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    Voter Fraud in the US: Documented:
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    October 22, 2010: Malfunctioning Voting Machines in Texas

    Don Relyea supports incumbent Republican Rick Perry for Governor in TX. Naturally, he went to the polls to cast his vote. But while in the privacy of his voting booth, he noticed something very strange: as he tried to submit his ballot, it changed. Again. And again. The electronic voting machine he was using kept switching his votes to Green Party candidates, and he caught it on tape. (Source)

    October 22, 2010: Voter-Registration Fraud in Kentucky

    The Clay County [Kentucky] Attorney’s Office has charged five individuals with felony voting registration violations during the 2008 general election. According to a news release this morning from County Attorney Brian Melton:

    “The individuals charged were all convicted felons whose civil rights were taken from them based on their felony crimes and were not eligible to vote. Information was initially provided to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and County Attorney’s Office from a public interest group known as Minnesota Majority and the Minnesota Republican Party, alleging that several convicted felons had voted within Clay County.” (Source) and (Source)

    October 26, 2010: Ballot Fraud by a County Commissioner in Alabama

    Former Pike County [Alabama] Commissioner Karen Berry’s plea arrangement netted her a sentence without jail time for a felony conviction of absentee ballot fraud and first-degree perjury.... In the November 2008 general election, Berry submitted or authorized the submission of ballots she knew were improperly signed and not witnessed by a notary, according to court documents. She won the seat for County Commission against her opponent, Oren Fannin, by just six ballots.

    In April 2009, Berry lied under oath about the ballots and obtaining them; then submitted them and knew they weren’t signed correctly or witnessed, court records show. In October 2009, in a civil case brought by Fannin, Judge Joel Holley ruled that Berry had won the November election illegally. Holley said that 10 ballots were cast illegally, and Berry lost her commission seat. At the time, Holley said someone in the courtroom had committed perjury during the testimony. (Source)

    October 27, 2010: Concerns About Voting Machine Integrity in Nevada

    A conservative watchdog group is calling on Nevada officials to intervene to ensure [that] SEIU workers who operate one county's voting machines don't skew the results to boost their endorsed candidate, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. A contract between
    SEIU Local 1107 and Clark County – where voting glitches were reported Tuesday – makes the SEIU the sole union representative for, among other professions, voting machine technicians. Americans for Limited Government called the union agreement "positively outrageous" considering SEIU's political stake in the race. ALG has urged the U.S. Marshals, the state attorney general and the U.S. attorney's office to step in to uphold the integrity of the election. (Source)

    October 27, 2010: Voter Fraud in Florida

    Daytona Beach [Florida] City Commissioner Derrick Henry and his campaign manager, Genesis Robinson, were arrested Wednesday, charged with committing absentee ballot fraud during Henry’s 2010 re-election campaign, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

    The arrest of Henry and Robinson comes a little more than two months after Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall requested an investigation into irregularities in absentee ballot requests coming into her office. McFall brought her concerns to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in August, prompting the Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office to immediately launch a joint investigation that ultimately led to the filing of a dozen felony charges against Henry and Robinson. (Source)

    November 2010: Vote-Count Manipulation in Ohio

    This page shows
    Screen Shots indicating vote-count manipulation in the Boehner-Condit-Coussoule-Harlow Race for the U.S. House of Representatives for the 8th District of Ohio, for the Election of November 2, 2010. (Source)

    November 2, 2010: Voter Fraud in Minnesota

    Minnesota officials are investigating a citizen's allegations that mentally disabled voters in one county were coached by their attendants to cast their ballots for specific candidates, a county attorney told Montgomery Jensen, a voter in Crow Wing County, says he and his wife saw a group of mentally incapacitated individuals ushered through the voting process by mental health staff, who told some of the group who they should vote for and, in some cases, filled out ballots on their behalf, according to an affidavit filed with the county attorney's office on Monday, a copy of which was obtained by

    Jensen suggested that the county officials processing the ballots were aware that some had been cast by mentally incapacitated people who may not be legally eligible to vote. "The whole issue here is that someone was filling out their ballots and it looked to me like they had no idea what they were doing or what was going on," Jensen told (Source) and (Source)

    November 6, 2010: Suspected Voter Fraud in Nevada

    Sen. Harry Reid has won reelection in a tightly contested battle with Sharron Angle. Angle, a strong supporter of the Constitution and small government, appears to have lost despite
    recent polling that had her up by as much as 3 points.

    Reports of fraud and intimidation have circulated for weeks, with early voters complaining of rigged voting machines throughout Clark County. Residents of Clark County Nevada have
    reported that upon attempting to vote for Angle they found that Reid’s name had already been checked. This is not surprising as widespread voting fraud has been reported since the inception of the fraudulent electronic voting machines. (Source) and (Source)

    November 8, 2010: Voter Fraud in Minnesota

    Members of Students Organizing for America, a group of students aligned with the Democratic Party, may face a criminal investigation and possible felony charges after confrontations with an election judge over voter vouching during Tuesday’s election.

    Ginny Gelms, the interim elections director in Minneapolis [Minnesota], said she will submit a report to the Hennepin County attorney’s office and the Minnesota Secretary of State‘s office today. The offices will investigate a possible incident of improper vouching. Gelms said she was told by the University Lutheran Church precinct’s chair election judge there were two incidents of individuals trying to vouch for people they did not personally know.

    Vouching is a way to prove residence for on-site registration on Election Day. If someone doesn’t have a proper form of ID or a bill with their current name and address on it, a voter registered in the same precinct may sign an oath that they personally know that the individual is a resident of the precinct.

    Provisions for vouching and same-day registrations are outlined in Minnesota statues and rules. Violating rules in the chapter on registration eligibility of voters is a felony.

    The election judge at University Lutheran was told some groups were congregating outside of the church. After going outside to investigate, the judge came back inside and saw a group of "around 25 people" gathered close to the entrance, Gelms said. The judge walked up to the group and heard one woman "directing individuals, dividing up the group … and assigning vouchers to groups."

    Gelms said the judge asked a woman taking one of the groups to the polling place if she knew the individuals with her and the woman replied she didn’t, Gelms said. The woman claimed she made a mistake and was just doing what Students Organizing for America told her to do, Gelms said. (Source) and (Source)

    November 23, 2010: Voter-Registration Fraud in Several States (ACORN)

    Yet another former ACORN employee was convicted of voter fraud last week. This brings the total number of convictions for former workers from the embattled group to at least 15 so far this year.

    Kevin L. Clancy of Milwaukee [Wisconsin] pleaded guilty last week to participating “in a scheme to submit fraudulent voter registration applications,” according to Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. Clancy admitted to filing multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals and registering himself and other voter registration canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive.

    Clancy received a 10-month prison term for his crime. Clancy’s sentence will begin when he completes another sentence he is currently serving for armed robbery.

    So far 2010 has been a banner year for ACORN voter fraud prosecutions.

    * In Milwaukee, former ACORN worker Maria L. Miles, who worked with Clancy, pleaded guilty to “falsely procuring voter registration.” She will be sentenced next month.

    * Also in Milwaukee, Frank Edmund Walton was convicted of “falsely procuring voter registration.” According to Van Hollen, Walton solicited voter registrations while working for a group called the Community Voter Project. Court documents indicate that after committing the crime he became an ACORN employee. Walton will be sentenced in December.

    * In Washington State, ex-ACORN canvasser Kendra Lynn Thill was convicted of voter registration fraud and given a 12-month deferred sentence.

    * In Miami, Florida, former ACORN voter registration canvassers Maurice Childress, Kashawn John, Liltovia Rhodes, Carlos Torres, Evangeline Williams, Lilkevia Williams, and Richard Williams, were all convicted of “false swearing in an election.” All were sentenced to probation, community service, and forbidden to participate in political campaigns, according to the office of Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney for Miami-Dade County. In addition, Childress and Richard Williams were ordered to serve 72 days and 125 days in jail, respectively.

    * Arrest warrants were issued for three other former ACORN canvassers in the Miami area who are apparently still at large.

    * In Pennsylvania, former ACORN workers Alexis Givner, Mario Grisom, and Eric L. Jones, were convicted of voter registration fraud-related offenses. All three were sentenced to two years probation. (Source)

    December 1, 2010: Voter Fraud in New Jersey

    Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor today announced that 11 people have been arrested since yesterday in connection with alleged voter fraud schemes involving the May 2010 Paterson [New Jersey] City Council election [of Rigo Rodriguez]....

    The defendants arrested today and yesterday, as well as Fermin-Cepeda, all allegedly acted as bearers/messengers for mail-in (absentee) ballots. The complaint summonses allege that the defendants tampered with mail-in ballots and/or voted mail-in ballots on behalf of voters who did not receive the ballots or who did not authorize them to vote for them. It is also alleged that [Belkis] Cespedes [one of those who was arrested] voted twice – once using her married name of Belkis Cespedes and once using her maiden name of Belkis Nunez. (Source) and (Source)

    December 1, 2010: Voter Fraud in Idaho

    The city of Coeur d'Alene [Idaho] is seeking around $36,000 in legal fees and costs from 2009 general election challenger Jim Brannon. Brannon has objected, claiming that the city doesn't have the legal grounds to request money from him since the election challenge wasn't frivolous.

