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Over 40 cases of Illinois voter fraud documented by Heritage Foundation

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 1, 2019

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More than 40 people have been found guilty of election or voter fraud in Illinois since the year 2000, according to a Heritage Foundation database that details such cases nationwide.

The last-known residences of those who committed voter fraud in Illinois were concentrated in St. Clair, Lake and Cook counties, the database shows.

The incidents listed by the foundation included Russel Withers, the owner of several radio and television stations, who pled guilty to duplicate voting in the 1998 and 2000 elections in Colorado and Illinois.

The cases also include Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick, a noncitizen who voted in the 2006 federal election and was subsequently deported to Peru, and Elizabeth Dag Um Keathley, another noncitizen who voted illegally. A third case of ineligible voting was that of Kenya citizen Anthony Kimani, who was ordered deported in 2009.

Other types of voter fraud identified in the database include 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.

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Proven Instances of Illinois Voter Fraud Since 2000

NameLast Known AddressCounty
Steveland Kidd3862 E Broadway, AlortonSt. Clair
Brian McDouglar38 Westwood Drive, CahokiaSt. Clair
Pamela Bryant304 E 5th St., CahokiaSt. Clair
Monica LaPlantCahokiaSt. Clair
Maria AzadaGrayslakeLake County
Joan FortnerDes PlainesCook County
Mahmoud VakiliWaukeganLake County
Parvin VakiliWaukeganLake County
Michael CollinsSwanseaSt. Clair
William BrownN/ASt. Clair
Anish EapenChicagoCook County
Kyle R. Johnson806 E 5th St., CahokiaSt. Clair
Eugene Kryczka26227 W. Heart O Lakes Blvd., AntiochLake County
Armando RamosChicagoCook County
Trevon L. TompkinCahokiaSt. Clair
Kevin Wiggins934 Luvalle Ct., CahokiaSt. Clair
Kenneth Davison428 N Ash St., WaukeganLake County
Jerry D. KnightZionLake County
Margarita Del Pilar FitzpatrickN/AN/A

Anthony KimaniN/AN/A

Rodney McCullochN/AN/A

Elizabeth Dag Um KeathleyN/AN/A

Charles PowellEast St. LouisSt. Clair
Sheila ThomasEast St. LouisSt. Clair
Jesse LewisEast St. LouisSt. Clair
Kelvin EllisEast St. LouisSt. Clair
Yvette JohnsonEast St. LouisSt. Clair
Leander Brooks824 N 87th St., East St LouisSt. Clair
Patricia Deganutti3739 S Austin Blvd., CiceroCook County
Leroy Scott Jr.East St. LouisSt. Clair
Lillie NicholsEast St. LouisSt. Clair
Terrance R. Stith732 N 80th St., East St LouisSt. Clair
Sandra Stith732 N 80th St., East St LouisSt. Clair
Russel WithersN/AN/A

63 IndividualsN/ACook
Calvin Borders, Jr.407 Jefferson St., BrooklynSt. Clair
Jesse JohnsonN/ASt. Clair
Calvin Borders III407 Jefferson St., BrooklynSt. Clair
Candice Borders407 Jefferson St., BrooklynSt. Clair
Janie Walker600 S 6th St., BrooklynSt. Clair
Marcello Villaruz39068 Welsh Lane, Beach ParkLake County
Gina Villaruz39068 Welsh Lane, Beach ParkLake County
Yvette Yust1002 N Jackson St., WaukeganLake County
Janet Pokryfke3316 Hutchinson Lane, MundeleinLake County
Source: Heritage Foundation

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