True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kansas Marshall County - Name Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting 1 Person voted in both Kansas and Nebraska. Referred to county attorney for investigation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Arkansas Kent Hallum (father of Hudson Hallum) Hudson Hallum Phillip Carter Sam Malone M 2011 State House Primary, Runoff and General D Vote Buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy Former Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone pleaded guilty to the conspiracy that helped Hudson Hallum win his seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2011. Conspiring to commit election fraud in a scheme that included destroying ballots and exchanging money, alcohol and food for votes. Prosecutors said Hallum and his father, Kent, tasked campaign workers Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone with obtaining absentee ballot applications for certain voters and assisting voters in filling out the ballots, while actually completing absentee ballots in some instances without regard to the voter's actual candidate choice. A total of nine people were charged by federal and state authorities in connection with the plan. Carter had used the same absentee ballot fraud strategy in other elections at the state and federal level. Carter organized others, including Malone, a Quorum Court member, School Board member and police officer, to participate. Plea deal: 3 years probation, including nine months of home detention, $10,000 fine, 100 hours community service http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/09/05/vote-fraud-case-coming-... https://www.fbi.gov/littlerock/press-releases/2013/former-state-representative-h... http://media.arkansasonline.com/news/documents/2012/09/05/hallumetal.electionfra...
Iowa Robert Christian Shoaff M Robert Christian Shoaff was charged with 1st Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Residential facility http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Kentucky Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings Earl Young F 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Georgia Gladys Thomas F 2007-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385(a) and § 21-2-385(b), pertaining to absentee ballots,§ 21-2-409(a), pertaining to assisting voters, and § 21-2-574, pertaining to unlawful possession of ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-000008, Marion County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Ohio Election contest: Dennis Flores v. Ryan Horn 2015-05 Democratic primary D 2015-07 Registration fraud Ineligible district voting Vote buying The integrity of the election process was compromised during the May Democratic primary contest that saw Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores lose his re-election bid in the 2nd Ward race to challenger Ryan Horn by one vote, Flores’ attorney said during opening statements Tuesday in a trial that could overturn those results. The allegations include false registration, bribery, illegal voting, inducing illegal voting and making false signatures. Attorney Gerald Phillips told county Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski that the “substantial irregularities” don’t appear to have come from how the county Board of Elections ran the election. Instead, Phillips argued, “a number of electors unlawfully, illegally voted for Mr. Horn.” Effectively, Horn’s father, bail bondsman Tony Horn, “bought the election, he rigged the election in favor of his son,” Phillips said. On the night of the election, Flores was in the lead by a vote of 151 to 131, according to unofficial elections results, but when provisional ballots were counted, Horn pulled ahead with a total of 153 votes to 152 votes for Flores. A third candidate in the race, Joseph Smith, received a total of 100 votes… Phillips and Flores have raised questions about whether several people who cast ballots in the race actually lived where they claimed to live and whether those people claimed addresses owned by Tony Horn or his associates. http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20150707/lawyers-spar-over-lorains-wa... http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2015/07/08/lorain-council-election-suit-put-o...
Texas Oralia Fausto Absentee Ballot Fraud Petition Fraud Oralia Fausto was reported to have been a part of a voting scheme with four others, where he illegally voted via mail-in ballot, as well as registered fake names to vote throughout Starr County, Texas. Fausto completed a pretrial diversion and the charges were dismissed.
Connecticut ADDED SOURCE Christopher Pitts M Petition Fraud Christopher Pitts was circulating a petition and allowed the wife to sign on behalf of her husband. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/2007_161.pdf
Kentucky William Stivers (former precinct worker) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. In 2010 sentenced to 24 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Stivers then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to time served, 100 days of home incarceration, 2 years' probation and 200 hours of public service. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/04/10/ex-judge-three-others... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article44482503.html
Ohio Michael Anne Kyle Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Marc Gustafson Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Michael Anne Kyle was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...

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