    Meanwhile, the Coeur d'Alene City Council may take action next week on whether the city will pay around $105,000 for Seat 2 incumbent Mike Kennedy's legal fees. All could be decided Tuesday....

    Brannon had challenged the Nov. 3, 2009, election on grounds that illegal ballots had been cast, and sought a new election. The suit lasted nearly a year in the courtroom, and after a six-day trial, illegal votes for Brannon and Kennedy were tossed, leaving the incumbent winning by three votes. (Source)

    December 27, 2010: Suspected Voter Fraud in Missouri

    Incoming Speaker of the House Steve Tilley says he may refuse to seat a new representative from Kansas City [Missouri] because of allegations of voter fraud in the Democratic primary. Such a move would be exceedingly rare but allowed under Missouri law, and it would cast a bright light on a topic Republicans in Missouri have been pushing unsuccessfully for several years: the concept of requiring every voter to present a photo ID when voting.

    Tilley was presented this month with a nearly 100-page document alleging widespread voter fraud from failed Democratic candidate Will Royster, who lost the primary in the 40th legislative district to John J. Rizzo by a single vote. Rizzo won the general election against a Libertarian candidate, and he said Royster's complaints are 'sour grapes." (Source)

    January 3, 2011: Voter Fraud in Iowa

    A former Morningside College [Iowa] student could be deported for claiming to be a United States citizen so he could vote. Christopher Mettin, of Germany, pled guilty to one of the two counts he was originally charged with and was sentenced to time already served, which was 52 days. Mettin allegedly checked a box stating he was a U-S citizen on a voter registration form. He's still a German citizen. (Source)

    January 19, 2011: Voter Fraud in Oregon

    An 81-year-old man who used the names of his deceased son and brother to vote was sentenced last week in Marion County [Oregon] Circuit Court. Lafayette F. Keaton of Portland pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statements in violation of state elections law, said Andrea Cantu-Schomus, a spokeswoman with the Oregon Secretary of State's Office. Keaton was sentenced to three months in jail, fined $5,000 and placed on a one-year post prison supervision plan, Cantu-Schomus said. (Source) and (Source)

    February 2, 2011: Voter Fraud and Voter-Registration Fraud in Arizona and Colorado

    Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Attorney General Tom Horne jointly announce an indictment for voter fraud. This week Mr. Rodney Paul Jones was indicted for voting both in Arizona and Colorado in the 2008 general election, fraudulent registration and presentment of a false instrument. Voting twice (illegal voting) is a class 5 felony which is punishable by up to 2 years in prison and up to a $150,000 fine. (Source)

    February 12, 2011: Voter Fraud in Minnesota

    An Andover [Minnesota] woman, accused of voter fraud in the 2008 general election, faces three felony charges in Anoka County District Court. Barbara Ann Nyhammer, 51, 791 139th Lane N.W., is due back in court Feb. 24 on felony counts of voting more than once in the same election, false absentee ballot certificate and false statement in an absentee ballot application.

    According to the complaint, records from the Anoka County Office of Elections and Voter Registration show that an absentee ballot was cast in the Nov. 4, 2008 general election for a voter, a 19-year-old woman listing Nyhammer’s Andover address and that same person had filed an application for an absentee ballot with the county elections office Sept. 24, 2008 with the ballot along with the ballot certificate being sent to the Andover address.

    The returned absentee ballot dated Oct. 26, 2008 allegedly included a certification, stating that the voter showed the witness the blank ballot before voting in private, and signature of that witness, Nyhammer, and the identity of the voter and her purported signature.

    However, the complaint alleges that the woman whose name was on the Anoka County absentee ballot had completed a state voter registration application in her name and listing a Mankato address in Blue Earth County Nov. 4, 2008 and cast a ballot at a Mankato precinct in the election that day.

    Anoka County election records also allegedly show that Nyhammer voted Nov. 4, 2008 at her Andover precinct. (Source)

    March 8, 2011: Voter Fraud in Arizona

    As Arizona’s chief elections officer, Secretary of State Ken Bennett today announced another indictment of voter fraud. Last Friday, March 4th, 2011, Peter Canova and Gina Thi Canova of Scottsdale were charged with 15 counts of voter fraud including false registrations, illegal voting and filing false instruments. The violations are class 5 and class 6 felonies and each count is punishable by up to 2.5 years in prison.

    According to court documents, Peter and Gina Canova both face charges of voting more than once in a single election by casting their ballots in the November 4, 2008 General Election in Maricopa County, Arizona and Douglas County, Nevada. (Source)

    March 16, 2011: Vote Buying in Alabama

    The Chairman of the Wilcox County [Alabama] Board of Education has been indicted by a grand jury on the charge of vote buying. According to District Attorney Michael Jackson, Clifford "Don" Twilley, the Chairman of the Wilcox County Board of Education was indicted by a Wilcox County Grand Jury for vote buying. The charge stems from an investigation into Twilley's conduct in the June 2010 elections in Wilcox County. (Source)

    March 17, 2011: Voter Fraud in Illinois

    A Filipino woman living in Grayslake [Illinois] was arrested and charged with 17 felony counts related to voter fraud Thursday after being accused of falsely pretending to be a U.S. citizen and voting nine times in elections dating back to 2003, federal officials announced. Maria Azada, 53, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, which worked with an investigator for the Lake County [Indiana] State’s Attorney’s office.

    Azada faces charges of perjury, mutilation of election materials, and tampering with voting machines in connection with illegal voting by a non-U.S. citizen, according to an ICE news release.

    Azada allegedly admitted that she had voted in an election in February 2009 while attending an immigration benefit. It is illegal for foreign nationals to vote in national or state elections in the United States.

    “A subsequent investigation revealed that Azada allegedly voted nine times in primary, general and consolidated elections between 2003 and 2009,” according to the news release. According to the arrest warrant, Azada allegedly falsely claimed to be a U.S. citizen on two Illinois voter registration applications.

    If convicted, Azada faces up to five years in state prison on each of the two perjury counts. She also faces up to three years on each of the six counts of tampering with voting machines, and each of the nine counts of mutilation of election materials. She is also subject to deportation, according to ICE spokeswoman Gail Montenegro. (Source) and (Source)

    April 6, 2011: Voter-Registration Fraud in Nevada (2011)

    The defunct political advocacy group ACORN has pleaded guilty in a case alleging that canvassers were illegally paid to register Nevada voters during the 2008 presidential campaign.

    Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday that ACORN defense attorney Lisa Rasmussen entered the guilty plea to one count of felony compensation for registration of voters. Under a deal, 12 other felony counts were dropped against the organization.

    ACORN faces a maximum $5,000 fine, and under the deal, prosecutors will not argue at the Aug. 10 sentencing hearing. ACORN supervisor Amy Busefink pleaded no contest in November to two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters. She is appealing to the Nevada Supreme Court. (Source)

    April 13, 2011: Voter Fraud in Illinois

    A 49-year-old Swansea, Illinois man was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in federal prison following conviction on a litany of charges connected to tax evasion and voter fraud, US Attorney Stephen Wigginton said.

    According to court documents, Michael Collins was found guilty of tax evasion for 2003, tax evasion for 2004, tax evasion for 2005, failure to file federal income tax return for 2003, failure to file federal income tax return for 2004, failure to file federal income tax return 2005, election fraud in March 2006, and election fraud in February 2008.

    Collins will spend 50 months in prison, followed by three years supervised release. As conditions of the supervised release, Collins will be ordered to pay restitution to the IRS over $342,300. Collins is also prohibited from serving in public office, or from holding an elected public office, while on supervised release.

    Collins gave a false address to establish eligibility to vote in East St. Louis, even though he lived in Swansea. He was even elected to be a precinct committeeman in East St. Louis after getting family members to sign petitions to get him on the ballot. Prosecutors said Collins falsely reporter his family members' addresses on the petitions. (Source)

    April 19, 2011: Voter Fraud in Minnesota

    A widespread voter fraud investigation has led to charges against 11 people in Washington County [Minnesota] with prosecutors saying more charges were forthcoming.

    All of the people charged are convicted felons who had not been cleared to vote, with most infractions occurring during the 2010 election. But prosecutors said some charges went back as far as 2008. (Source)

    April 19, 2011: Voter Fraud in Iowa

    The Benton County [Iowa] Attorney said Patrick Lyons, 49, could legally vote in elections today. But he couldn't in 2004, 2005 and part of 2006. And it's what he allegedly did in those years that resulted in six felony charges filed against the former president of the Vinton-Shellsburg School District on Monday.

    Vinton Police filed charges against Lyons following a report of voter fraud activity several weeks earlier. He's accused of voting in a city election in 2004 and school elections in 2004 and 2005 when he was a convicted felon who had not had his citizenship rights restored. Lyons was charged with three counts of Perjury of Statement in connection with voter registration and three counts of Election Misconduct. Each is a class "D" felony punishable by up to five years in prison. (Source)

    May 18, 2011: Voter Fraud in Mississippi

    The conviction of a Canton [Mississippi] man on voter fraud charges stands as a warning to other would-be offenders, according to Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest. Terrance Watts, 40, was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for his participation in two 2009 elections.

