigrated to the United States from Ghana, Africa, is accused of voter fraud in Lewis County Superior Court. Marda Aglubi-Blomstrom is expected on Feb. 16 to enter a plea to one count of providing false information on an application for voter registration." Adam Pearson, Glenoma Woman Charged with Voter Fraud, The Chronicle, Feb. 7, 2012.

2/2/2012 FLORIDA: noncitizen voting
"'I vote every year,' Hinako Dennett told NBC2. The Cape Coral resident is not a US citizen, yet she's registered to vote. NBC2 found Dennett after reviewing her jury excusal form. She told the Clerk of Court she couldn't serve as a juror because she wasn't a U.S. citizen. We found her name, and nearly a hundred others like her, in the database of Florida registered voters. Naples resident Yvonne Wigglesworth is also a not a citizen, but is registered to vote. She claims she doesn't know how she got registered…Records show Wigglesworth voted six times in elections dating back eleven years. 'I know you cannot vote before you become a citizen, so I never tried to do anything like that,' Samuel Lincoln said. He isn't a U.S. citizen either, but the Jamaican national says he doesn't know how he ended up registered to vote. 'It's their mistake, not mine,' said Lincoln. We obtained a copy of his 2007 voter registration application. It's clearly shows he marked U.S. citizen." Andy Pierrotti, NBC2 Investigates: Voter fraud, Feb. 2, 2012.

11/28/2011 GEORGIA: 12 officials indicted for vote fraud
"12 former Brooks County officials were indicted for voter fraud. The suspects are accused of illegally helping people vote by absentee ballot…. The defendants include some workers in the voter registrar's office and some school board members. They are Angela Bryant, April Proctor, Brenda Monds, Debra Denard, Lula Smart, Kechia Harrison, Robert Denard, Sandra Cody, Elizabeth Thomas, Linda Troutman, Latashia Head, and Nancy Denard." Stephen Abel, 12 former officials indicted for voter fraud, WALB, Nov. 28, 2011.

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