True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/Rsort ascending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Rosa Maria Ortega F Multiple R 2015-10 Non-citizen voting In person 2 5 Rosa Maria Ortega, a non-citizen legally residing in Tarrant County, Texas, was charged with two felony counts of illegal voting. Ortega was charged for voting in person during the November 2012 general election and in the May 2014 primary runoff election in Dallas County. Ortega applied to vote in Tarrant County and acknowledged on the application form that she was not a citizen. The county rejected her application and notified her she was not qualified to vote. Five months later, she applied again and claimed she was a citizen. Ortega never did vote in Tarrant County, but investigators learned she had voted in Dallas County. Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole said records showed that Ortega had voted a total of five times. The first was in the Republican primary in 2004 and the most recent was the Republican primary runoff in May 2014. A jury found Ortega guilty of voting while not being a citizen and she was sentenced to eight years in prison. 8 years in prison https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/texas-ags-office-and-tarrant-... http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Woman-Jailed-on-Charge-of-Illegal-Voting-342158... http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/02/09/grand-prairie-woman-sentenced-to-8-years-in-p...
Kentucky Freddy W. Thompson (former County Clerk) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 R 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 12 years and 6 months in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Thompson then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 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... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/former-clay-county-clerk-sent... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article44482503.html
Arizona Carol Hannah F 2010 General R Multiple Voting 1 Carol Hannah was registered to vote in both Arizona and Colorado. She voted in the 2010 Colorado election by mail and at an Arizona polling place on Election Day 2010. The double votes were detected by the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. 3 years of supervised probation and $1,000 fine. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2014/05/06/bullhead-city-wo... http://arkansasgopwing.blogspot.com/2015/07/10-examples-of-voter-fraud-across.ht...
Wisconsin Robert D. Monroe M 2011 2012 Multiple R 2014-06 Multiple voting Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 13 12 Robert D. Monroe, of Shorewood, was charged in 2014 with 13 felony counts of voter fraud and pleaded* no contest to six of them. Each is punishable by up to 18 months in prison.  Monroe cast two ballots in the April 2011 Supreme Court election, two in the August 2011 recall election of state Sen. Alberta Darling, five in the 2012 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker, one illegal ballot in an August 2012 primary and two ballots in the November 2012 presidential election. In the presidential election, Monroe cast an in-person absentee ballot in Shorewood on Nov. 1 and drove a rental car to Lebanon, IN, where he showed his Indiana driver's license to vote in person on election day, Nov. 6.  In January 2016, Monroe pleaded an insanity defense, blaming his mental condition for his illegally voting in multiple elections over two years. *Plea deal: http://wsau.com/news/articles/2014/jun/24/milwaukee-man-charged-with-voter-fraud... http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/wisconsin_man_charged_with_voting_multipl... http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/convicted-of-voter-fraud-shorewood-man-pursue...
Virginia Feda Kidd Morton F 2011-08 R Petition fraud 1 0 Feda Kidd Morton pleaded* guilty to a felony charge of falsifying a campaign document for failing to witness signatures on a candidate Deborah Rittenhouse's petitions to qualify for the 2011 ballot for Commissioner of Revenue. Six Fluvanna County residents testified they signed the petition to get Rittenhouse on the ballot, but not in Morton’s presence. Virginia election law states people collecting signatures for candidates must swear they personally witnessed voters signing the petition. Morton was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and is not allowed to have anything to do with a campaign or election. If she completes a year of probation, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor of communicating false information to a voter. *Plea deal: Deferred prosecution - 1 year probation, 150 hours of community service http://www.fluvannareview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4068%... http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Former-Congressional-Candidate-Admits-Ele...
Kansas Randall Kilian M 2012-11 General R 2016-01 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 3 1 Randall Kilian pleaded* guilty to voting without being qualified, a Class A misdemeanor, after doube voting in the 2012 general election. Kilian lived and voted in Colorado, and also cast a ballot without being lawfully registered to vote in Ellis County, Kansas in the same election. In exchange for his plea, two other misdemeanor charges were dismissed. *Plea deal: $2500 fine http://www.hdnews.net/news/local/former-hays-man-convicted-of-voter-fraud/articl... http://www.parsonssun.com/state_national/news/article_0664cb0e-0916-11e6-9eea-83... http://cjonline.com/news/2016-01-25/kris-kobach-files-new-round-voter-fraud-case...
Kentucky Kenneth Day (former Clay County Republican commissioner of Board of Elections) M R Vote buying Kenneth Day serving 18 years in federal prison for multimillion-dollar drug trafficking. Prosecutors say he dealt in "millions of dollars in drugs, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine” and “had developed one of the most successful drug trafficking businesses in the whole entire region.” Day admitted on the stand to “selling tons of marijuana” and hundreds of thousands of dollars of cocaine every other week. He also dealt in votes. "I bought my first vote with half a pint of liquor," Day testified. He described how that mushroomed to a seemingly routine method to buy protection from politicians and win their elections. He said he even bought votes for the sheriff. "That showed people on the ground who had the power and who had the money to buy the votes," Day testified. "As time went on, $5 a vote, $10 a vote. I have paid as high as $800 a vote. ... Election after election, day in and day out, every election I ever worked, it went on." Day was not only an admitted drug trafficker, but he also had served as the longtime Clay County Republican commissioner of the Board of Elections. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu...
Ohio John Jackson M 2000-11 Presidential R Absentee Ballot Fraud 6 John Jackson, a Republican member of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections was charged with five counts of tampering with ballots, and one count of misconduct of an employee of the board of elections. Jackson was accused of changing residents' votes when he went to assist nursing home residents vote. The Supreme Court ruled that unsealed secret ballots could be used as evidence against him, but the case was ultimately dismissed because of the death of the witness. Dismissed due to death of defendant. http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/SCO/justices/pfeifer/column/2004/jp090804.asp
Kansas Steven Gaedtke M 2010 General R 2015-10 Absentee/Mail Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 3 1 Steven Gaedtke pleaded* guilty in Johnson County District Court to one misdemeanor count for double voting in both Kansas and Arkansas in 2010. Two other counts were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Charges against his wife Betty were dismissed. *Plea deal: $500 fine, court costs http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article47634575.html http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article38915277.html
Kansas Betty Gaedtke F 2010 General R 2015-10 Absentee/Mail Multiple voting 3 1 Betty Gaedtke was charged with three misdemeanor counts for double voting in both Kansas and Arkansas in 2010. The charges were dropped because the signature on her absentee ballot didn’t match her actual signature. Her husband Steven Gaedtke pleaded guilty to one count for double voting. Dismissed http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article47634575.html http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article38915277.html http://www.jococourts.org/crdispo.aspx?which=15CR02446 http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article75545277.html

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