    In 2005, Watts was convicted of forgery, which is a disenfranchising crime. He also had been previously convicted of the sale of a controlled substance.

    In 2009, Watts voted by absentee ballot in the May 19 and June 2 Canton municipal elections for Alderman and mayor.

    As a result of the investigation, a Madison County grand jury indicted Watts charging him with two counts of voter fraud. Each of those counts carried a maximum of five sentences. Watts pleaded guilty on Monday and was sentenced to five years on both counts, with the prison terms to run consecutively. (Source)

    May 20, 2011: Voter Fraud in New Jersey

    A secret army tried to steal the 2009 Atlantic City [New Jersey] Democratic primary for Mayor by falsifying ballots and holding a "shredding party" in which votes cast for the opposition were destroyed and replaced, Ronald Harris told investigators that August.

    But jurors at the Atlantic City voter-fraud trial never heard that story. Instead, they watched Harris – in the words of the judge in the case – "virtually decompose on the witness stand."

    On Friday, the man the state built its case around became the only one of 14 people arrested in the case to receive a jail term.

    Harris, 25, of Atlantic City, was sentenced to 181 days in the Atlantic County Justice Facility, under a plea agreement that set the maximum at 364 days. He could avoid any time behind bars, however, if he follows the rules of a home-release program.

    Harris and 13 others were arrested in September 2009, one month after he gave his statement that discussed a so-called "shredding party" in which ballots were allegedly steamed open and votes against City Councilman Marty Small destroyed. (Source)

    June 3, 2011: Voter Fraud in Rhode Island

    Agnes Mancini has worked for the Town of Johnston [Rhode Island] since the 1970s. She is now a part-time clerk in the Fire Department, but has served in various other departments as well, including Public Works, Tax Assessors and Building Maintenance. Mancini also worked for the Board of Canvassers, the department responsible for registering voters and conducting elections at the local level.

    But last week, Channel 10 released an investigative report claiming Mancini lied about her residency in order to vote in Johnston. According to Randy Rossi, the finance director and tax collector in Smithfield, the 67-year-old Mancini signed a notarized affidavit that listed her full-time address as 69 Orchard Meadows Drive in Smithfield. Her voter registration, however, claims that she lives at 1193 Hartford Avenue, the address of Mancini’s Service Station, a business she owns with her husband Anthony. Both Agnes and Anthony Mancini registered to vote in December of 1997 from the Hartford Avenue address. (Source) and (Source)

    June 22, 2011: Voter-Registration Fraud in Los Angeles

    Immigrant-rights activist and former Santa Ana [California] schools trustee
    Nativo Lopez pleaded guilty today to one felony count of voter-registration fraud related to charges that he lived in Santa Ana when he registered to vote in Los Angeles in 2008.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
    William C. Ryan sentenced Lopez to three years probation and ordered him to complete 400 hours of community service. Seven remaining felony counts – including perjury, filing a false instrument and fraudulent voting – were dropped by Deputy District Attorney Ed Miller. (Source)

    July 1, 2011: Voter Fraud in Indiana

    The special prosecutor appointed to examine allegations of voter fraud against Austin [Indiana] Mayor Doug Campbell confirmed that he expects to review a completed Indiana State Police investigation by the end of this month and to decide then on any possible charges.

    David Powell, the former Greene County prosecutor, also indicated Friday that the state police detective assigned to the case had spoken with several Austin voters in addition to four people who alleged irregularities in May's Democratic mayoral primary. (Source)

    August 12, 2011: Voter Fraud in North Carolina

    Authorities have charged four Wake County [North Carolina] residents with voter fraud in connection with the last presidential election. Twenty-six-year-old Kierra Fontae Leache of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, 46-year-old Shelia "Sheilia" Romona Hodges, also of Pheiffer Drive in Raleigh, and 25-year-old Brandon Earl McLean of Bethune Drive in Raleigh, allegedly cast two ballot votes in 2008. All three are registered Democrats.

    According to arrest warrants, Leache filed a no-excuse absentee application on Oct. 29, 2008, as well as voted at the polling place on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Raleigh on Nov. 4. Leache later admitted to authorities that she did vote twice in the presidential election.

    Hodges and McLean – who also is facing unrelated charges from this past June – both each participated in early voting at Chavis Heights Community Center in Raleigh and later voted on Election Day at their local fire department polling place, according to court documents. They also admitted to the charges. (Source) and (Source)

    August 18, 2011: Voter Fraud in Minnesota

    St. Louis County [Minnesota] Auditor election department records show that Brown voted in the November 2008 general election. According to the criminal complaint against him, Brown has been convicted of multiple felonies in multiple states. He told an investigator that his probation officer told him that he could vote because “no one checks up on it.’’ The probation officer was interviewed by police and said that he never told Brown such a thing. He said he typically tells probationers about their loss of such civil rights.

    Lisa May Burleson, 34, of Hibbing, is accused of voting after pleading guilty to felony theft in 2006. She was placed on five years probation. According to the criminal complaint, Burleson told a Hibbing police officer that she had no idea that she could not vote and did not remember reading the probation agreement stating that she would lose her civil right to vote while on felony probation. (Source)

    August 25, 2011: Voter Fraud in Minnesota

    Five Wright County [Minnesota] residents have been charged with voting even though they were on probation for felony convictions at the time. Assistant County Attorney Greg Kryzer said the five were among several hundred names of suspected illegal voters sent in April to county attorney offices around the state by Minnesota Majority, an advocacy group that has been pushing for stricter laws on voter identification and fraud.

    The five charged Wednesday were among 30 suspected cases that Minnesota Majority sent to Wright County. Three of those prosecuted are accused of illegally voting in the 2008 election, and the other two allegedly voted illegally in 2010. "These are the first we've actually charged ... that I know of" for specifically voting as a felon on probation, Kryzer said. More common, the prosecutor said, is charging felons on probation with registering to vote.

    The five charged, all with felonies, are Douglas E. McLean, 22, of Rockford; Gregory L. Britton, 56, of St. Michael; Alan S. Case, 29, of Montrose; Nicholas M. Gessell, 26, of Big Lake; and Jacqueline J. Nelson, 49, of Clearwater.

    Each was charged with being an ineligible voter. Case, Gessell and Nelson also were charged with felonies of fraudulently registering to vote while being felons on probation. Nelson and Britton were convicted of drug crimes. Gessell and Case were convicted of burglary. McLean was found guilty of making terroristic threats. (Source)

    August 26, 2011: Voter Fraud in New York

    Former Troy City [New York] Clerk William A. McInerney pleaded guilty Friday to a charge that he signed a voter's signature to a Working Families Party absentee primary ballot in 2009 to steer the vote to his Democratic Party candidates. ''I signed an absentee ballot 'Dametrias Banks,''' McInerney told visiting Greene County Judge George J. Pulver in Rensselaer County Court.

    McInerney, 47, who pleaded guilty to one felony count of second-degree forgery, is the first person convicted in a ballot-fraud investigation that began in September 2009. Several public officials have been charged in the probe, and McInerney has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. He will be sentenced to 90 days in a Rensselaer County Sheriff's Department work program and avoid jail time. (Source)

    September 7, 2011: Voter Fraud in Washington, DC

    Andi Pringle, the new deputy chief of staff to [Washington D.C.] Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), is resigning, according to a source close to the administration. Pringle has come under fire for voting in the District primary last year even though she lives in Maryland. The source, who was not authorized to speak on the matter, said Pringle was giving Gray her resignation letter Wednesday because she believes she has become a “distraction” in the mayor’s office.

    Earlier Wednesday, Gray (D) spoke publicly on the matter for the first time, saying that he was unaware that Pringle had voted in the District last year. He said he learned of the voting discrepancy in the media. He also said that he only recently learned that Pringle’s business license had lapsed in 2009. (Source) and (Source)

    September 21, 2011: Efforts to Prevent Voter Fraud in Colorado

    [Colorado] Secretary of State Scott Gessler today sued Denver's clerk and recorder, saying the law is clear that Denver cannot send ballots to inactive voters as it planned. The lawsuit stated Gessler was challenging Denver to "ensure the uniformity of election processes throughout the state and to reduce the potential for fraud."

    Afterward, at a news conference at his office, the Republican Secretary of State said he is not taking aim at Denver because it is heavily Democratic. "If there was a Republican county violating state law we'd be behaving the same way," Gessler said. (Source)

    September 29, 2011: Voter Fraud in Iowa

    Former Vinton-Shellsburg [Iowa] School Board President will not face any prison time after pleading guilty to election fraud and perjury of statement. [Pat] Lyons was sentenced today in Benton County District Court. He was sentenced to five years and fined $750 plus costs on each count, with the prison sentences suspended. He was also placed on supervised probation for two years.

