|State||Defendant||Co-Defendants||Sex||Date||Election||D/R||Charged||Convicted||Type1||Type2||Type3||# Charges||# Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin||Description||Sentence||Source1||Source2||Source3||Source4||Source5||Follow Up|
|Oregon||Jorge Jesus Hosier||M||2005-03||Registration Fraud||4||Jorge Jesus Hosier was accused of filling out a voter registration card using his younger brother's name. Charged with 3 counts of making false statements under election laws and 1 count of forgery in the first degree. Pleaded guilty.||80 sanction units, 90 jail units, 3 years of probation, and $1,845 in court fines and restitution||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...|
|Alabama||Pinto Smith (former county commissioner)||Connie Tyree||M||1994-11||General||1997-01||Absentee/Mail||Impersonation||Forgery||13||Greene County Commissioner Pinto Smith and Connie Tyree, a county employee and deputy registrar, were convicted of absentee ballot fraud stemming from the 1994 general election. Smith and Tyree falsified absentee ballot applications and voter registrations, falsely signed as witnesses, provided false address information and forged signatures. Smith was sentenced to 33 months in prison followed by two years' supervised release.||33 months in prison followed by two years' supervised release.||http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg||http://www.justice.gov/osg/brief/smith-and-tyree-v-united-states-opposition|
|Mississippi||Kenny Ray Bowen||M||2007||Democratic primary, Runoff||Vote Buying||3||Kenny Ray Bowen was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-007A, Circuit Court, Benton County)||5 years, with 4 years and 6 months suspended. First 6 months under house arrest and then 4 years and 6 months of post-release supervision. Pay $1,922.50.||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...|
|Connecticut||Felicita Rivera||F||Absentee/Mail||Illegal Assistance||Rivera, a volunteer for a political campaign, was accused of being present while eight people voted using absentee ballots and then taking the ballots to mail.||Penalty of $5,000, which was reduced to $1,000 because of demonstrated financial hardship. Ordered to refrain from soliciting absentee ballots and distributing absentee ballot applications for two years.|
|Mississippi||Ken McCoy||M||2009-03||A complaint was filed against Ken McCoy on 3/27/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00033. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html|
|West Virginia||Jerry Weaver (former Lincoln County assessor)||M||2004-05||Democrat Primary||2005-08||Jerry Weaver was reportedly involved in a scandal during the 2004 Democratic party primary to bribe county voters. Indicted with others for a conspiracy to control county government in Lincoln County by buying votes, keeping some supporters’ property taxes low, controlling county and state government jobs and rewarding supporters by ensuring their roads were repaired. Pleaded guilty.||http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts|
|Georgia||Dorothy Gilreath||Carleton Vines Albert Palmour Steve Chappelear Sidney Johnson Lois Reed Anthony Sparks||F||2006||General||Absentee/Mail||Illegal assistance||Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in ﬁlling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law oﬃce before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand.||Ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded.||http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...|
|Washington||John Doe1||M||1||Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...|
|Kentucky||J.C. Lawson||M||Vote buying||J.C. Lawson, a convicted marijuana and cocaine dealer, explained the process of buying votes. He testified that he helped win elections by giving candidates "voters and people and money." "Where did that money come from?" U.S. Assistant Attorney Stephen C. Smith asked. "From drug dealing I made," Lawson testified. He said he gave the sheriff about $20,000 for his race, in exchange for protection. In court, Smith described how Clay County public officials were "working to protect drug dealers" and that "voters were lined up in lines who had been bought and bribed by the group."||http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu...|
|Kansas||Wyandotte County - Names Unknown||2002||Absentee Ballot Fraud||Fraudulent advance ballot applications. Crimes alleged: perjury. Actions taken: referred to district attorney. (50 cases)||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html|
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