True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Electionsort descending D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
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
California Name Not Disclosed Petition Fraud Forgery An individual in Santa Cruz County (name not disclosed) was charged under the California Election Code/California Penal Code. The charges pertained to making a false affidavit concerning a petition or the petition signatures; Subscribing fictitious names or the name of another to a petition; forgery. Pleaded no contest to making a false affidavit concerning a petition or the petition signatures. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404433-california-fresno-county-cases.htm...
Kentucky Kenton County - Name Unknown 2004 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. Charge was dismissed - diverted. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Washington Fred Engh M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Fred Engh was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Pennsylvania Mark V. Cosentino M 2002-08 Mark V. Cosentino was charged with unlawful voting according to Pensylvania Statue 25 Section 3533. "Any person who votes or attempts to vote at any primary or election, knowing that he does not possess all the qualifications of an elector..." Pleaded guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404431-pennsylvania-state-cases-1.html
Kansas Wyandotte County - Names Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting People were accused of attempting to vote more than once. Referred to district attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Texas Gloria Tejada F Gloria Tejada was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Kansas Bourbon County - Names Unknown 2002 Absentee Ballot Fraud Forgery Impersonation Multiple cases of absentee ballots were returned with non-matching signatures. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Washington Mark Froland 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...
Mississippi Tyra Lewis F 2009-04 A complaint was filed against Tyra Lewis on 4/15/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00039. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html

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