    Lyons was charged in April for voting and running for election as a school board candidate even though he knew he was not eligible to vote or run for public because a previous felony conviction had made him ineligible to vote, and his voting rights had not yet been restored. (Source) and (Source)

    October 12, 2011: Ballot Fraud in Indiana

    Suspected fake petition pages to place Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the ballot during the 2008 Indiana primary passed through the county voter registration office on days when the Republican head of the office was absent,
    The Tribune has learned.

    The pages in question bear the stamped signature of Republican Linda Silcott, indicating Silcott was not in the office at the time to sign the documents by hand. By comparison, most of the other, non-suspicious pages examined by
    The Tribune contain Silcott's written signature.

    Meanwhile, 13 more St. Joseph County residents whose signatures appear on the petitions, including former South Bend Mayor and Indiana Governor Joe Kernan, have come forward to say they did not sign the documents, and the Indiana Republican Party has called for a federal investigation into the matter. (Source)

    October 21, 2011: Voter Fraud in Indiana

    Mike Marshall, the man in charge of soliciting absentee ballots in the re-election campaign of Jeffersonville [Indiana] Mayor Tom Galligan, resigned Friday after being indicted on vote fraud, perjury and forgery charges.

    A Jennings County Grand Jury issued 66 indictments on Marshall, his son Christopher Marshall and a third Jennings resident, John Cook on Friday. The charges follow an investigation by the Indiana State Police, according to a press release from special prosecutor Aaron Negangard. The investigation stemmed from voter fraud issues regarding absentee ballots and applications submitted in Jennings County in 2010. (Source)

    October 27, 2011: Ineligible Wards Voting in Crow Wing County [Minnesota] 2010 Election

    November 1, 2011: Voter Fraud in Florida

    Tallahassee [Florida] Regional Operations Center and the Tallahassee office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation today arrested eight individuals in connection with multiple voter fraud violations that occurred in Madison County’s District One School Board race last year. The investigation began in November 2010 after FDLE was contacted by the Department of State’s Division of Elections regarding possible fraud in the 2010 Madison County election. The complaint noted that the District One School Board race, which was won by candidate Abra “Tina” Hill Johnson, had an extraordinarily disproportionate amount of absentee votes.

    The investigation revealed that Johnson and her husband, Ernest Sinclair Johnson, Jr., approached voters and obtained their agreement to vote, after which the voters were asked to sign an “Absentee Ballot Request Form.” Without the voters’ knowledge or consent, an alternate address was handwritten on the form, causing the ballots to be mailed to a third party rather than directly to the registered voters.

    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 case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, Second Judicial Circuit. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible. (Source)

    November 22, 2011: Voter Fraud in Georgia

    12 former Brooks County [Georgia] officials were indicted for voter fraud. The suspects are accused of illegally helping people vote by absentee ballot.

    State officials launched an investigation after an unusually high number of absentee ballots were cast in the July 2010 primary election. "As a result of their grand jury findings 12 individuals were indicted in that particular matter and we will be trying that case in a court of judicial law instead of a court of public opinion so that will be pending this next year," said District Attorney Joe Mulholland.

    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. (Source) and (Source) and (Source)

    November 22, 2011: Election Fraud in Michigan

    A former operations director of the Oakland County [Michigan] Democratic Party pleaded no contest to charges that he committed election fraud when he attempted to get fake Tea Party candidates on the Michigan ballot.

    Jason Bauer pleaded no contest to five felonies related to the scheme, which was an effort to split the Republican vote by putting people on the ballot as "Michigan Tea Party" candidates last November, without the candidates' knowledge. Bauer notarized affidavits for 12 of these fake candidates, and was scheduled to go on trial December 8 before he entered the plea, according to the
    Detroit Free Press.

    Michael McGuinness, the former chair of the Oakland County Democratic Party, also pleaded no contest last month. He is scheduled to be in sentenced December 7. Bauer will be sentenced in January. Both face up to 14 years in prison. (Source) and (Source)

    December 2, 2011: Voter Fraud in Minnesota

    A Duluth [Minnesota] man charged over the summer with ineligible voting has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for a crime that usually results in probation. Antonio Vassel "Detroit" Brown, 48, was one of six people charged in St. Louis County with "voting while ineligible" in the November 2008 general election because they were convicted felons. Under Minnesota law, a person is ineligible to vote if their civil rights have not been restored after being convicted of a felony or of treason. Citizens also are ineligible to vote if they've been found legally incompetent or the court has revoked their right to vote.

    The crime is a felony, but it's considered to be at the bottom of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines 1-to-11 severity scale: murder is an 11 and voting violations are a 1. While the maximum sentence is five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, a conviction is likely to result in probation unless the ineligible voter has a record of several felonies....

    According to the criminal complaint against him, Brown voted in the November 2008 general election. Brown was not imprisoned at the time and told an investigator that his probation officer said he could vote because "no one checks up on it." The probation officer was interviewed by police and said he never told Brown such a thing. He said he typically tells probationers about their loss of civil rights.

    The only other defendant sentenced so far was given probation. Lavern Antoinette Bowman, 41, of Duluth pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible and was sentenced last month to two years of supervised probation and ordered to do 40 hours of community service. (Source)

    December 6, 2011: Election Fraud in Maryland

    A Baltimore [Maryland] jury Tuesday found Paul Schurick, former Gov.
    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s campaign manager, guilty of fraud and related charges for his role in an Election Day 2010 robocall — a decision hailed by government watchdog groups who say that for too long dirty tricks have tainted Maryland politics.

    The robocall, sent to thousands of voters as Democratic Gov.
    Martin O'Malley swept to a re-election victory, was designed to suppress black votes by telling recipients to "relax" and assuring them that O'Malley had been successful even though the polls had not yet closed, the jury found. The call was scripted to give the impression it was coming from Democrats, not Republicans, jurors said.

    The jury found Schurick guilty on all four counts, including election fraud and failing to include an Ehrlich campaign authorization line on the calls. (Source)

    December 12, 2011: Election Fraud in Indiana

    The chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party announced his resignation Monday, as investigators probe allegations of election fraud stemming from the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.

    Dan Parker, who served for seven years, did not cite the scandal as a reason for his decision. But the uproar over possible fraud in a race for the White House has already claimed the job of one county Democratic Chairman, who sources say was forced out because of the allegations.

    Numerous signatures on petitions that placed then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the party's primary ballot were allegedly forged and then certified by the St. Joseph County Voter Registration Office in South Bend. (Source)

    December 21, 2011: Voter Fraud in New York

    A total of four Democratic officials and political operatives have now pleaded guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in an alleged scheme to steal a New York election.

    Former Troy [New York] Democratic City Clerk William McInerney, Democratic Councilman John Brown, and Democratic political operatives Anthony Renna and Anthony DeFiglio have entered guilty pleas in the case, in which numerous signatures were allegedly forged on absentee ballots in the 2009 Working Families Party primary, the political party that was associated with the now-defunct community group, ACORN. (Source) and (Source)

    December 30, 2011: Voter Fraud in Florida

    Elections officials said a woman illegally filled out and cast two ballots at her [Florida] precinct during the Nov. 8 general election. Honora Boulahanis, 57, of the 2500 block of Buena Vista Boulevard, was charged Thursday with fraud in connection with casting a vote, a third-degree felony offense. She could not be reached for comment Friday. Boulahanis cast her ballots at Trinity Episcopal Church in the 2300 block of Pine Avenue. She and other residents were voting for three City Council seats and the referendum on the Vero Beach electrical plant. (Source)

    January 17, 2012: Voter Fraud in New York (ACORN)

    Michael LoPorto arrived at the Rensselaer County Courthouse in Troy, N.Y. on Tuesday for his trial, which accuses him of being part of a “massive” voter fraud scheme.... For a year now, LoPorto has steadfastly maintained his innocence, along with current Rensselaer County Democratic Elections Commissioner Edward McDonough, who refused to comment on the case Tuesday. They are the first indicted officials to be tried in a widespread investigation that has implicated eight Democrats, including county and city elected officials and party operatives. Four defendants have already pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, and what has already unfolded exposes just how easy it could be for political insiders to illegally manipulate the electoral system.

    Voters told
    Fox News they never filled out absentee ballot applications for the 2009 Working Families Party primary, and were later stunned to learn the applications were, in fact, turned in to the Board of Elections, with ballots cast in their names. Democratic candidates routinely try to secure the Working Families electoral line to obtain more votes in the general election. The party was associated with the now-defunct community group ACORN. (Source)

    January 20, 2012: Voter Fraud in Maine

    Maine’s Secretary of State has levied new allegations of possible voter fraud and again called on lawmakers to address what he believes are deficiencies in the state’s election system. In an annual report to the Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee on the state’s Central Voter Registration system, Charlie Summers said his yearlong review of voter registration data was troubling.... The data “suggests that a substantial number of noncitizens (over 150) may have registered to vote, and approximately one-third of that number may have actually voted in elections over the past few years,” Summers wrote. “I have turned this information over to the Attorney General for further investigation and to pursue whatever action he deems appropriate.” (Source)

    January 21, 2012: Election Fraud in Michigan

    Jason Bauer and Mike McGuinness, two former Democrat Party officials in Oakland County, Michigan, have been convicted on various criminal counts regarding their fraudulent attempts to add fake “Tea Party” candidates to the 2010 ballots, all in an attempt to steal the 2010 elections for Democrats.

