True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convictedsort ascending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Michigan Darlene Frances Branham F 2002 2004 2006 2008 Multiple Voting 4 Willie and Darlene Branham (husband and wife) were accused of voting both in Michigan and in Florida in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Illinois Sheila Thomas Charles Powell Jesse Lewis Kelvin Ellis Yvette Johnson F 2004-11 General D Vote buying East Saint Louis precinct committeemen Sheila Thomas, Charles Powell, Jesse Lewis, and Kelvin Ellis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates. 18 months in prison, 2 years supervised release, $400 fine http://archive.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=81280 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...
Mississippi Jerry Huck Childers M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Jerry Huck Childers was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud, 1 count of bribery and 1 count of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-001B, Circuit Court, Benton County) 3 years of incarceration, which was suspended to 3 years post-release supervision. $1,322.50 fine. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Ohio Kevin Duffy M 2008-11 General Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 1 Kevin Duffy, a Connecticut resident, pleaded* guilty to attempted false voter registration in Ohio in the 2008 presidential election. Duffy illegally registered and cast a ballot in Hamilton County during "golden week" in which new voters could register and immediately cast a ballot. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $1,000 fine, 250 hours community service http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2156073/posts
Texas Margarita Rangel Ozuna F 2010-03 Democratic primary D 2013-03 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Forgery 2 1 Margarita Rangel Ozuna pleaded* no contest to one count of illegally assisting a voter (TEC 86.010) in the 2010 primary, after being indicted on charges of knowingly depositing the carrier envelope of Ricardo Liceaga Alonso in the mail without providing her information on the carrier envelope as required by law, and for knowingly preparing his ballot without his direction. *Plea deal: 12 months probation, $250 fine http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_eca3f2f0-9c01-11e2-aabc-001a... http://rrunrrun.blogspot.com/2013/08/fed-aog-task-force-investigates-mail-in.htm... Cameron: 2013-DCR-00484
Texas Sonia Leticia Solis F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D Absentee/mail Impersonation Multiple voting 5 5 Sonia Leticia Solis pleaded* guilty in federal court to committing voter fraud during the 2012 Democratic Party primary runoff in Brownsville. Solis admitted voting five times under five different names, obtaining multiple mail-in ballots by forging applications on behalf of individuals she claimed were disabled. Solis pleaded guilty to voting in the names of Samuel Pedraza, Francisco Pedraza, Cynthia Pedraza, Dannie Vargas and Issic Guerra on July 31, 2012. Solis was sentenced to six months home confinement and five years of probation. *Plea deal: 6 months home confinement, 5 years probation http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_c3d5c2b6-ba16-11e3-bdfe-0017... https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2013/woman-arrested-for-voting-mul... http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_e3fb944a-09ad-11e3-ae86-0019...
Kentucky Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Larry Shepherd Mason Daniels Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Magoffin County magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner was convicted in federal court of conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with his wife Tami Jo Risner and chief deputy county court clerk Larry Shepherd. Co-defendant Scotty L. McCarty pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor vote-fraud charge and gave information to authorities. Unindicted co-conspirator Charles “Doc” Hardin allegedly put up money for vote buying in multiple elections from 2008 to 2014. In 2014, Risner handled the money for the conspiracy, while his wife and Daniels recruited vote-sellers and Shepherd used his position to further the scheme, according to prosecutors. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article94699187.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article95468937.html
Colorado John Patrick Maben M Multiple voting 1 1 John Patrick Maben pleaded* guilty to one count of voting twice. *Plea deal: 1 day in jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Connecticut Emmett J. McDonough (Democratic Registrar of Voters) M D 2002 Registration Fraud Petition Fraud McDonough, the registrar of voters, was accused of violating Sec. 9-410(c) by showing favoritism and having double standards when processing primary petitions. The Commission called McDonough's actions "one of the worst transgressions of public trust it has seen by an election official." $7,500 fine and ordered to resign as the Democratic Registrar of Voters http://www.ct.gov/seec/lib/seec/agency_units/report_of_complaints_fy_02-03.pdf
Georgia Alice Crews F 2010 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of mishandling absentee ballots. $300 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...

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