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About 30 cases of North Carolina voter fraud documented by Heritage Foundation


By Michael Carroll | Oct 6, 2019

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Nearly 30 people have been found guilty of election or voter fraud in North Carolina since the year 2000, according to a Heritage Foundation database that details such cases nationwide.

The locations where voter fraud was committed in the state included Haywood, Cumberland, Caldwell, Cleveland and Randolph counties, the database shows.

The types of voter fraud identified in the database include ineligible voting, duplicate voting, absentee ballot fraud, the purchasing of votes, impersonation fraud while voting, ballot petition illegalities, altering vote counts and fraudulent registrations.

Nationwide, the analysis uncovered 1,217 instances of voter fraud, including more than 1,000 criminal convictions and 48 civil penalties.


Proven Instances of North Carolina Voter Fraud Since 2000

NameType of CaseType of Fraud
Dewey GidcumbCriminal convictionDuplicate voting
Edward Charles GreenCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Dalton Shane SmithCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick CannonCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Pasco ParkerCriminal convictionDuplicate voting
Samuel Walter Sylvester IVCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Verna RoehmCriminal convictionFraudulent use of absentee ballots
Horatio JohnsonCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Anita and Valerie MooreCriminal convictionBuying votes
Wayne ShatleyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Carlos HoodCriminal convictionBuying votes
Ross BannerCriminal convictionBuying votes
Joshua WorkmanCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Robert Dean HudsonOfficial findingIneligible voting
Robert Lee YoungbloodCriminal convictionDuplicate voting
Roger HerresCriminal convictionDuplicate voting, false registrations
Alessandro CannizzaroCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Roberto Hernandez-CuarentaCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Jose Cruz Solano-RodriguezCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Ramon Esteban Paez-JerezCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Jose Jaime Ramiro-TorresCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Dieudonne SoifilsCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Guadalupe Espinosa-PenaCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Maria Rufina Castillo-BoswellCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Dora Maybe Damata-RodriguezCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Juan Francisco Landeros-MirelesCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Hyo Suk GeorgeCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Merious JeanCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Daniel Tadeusz RomanowskiCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Source: Heritage Foundation

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