    Jason Bauer, a former Oakland Country Democratic Party official,
    was sentenced to one year of probation and $2,600 in fines for his involvement with a 2010 fake Tea Party scheme. Bauer is the second person involved in the plot to be sentenced. Former Oakland County Democratic Party Chair Mike McGuinness pleaded no contest in October to charges of perjury and forgery.

    Zach Edwards, an Obama operative, has been arrested on Identity Theft charges. He (allegedly) stole the identities of Iowa's Republican Secretary of State and/or his brother in an attempt to manufacture a fraudulent email trail to use in an accusation of ethics violations. Zach Edwards was not a “nobody” involved in criminal activities. He was a major Democrat and Obama operative, and had been such for at least four years. (Source) and (Source) and (Source) and (Source) and (Source)

    January 23, 2012: Voter Fraud in Kansas and Colorado

    Six individuals are suspected of voter fraud in the 2010 election, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Based on a comparison of voting records between Kansas and Colorado, the individuals appear to have cast ballots in both states. The information has been turned over to the FBI for investigation.... The alleged individuals are suspected to be landowners in both Colorado and Kansas. (Source)

    February 2, 2012: Petition Fraud in Wisconsin

    An investigation Thursday night into recall petition fraud after a man's name is found four times on a petition against a state senator. TODAY'S TMJ4 talked to three people Thursday – who say their names were forged on petitions to recall Van Wanggaard [of Racine, Wisconsin], including a woman who wonders if her son forged her name. (Source) and (Source)

    February 2, 2012: Voter Fraud and Voter-Registration Fraud in Florida

    Two elections supervisors are taking action after an NBC2 investigation uncovers flawed record keeping and human error allowing people who are not citizens of the United States to vote. No one knows how widespread this problem is, because county election supervisors have no way to track non-citizens who live here.

    "I vote every year," Hinako Dennett told NBC2. The Cape Coral [Florida] 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. "I have no idea. I mean, how am I supposed to know?" Records show Wigglesworth voted six times in elections dating back eleven years. (Source)

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    August 10, 2012: Voter Fraud in Florida

    The uncle of Hialeah’s [Florida] former Mayor was arrested Friday as part of a broad voter-fraud investigation, after police say he filled out two absentee ballots with his own choices, not those of the voters involved, including a woman with dementia.

    Sergio Robaina, 74, turned himself in Friday afternoon. He was briefly held at Ward D of Jackson Memorial Hospital, where inmates receive medical treatment, before posting a nominal bond Friday evening. His nephew is former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina.

    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.

    Robaina admitted to police he picked up the ballots of seven or eight other people, according to an arrest affidavit, and told police that “he will continue to do it.”

    Robaina is the second ballot broker arrested as part of the investigation, which has brushed the political campaigns of the Miami-Dade Mayor and state attorney, and the office of a sitting county commissioner. (Source) and (Source)

    August 14, 2012: Efforts to Defend Voter-Registration Fraud in Florida and Iowa

    Watching the litigation strategy of radical advocacy groups is very revealing. The Justice Department lost in its initial bid to get a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit it filed in Florida to stop state election officials from removing non-citizens from Florida’s voter-registration lists. Now, the ACLU and LULAC (the League of United Latin American Citizens) have filed a similar suit in Iowa to try to stop a new program put in place by the Secretary of State, Matt Schultz, which will compare Iowa’s list of 2.1 million registered voters with state and federal lists of foreign nationals living in Iowa. Any registered voters who are flagged would then be investigated to determine if they are non-citizens who are ineligible to vote.

    Liberals really seem intent on winning the upcoming election at any cost — including trying to make sure that non-citizens who have, by registering to vote, committed a federal felony stay on the rolls so they can commit a second felony by voting in November. (Source)

    August 14, 2012: Efforts to Curtail Voter Fraud in Iowa

    A top Senate Democrat on Tuesday criticized Iowa’s Republican Secretary of State for “undermining” the voting rights of Iowans by enacting emergency rules to purge foreign nationals from the state’s voter registration list and make it easier to file allegations of voter fraud. (Source)

    August 14, 2012: Voter Fraud in Massachusetts

    The district attorney in Hampden County [Massachusetts] is investigating whether a Republican candidate for state representative orchestrated an illegal scheme to cast absentee ballots on behalf of hundreds of voters in hope of winning a primary election.

    State election officials were tipped off to the potential voter fraud when a suspiciously large number of residents of the Springfield suburb of East Longmeadow suddenly changed party registration from Democrat to independent, making them eligible to vote in the upcoming Republican primary.

    When contacted, several of the voters said they had not changed party affiliations, raising concern that someone had switched their party in an attempt to cast fraudulent absentee ballots on their behalf. (Source) and (Source)

    August 15, 2012: Forging Signatures on Petitions in Ohio

    A former Ohio University student was in jail in Hamilton County [Ohio] 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.

    Timothy Noel Zureick, 21, allegedly faked the signatures while he was working in Athens for a major Washington, D.C., political canvassing firm. The signatures he allegedly forged, according to Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, included those of OU College Democrats and prominent members of the county's Democratic Party. According to Blackburn, Zureick had some involvement with the College Dems, though it's not clear how extensive this was, or how long ago. (Source)

    August 16, 2012: Calls for Permitting Everyone to Vote by Absentee Ballot

    Democrats have spent much political energy this election season trying to churn the waters about state voting procedures, with the Obama Justice Department challenging voter ID laws it says are schemes to suppress voting. In Ohio, the tables are turned, with the Obama campaign trying to shut down a law that
    allows early voting for military members.

    Yesterday a federal judge in Columbus, Ohio heard arguments in the Obama campaign's lawsuit challenging the law. The campaign isn't trying to suppress military voting, Obama campaign attorney Bob Bauer has said, but having different rules for Servicemen and women violates the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause. The solution should be to allow absentee voting for everyone. (Source)

    August 21, 2012: Voter-Registration Fraud in Virginia

    Hans A. von Spakovsky writes: “I've never understood why the NAACP is so set against voters having to show a photo ID when they vote, but a recent incident suggests one possibility. An election official I know in Virginia recently received a pre-completed voter registration form in the mail from the Virginia NAACP headquarters in Richmond. The form was addressed to the election official’s dog, Crease, but with the election official’s last name.... [T]he voter registration form already had Crease’s name and address printed on it and the NAACP says that its 'records show that you are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election.' The NAACP asked Crease to 'please fill in' the rest of the form because 'registering to vote is easy' – even for dogs.” (Source)

    August 23, 2012: Voter Fraud in Rhode Island

    Among the many individuals who impersonated voters in Rhode Island during the 2010 election cycle, there was one that really stood out. That was the year Democratic Mayor David Cicilline of Providence, Rhode Island, ran for and won the seat Congressional seat vacated by Rep. Patrick Kennedy. A key witness who claims she was hired by Cicilline in 2010 alleges in sworn statement that several individuals impersonated actual voters, and voted in disguise. Here is where it gets very creative.

    "That afternoon I identified individuals who had voted in disguise, including cross-gender clothing, earlier in the day," the witness said. "This included a currently powerful leader in the Rhode Island House of Representatives."

    U.S. Rep. David Cicilline's political campaigns benefitted from a highly organized voter-fraud effort dating back to 2002, his Democratic primary opponent alleged in a press conference yesterday. (Source)

    August 24, 2012: Voter Fraud in the U.S.

    Liberals who frequently claim that there is no such thing as voter fraud or ballots cast by ineligible voters were served yet another dose of reality by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals this week. On August 22, the court released two decisions concerning noncitizens who registered and voted illegally in federal elections.

    Kimani v. Holder, the court refused to grant review of an immigration petition. Kimani was a citizen of Kenya who entered the U.S. in 2000 on a visitor’s visa. He did not leave when the visa expired. Instead, three years later, he got married, and his wife applied for a visa on his behalf. In addition to the fact that he stayed in the U.S. illegally after his visa had expired, he also violated federal law by registering and voting in the 2004 general election. If he had simply continued to reside in the U.S. illegally without applying for a visa, his voting would probably have never been discovered by DHS. It was only his application that led to an investigation of his voting and registration records.

    Similarly, in
    Keathley v. Holder, Elizabeth Keathley, a Philippine citizen, married an American in 2003 in the Philippines. She received a nonimmigrant visa that allowed her to live in the U.S. while waiting for her application for permanent residence to be considered. But she also registered and voted in the 2006 general election. The Court did grant her a review based on her unsupported claim that an Illinois DMV official told her it was ok to register and vote. (Source)

    August 24, 2012: Voter Fraud in Alabama

    Two women were jailed Friday in Phenix City [Alabama] on charges they forged absentee ballot applications ahead of next week’s municipal election, authorities said, continuing a long history of absentee voting irregularities. Shelia Pritchett, 50, of Phenix City, was charged with two counts of second-degree forgery and two counts of absentee ballot fraud. Stephanie Elias, 31, of Columbus, was charged with four counts of second-degree forgery and four counts of absentee ballot fraud. A grand jury Friday indicted both women and another suspect whom the authorities declined to identify because he or she apparently had not yet been arrested. The forgery and ballot fraud charges both are Class C felonies. (Source)

    August 26, 2012: Election Fraud in Florida

    [Florida Republican Paul Crespo said:] “While campaigning at a senior citizen residence facility in Sweetwater [Florida] during my recent race for State Representative, several elderly voters mentioned that a person closely related to an important city official “handled” their absentee voting in that center. Some even said this person “voted for them.” One angry voter pulled me aside discreetly to warn me that this politically connected person actually got the mailbox keys from the residents to access their ballots, and begged me to do something about it. Unfortunately, the person they identified was also openly working on behalf of my opponent. (Source)

    August 28, 2012: Voter Fraud in Georgia

    Richard Roundtree released a statement Tuesday night in response to the allegations saying "I am not aware of nor have I been contacted by anyone from Secretary of State's Office regarding my campaign. However, I am aware of an Incident Report filed with the Sheriff's Office. I find the report to be so absurd that I will not add any credibility to it by commenting any further to its content. I look forward to continuing my campaign and I ask that the voters will support me in November. Thank you."

    The Georgia Secretary of State's Office confirms it is investigating allegations of voter fraud in the Richmond County Sheriff's Runoff. A week ago, an Augusta woman filed a police report with Richmond County Investigators claiming that someone who worked for Richard Roundtree told her he would get her a car if she could find four other people to vote for Roundtree in the August 21st runoff. The woman told investigators that she never got the car. (Source)

    August 29, 2012: Voter Fraud in West Virginia

    Two men who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a Lincoln County [West Virginia] voter fraud scheme have been sentenced.

    Former Sheriff Jerry Bowman will serve one year and one day in prison for conspiring to stuff the primary ballot box while running for circuit clerk. Former Lincoln County Clerk Donald Whitten will serve 18 months for lying to a Secretary of State investigator, denying he had provided absentee ballots to Bowman. After the prison terms are complete, both men will be subject to two years of supervised release and both also must pay a $5,000 fine. Both men pleaded guilty to those charges in March. (Source)

    August 30, 2012: Voter Fraud in Florida

    A Plantation [Florida] man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges he illegally voted in the 2008 general election and also pretended he was a U.S. citizen when he bought firearms.

    Josef Sever, 52, admitted in federal court in Miami that he illegally voted in a federal election and falsely claimed he was a citizen in order to buy guns from a licensed dealer, renew a state concealed weapon license and register to vote, prosecutors said. Sever faces up to five years in federal prison when he is sentenced Nov. 9 by U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro. (Source) and (Source) and (Source)

    September 1, 2012: Voter Fraud in Florida

    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, D-North Miami, who lost a razor-thin Democratic primary to Miami Gardens Rep.
    Barbara Watson last month, is fighting the results of the race in a Leon County court. After a recount, Watson won with 50.06 percent of the vote—a 13 vote edge.

    The court complaint, to be filed Tuesday, alleges that several absentee ballots tied to a North Miami nursing home may have been cast fraudulently. It highlights a political consultant who advertised herself as “The Queen of Absentee Ballots” and a woman who appeared on Haitian Creole radio, warning absentee voters to consult with “teacher Carline” before filling out their ballots. (Source)

    September 2, 2012: Voter Fraud in California

    Roderick Wright, 60, is accused of living in a home outside his district and lying about his residency. A pretrial conference is slated for Sept. 26.

    Almost two years after his grand jury indictment on eight felony counts of voter fraud and perjury, [California] 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.

    The case against the first-term Senator, who previously served in the Assembly, revolves around whether he fraudulently claimed to live in an Inglewood apartment complex, which he owns, at the time he registered to vote in 2007 and filed papers to run in the 2008 elections. Prosecutors allege that Wright, 60, actually lived in a single-family house outside the district he was seeking to represent and cooked up an elaborate lie about his residency. California requires that candidates for the Legislature live in the districts where they run. (Source)

    September 3, 2012: Voter Fraud in Chicago

    Despite a conviction for committing vote fraud when he ran for office, Juan Elias now leads [Chicago] 1st Ward Ald. Joe Moreno’s new “independent Democratic political organization.” Since becoming president of the 1st Ward First campaign group last year, Elias has wiped clean a rap sheet that also included being arrested with more than 3 pounds of marijuana.

    Elias was one of a group of convicted criminals who recently received pardons from [Illinois] Gov. Pat Quinn. (Source)

    September 3, 2012: Voter Fraud in Florida

    Derrick Henry's campaign workers responded to allegations of voter wrong-doing Sunday. Henry is running for Mayor of Daytona Beach [Florida]. 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. Henry was suspended from office by then-Governor Charlie Christ. Henry resigned his seat shortly thereafter. (Source)

    September 5, 2012: Election Fraud in Arkansas

    A Democratic state legislator from east Arkansas, his father and two campaign workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit election fraud after federal prosecutors said the lawmaker's campaign bribed absentee voters and destroyed ballots in a special election last year.

    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. The four were released pending a sentencing hearing. (Source) and (Source)

    September 5, 2012: Voter Fraud in Florida

    At least three voters told investigators that Hialeah [Florida] ballot-broker Deisy Cabrera, who is charged with forging one voter's ballot signature, suggested candidates or filled out portions of their ballot.

    Ramon Del Pino can’t say for sure whom he voted for last month. And the blind man from Hialeah also can’t identify the two women who came to his home to help him vote.

    When interviewed July 31 by police detectives investigating absentee-ballot fraud, Del Pino said he told the women that he wanted to vote for Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, but “he allowed the two females to choose the remaining candidates for him.”

    Del Pino is among more than a dozen people interviewed by police investigating ballot-broker Deisy Cabrera, who is facing a felony vote fraud charge and two misdemeanor counts of illegal ballot possession. Prosecutors on Wednesday released police reports from interviews with Del Pino and 16 other voters whose ballots Cabrera, a so-called
    boletera, is accused of collecting before the Aug. 14 primary election. The most serious charge Cabrera faces is a felony count for allegedly forging the signature of 81-year-old Zulema Gomez, who lies unresponsive from a brain tumor in a Miami Springs nursing home. (Source) and (Source)

    September 6, 2012: Voter Fraud in Alabama

    Attorney General Luther Strange on Thursday asked U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance in Birmingham [Alabama] to use her newly created civil rights unit to investigate allegations of voter fraud. Strange is the second state official to ask the Justice Department to probe voter fraud allegations in Alabama. Last week, state Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan asked the Justice Department to investigate unusually high voter registration and participation in Uniontown's municipal election. (Source)

    September 6, 2012: Voter Fraud in North Dakota

    Eight players — including starting running back Samuel Ojuri, defensive backs Marcus Williams and Brendin Pierre and offensive lineman Josh Colville — are among 10 people facing criminal charges for forging signatures as part of an alleged fraud that North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger said has made both initiatives ineligible for statewide vote in November, according to an Associated Press report.

    State Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told the AP that many of the petition signatures were copied from the phone book or simply fabricated, and Jaeger said the alleged fraud was discovered because people checking the petitions noticed repeated ZIP code mistakes and signatures with the same handwriting. (Source)

    September 6, 2012: Election Fraud in California

    San Francisco [California] District Attorney
    George Gascón has determined there is insufficient evidence to file criminal charges after a months-long investigation into alleged voter fraud in Chinatown during last year's mayor's race. Gascón, though, said he remained "concerned" about the allegations, which involved supporters of Mayor Ed Lee filling out and collecting absentee ballots for elderly Chinese-speaking voters during the November election, which Lee won handily.

    The Chronicle first reported in October that Lee supporters were staffing a makeshift voting station in Chinatown. Videos showed the workers placing stencils over ballots as people marked them. Two independent witnesses said the people staffing the makeshift voting area were also filling in ballots for voters.

    A third witness,
    Adam Keigwin, chief of staff for State Sen. Leland Yee, a rival candidate, said the workers would then keep the ballots and place them in a bag. State election law forbids anyone from turning in someone else's absentee ballot other than certain family members or a designated resident of the same home. (Source)

    September 7, 2012: Voter Fraud in California

    A Mexican who was deported decades ago for drug trafficking pleaded guilty this week to living illegally in Escondido [California] 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. Lopez-Munguia faces a maximum term of 28 years in federal prison, followed by deportation. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 19 in San Diego. In 1986, Lopez-Munguia was convicted of heroin trafficking. A federal judge ordered him to be deported the following year. (Source)

    September 7, 2012: Disenfranchising Members of the U.S. Military

    The administration has taken various states to court to block voter ID laws on the grounds it will disenfranchise voters. But it has no qualms about the disenfranchisement of military voters overseas through its failure to comply with and enforce the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama.

    The law acknowledges the difficulties caused by time and distance for deployed soldiers in exercising the right to vote they put their lives on the line to protect. One of the key provisions required each military branch to create an Installation Voting Assistance Office (IVAO) for every military base outside an immediate combat zone.

    Last week, however, the Pentagon's inspector general reported that attempts to locate and contact IVAO offices at overseas military installations failed about half the time.

    "Results were clear. Our attempts to contact IVAOs failed about 50% of the time," the inspector general reported. "We concluded the Services had not established all the IVAOs as intended by the MOVE Act because, among other issues, the funding was not available."

    The estimated cost of establishing functioning IVAOs at all overseas military bases not in combat zones is estimated at between $15 million and $20 million a year. We wasted $530 million on Solyndra but can't afford a relative pittance to ensure our soldiers are not disenfranchised. (Source)

    September 10, 2012: Voter Fraud in Maryland

    [Wendy Rosen], a Maryland Democrat has dropped out of a Congressional race after the state party said she cast ballots there and in Florida in the 2006 and 2008 elections. In a letter to the state’s attorney general and the state prosecutor, the chair of the Maryland Democratic Party wrote that Rosen voted in the 2006 general election in both Florida and Maryland. The Maryland Democratic Party has discovered that Ms. Rosen has been registered to vote in both Florida and Maryland since at least 2006; that she in fact voted in the 2006 general election both in Florida and Maryland; and that she voted in the presidential preference primaries held in both Florida and Maryland in 2008. (Source) and (Source) and (Source)

    September 11, 2012: Voter Fraud and Voter-Registration Fraud in Hawaii

    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. (Source)

    September 11, 2012: Voter Fraud in Rhode Island

    Anyone who attempts to impersonate another voter in today’s [Rhode Island] Democratic primary, and in upcoming elections, will find that they need to present some form of identification.

    For this reason alone, it will not be as “blatantly easy” to commit voter fraud as it has been in the past, State Senator Harold Metts said when asked to comment on the allegations that beset Rep. David Cicilline’s re-election effort. Metts, a Providence Democrat, was the lead sponsor of the voter ID bill in the state Senate.

    In an August press conference, Cicilline’s primary opponent, Anthony Gemma, told reporters that a private investigation agency he retrained uncovered evidence that demonstrates how Cicilline’s Mayoral and Congressional campaigns have benefitted from voter fraud since 2002. That was the year of Cicilline’s landslide victory to claim the office of Mayor in Providence. He now occupies the Congressional seat previously held by Rep. Patrick Kennedy. (Source) and (Source)

    September 12, 2012: Non-Citizens on voter Rolls in Florida

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program (SAVE) database as well as personal admissions from illegally registered voters have confirmed 207 non-citizens have been on Florida’s voter rolls. The confirmed names will be provided to county supervisors of elections shortly after supervisors complete their federal training on how to use the SAVE database, which they are expected to do this week. (Source)

    September 13, 2012: Voter Fraud in Indiana

    A former New Albany [Indiana] mayoral candidate and another man have been arrested on charges of voter fraud. Paul Etheridge, who was running for mayor, and Joshua Clemons are accused of forging, soliciting, and delivering four absentee ballots in the 2011 mayoral election.

    Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson says he began investigating after the County Clerk and the Election Commission reported that there may have been issues with the absentee ballots during the primary elections that year. Each man faces three felony counts. If convicted they face up to nine years behind bars and fines. (Source)

    September 20, 2012: Voter Fraud in New York

    New Kings Democrats, a progressive group in Brooklyn [New York], is going public with accusations of voter fraud they say they documented during the primaries in New York last week. Those accusations center on one heavily populated polling location in Williamsburg, where more than 3,300 votes were cast among eight election districts, all located in one school auditorium. The vote here is important, since it could determine the winner of a closely fought district-leader race between New Kings member Lincoln Restler and Chris Olechowski, a Vito Lopez ally who got most of his 6,000 votes from that part of the district.

    Accusations include disseminating voter material inside the restricted area and, more seriously, not barring voters from looking directly in voter registration books, rather than giving their name and date of birth to poll workers. By looking directly into the voter registration books, a person could, potentially, see the name of a voter who has not signed in, and claim to be that person, the New Kings Democrats argued. (Source)

    September 20, 2012: Voter Fraud in Iowa

    The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says three Council Bluffs [Iowa] residents have been charged with election misconduct. 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. A criminal complaint says Albert Harte-Maxwell voted in the 2010 general election and 2011 city election and Linda Harte-Maxwell voted in the 2011 city election. Maria Ayon-Fernandez voted in the 2010 general election. (Source)

    September 21, 2012: Voter Fraud in indiana

    For years we have been hearing the news of the rampant voter fraud that has been changing the course of this country. It seems that the citizens of New Albany [Indiana] are not immune from the shenanigans that have previously only plagued other parts of the country. Last week the Floyd County prosecutor held a press conference to announce the findings of an investigation and ultimate grand jury indictment of two individuals in one of the largest voter fraud cases that this county has ever seen.

    Paul Etheridge, a candidate for New Albany Mayor in last year’s primary and another man, Joshua Clemons, are charged with solicitation for a fraudulent absentee ballot, forgery of official ballot endorsement and fraudulent delivery of a ballot. These charges are considered felonies and carry a penalty of up to six months to three years in jail if convicted.

    The charges involve up to four actual ballots and according to the prosecutor had no affect on the outcome in the primary. It may be true that these four votes would not have changed the outcome of the mayor’s race due to the margin of victory for Mayor Gahan, but just a handful of votes would have changed the outcome of the election in at least two districts in the election of New Albany City Council members.

    In the first district only 17 votes separated the three candidates with councilman Dan Coffey narrowly defeating his nearest opponent by only 12 votes. In the fifth district primary council president Diane McCartin-Benedetti defeated Randy Smith by 26 votes. While the four confirmed cases of alleged voter fraud might not have changed the outcome of these elections either, it’s possible that other unconfirmed voter fraud may have easily occurred that could have swayed these two council seats. (Source) and (Source)

    September 22, 2012: Voter Fraud in Iowa

    Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s hunt for documented immigrants voting illegally found three suspects in Council Bluffs this week. Next up, it appears, will be Scott and Muscatine counties, where Schultz said that Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agents have followed up on data finding documented immigrants on voter registration rolls.

    Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz tells us DCI agents visited the county to investigate immigrants legally holding Iowa driver’s licenses, whose names have turned up on voter rolls. Moritz on Friday said DCI investigators are following up on “no more than 20 percent” of the 180 Scott County registered voters identified by Schultz. The next step for DCI agents is to verify if the suspects are indeed, the same people, then research voting forms to determine if the registration is fraud or a clerical error. (Source)

    September 25, 2012: Voter Fraud in Arkansas

    Five Crittenden County [Arkansas] residents were charged Tuesday with using absentee ballots to defraud an election official during three special elections in 2011. Special Prosecuting Attorney H.G. Foster of Conway filed the charges Tuesday after a nearly year-long investigation that has already resulted in four others, including former state lawmaker Hudson Hallum, pleading guilty in federal court to felony charges.

    Those who were charged Tuesday are: Eric Fontain Cox, Amos Sanders, Lisa Burns, Deshay Lorenzo Parker III and Leroy Grant. Hallum, D-Marion, along with his father, Kent Hallum, West Memphis City Councilman Phillip Wayne Carter and West Memphis police officer Sam Malone entered guilty pleas Sept. 5 to charges they plotted to bribe absentee voters to cast ballots for Hallum. (Source)

    September 25, 2012: Voter Fraud in Arizona

    [Arizona] 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.

    Bennett said nine cases may not seem like a lot but Arizona has a history of close elections. "We have had 12 elections in the past 30 years where a candidate won by a single vote," he said. Voting twice in the same election is a felony, which can bring up to two years in prison and a $150,000 fine. (Source) and (Source)

    September 28, 2012: Election Fraud in New Jersey

    An Essex County [New Jersey] campaign worker was convicted today of absentee ballot fraud that occurred during the 2007 election of state Sen. Teresa Ruiz. 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 (2
    nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree).

    The Mercer County jury found that Fernandez, who works for the Essex County Department of Economic Development, fraudulently tampered with documentation for absentee ballots in Ruiz's Nov. 6, 2007 general election, submitting ballots on behalf of voters who never received the ballots or had an opportunity to cast their votes. (Source)

    September 30, 2012: Voter Fraud and Voter-Registration Fraud in Maryland

    At least two dead voters showed up to vote at least once in a Maryland general election between 2004 and 2008, according to a voter registration watchdog group that has reviewed thousands of voter records this year…

    The group – Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) – filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections Aug. 30. The group said it found several potential dead voters, voters who registered after they had died and a living Maryland resident who has been voting twice in elections for years.

    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, according to data provided by EIM.

    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. (Source)

    October 1, 2012: Voter-Registration Fraud in Florida

    Illustrating that voter registration fraud is a bipartisan problem, a politically-connected vendor hired by the Republican Party to sign up new voters is under investigation for turning in suspicious forms with questionable information.

    The scandal broke several weeks ago in south Florida’s Palm Beach County where the supervisor of elections set off a statewide probe after discovering questionable forms coming from Strategic Allied Consulting, an Arizona-based firm. The Republican National Committee (RNC) has paid Strategic Allied Consulting $3 million to register new voters in several states, according to news reports, and Florida’s GOP has doled out an additional $1.3 million.

    Now the number of counties in Florida, a key battleground state, that have reported questionable voter registration forms connected to the consulting firm has grown to 10. The tainted forms include discrepancies in addresses, signatures and other identifying information. The scandal has led the RNC and several of its state chapters to fire Strategic Allied Consulting, which is under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. (Source) and (Source)

    October 2, 2012: Ballot Fraud in North Dakota

    Ten North Dakota State University football players have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor election fraud and sentenced to community service for faking signatures on proposed ballot measure petitions that they were hired to collect. (Source) and (Source) and (Source)

    October 4, 2012: Voter-Registration Fraud in California

    A Los Angeles [California] judge has ruled that there is enough probable cause to put Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, 7th District, and his wife on trial for fraud and perjury charges. The two are scheduled to return to court on Oct. 18 for the charges, which are related to an investigation that the councilman was allegedly living at a residence outside his district. Alarcon faces one felony count of filing a false declaration of candidacy, seven counts of voter fraud and nine felony counts of perjury. His wife, Flora, has been charged with perjury for falsifying a provisional voting ballot.

    Prosecutors allege that Alarcon and his wife illegally claimed to have lived at 14451 Nordhoff St. in Panorama City during his run for City Council in 2007 and his bid for re-election in 2009. During the summer of 2007, Alarcon unsuccessfully tried to have the 7th District boundaries redrawn to include his wife’s Sun Valley home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

    In using the Nordhoff Street address, he allegedly falsified his voter registration form, declaration of intent to receive campaign contributions, declaration of candidacy and an application for a California driver’s license. Alarcon has also been charged for fraudulently voting in an election. (Source)

    October 5, 2012: Voter Fraud in Massachusetts

    A Middlesex Superior Court judge on Thursday continued without a finding for a year the case of a former Marlborough City [Massachusetts] Council candidate accused of forging the signature of a dead woman on a voting form. Mark Evangelous, who lost his bid for a City Councilor at large seat in the 2011 municipal election, will be on probation for a year and will have to complete 200 hours of community service. If he does not get into any trouble, the forgery and uttering charges against him will be dismissed.

    Evangelous was accused of submitting an absentee ballot application to the City Clerk’s office on Oct. 28, 2011, days before the election. The ballot, police said, was filled out and signed in the name of Anita Kasaras. A City Clerk employee checked the name against the city voter rolls and found out that not only was Kasaras not on the list, but that she had died in February 2011. The employee notified police, who conducted a preliminary investigation before passing the matter along to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. (Source)

    October 5, 2012: Voter-Registration Fraud in Iowa

    Jason Rawlin, 37, of Indianola [Iowa], and Stacy Brown, 37, of Kanawha [Iowa], were charged with election fraud and fraudulent practices. According to criminal complaints, Rawlin and Brown are previously convicted felons who registered to vote while obtaining state issued driver’s licenses. Under Iowa law, those convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole or on probation. After their sentence is complete ex-offenders must also pay all outstanding monetary obligations to the court before applying to have their voting rights restored.

    Investigators said Rawlin was convicted in Wapello County [Iowa] and registered to vote in Warren County. Brown was convicted in Hancock County and registered to vote in Hancock County through the Wright County Issuance Station. Rawlin was arrested and charged. He was released on bail. Brown turned herself in to law enforcement Thursday and was released on her own recognizance. (Source) and (Source) and (Source)

    October 8, 2012: Voter Fraud in Wisconsin

    In a battleground state where voter fraud has been an issue in previous presidential elections, one leading county sheriff is saying his office won’t stop ineligible felon voters from casting a ballot. An internal memo from the Dane County [Wisconsin] Sheriff’s Office instructed deputies and other staff assigned to the county jail to facilitate the absentee ballot requests of inmates. Sent from Lt. Mark Twombly, the memo specifically instructed law enforcement officials to not check on the felony status of inmates and to help everyone vote regardless of their criminal record. In Wisconsin an individual serving jail time for a felony or under parole or supervision for a felony may not cast a ballot.

    Checking on whether or not an inmate is a felon would require a quick and simple check of the county law enforcement’s computer system.
    “It is going to be up to their polling location to research whether they are allowed to vote based on their criminal record, not the DCSO [Dane County Sheriff's Office],” Twombly wrote in a memo distributed to staff.

    The decision by the sheriff’s office to ignore felon status for inmate voters means that law enforcement officials will not be working to prevent further legal violations on the part of those in their custody. (Source)

    October 9, 2012: Voter-Registration Fraud in Nursing Homes

    A Virginia election-watch organization has sent letters to some 2,000 nursing homes warning that aggressive voter-registration groups may be “harvesting votes” of vulnerable seniors. But in the absence of formal complaints to the State Board of Elections, skeptics say the Virginia Voters Alliance is merely grandstanding or, worse, trampling First Amendment rights. “Facilities such as yours are often targeted under the guise of ‘helping’ senior citizens, while really having the intention of stealing the vote,” wrote VVA president Reagan George.

    George, a tea party activist based in Chantilly, said a “representative sampling of techniques” includes:

    • Registering patients without their knowledge or against their will.
    • Registrations resulting in the person being registered multiple times with the state, or possibly two different states.
    • Registering patients who have been judged incompetent.
    • Applying for an absentee ballot either without the person’s knowledge or against the person’s will and inserting their organization as a “voting assistant.”
    • Submitting a prepared ballot to a patient for signature, forging the person’s signature or signing for recently deceased patients. (Source)

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    Obama Appointed Judge Rules that Blacks and the Poor are Too Stupid to Produce Photo ID to Vote

    October 10, 2014 By Jennifer Burke

    A federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama in 2011, ruled on Thursday that the requirement by the state of Texas to present an ID in order to vote is unconstitutional. Furthermore, the judge, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, stated that the voter ID requirement is ‘an unconstitutional poll tax” put in place by a racially charged legislature in 2011.

    In a ruling the appears to be more activism from the bench rather than based upon facts, Judge Ramos clearly stated that she had no evidence that there was any racist intention in the requirement for a photo ID. She based her decision on her own accusation of at the Republican led legislature being racially charged solely on her own belief system.Poll taxes were put in place by Democrat developed Jim Crow laws in order to prevent blacks from voting. Voters were required to pay a set amount in order to vote. Failure to pay the amount, as well as failure to pass a literacy test, meant that the potential voter could not vote.
    A drivers license or photo ID is commonplace in our society. Individuals need to produce identification to prove their identity when they travel by airplane or bus, buy alcohol or cigarettes, apply for housing, buy certain cold medications, enter a nightclub, apply for welfare, gamble in a casino and even to purchase certain rated video games or enter certain movies.
    In none of these instances or events has the accusation of racism or an attempt to prevent black people from participating been hurled.
    The NAACP Legal Defense Fund Attorney, Ryan P. Haygood, said that there is no evidence that voter fraud has taken place in Texas. However, the preservation of the integrity of our election system is imperative and there have been numerous documented instances throughout the country of it being compromised.

    Perhaps someone should remind Mr. Haygood that the NAACP hypocritically required photo ID in order for participants to march in a rally against the photo ID requirement to vote, a requirement they claimed was “voter suppression.”
    RELATED: Alarming: Massive Voter Fraud in North Carolina
    Judge Ramos said, “The draconian voting requirements” imposed by the law “will disproportionately impact low-income Texans because they are less likely to own or need one of the seven qualified IDs to navigate their lives.”
    Perhaps the judge is unaware that photo ID is required to apply for any type of welfare benefits in the state of Texas, as per the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

    In addition, in Ferguson, Missouri recently, activist Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department took over town hall meetings and required those who wanted to enter to produce a photo ID to do so.
    RELATED: Voter ID Racist? Not So Fast Says Majority of Black Americans
    In another blow to the integrity of our voting system, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Wisconsin’s photo ID law requirement.
    Both of these controversial rulings come less than 4 weeks before the mid-term elections. Even Bloomberg admitted that these rulings will prove favorable to Democrats who are hoping to boost voter turnout.
    RELATED: Voter Fraud Update: 44,000 Voters Registered in BOTH Virginia AND Maryland
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    A federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama in 2011, ruled on Thursday that the requirement by the state of Texas to present an ID in order to vote is unconstitutional. Furthermore, the judge, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, stated that the voter ID requirement is ‘an unconstitutional poll tax” put in place by a racially charged legislature in 2011.
    Wow... we are sooooo in the twilight zone and you can see that the judges in power definitely have the Obama point of view and it is all about having voter fraud flourish.....things are progressively getting worse and worse....freedom will be a distant memory if things do not change SOON.

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    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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