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 Convicted Type1 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Wisconsin Veronica Toney F 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Veronica Toney was charged with Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I) and Providing False Information to Election Official (Felony Class I). http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Connecticut Michael Mele M Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was made that Michael Mele didn't return a list of people to whom he gave absentee ballot applications. No further action taken on complaint.
Mississippi Richard Hollins (county supervisor) M Richard Hollins, Supervisor of Wilkinson County, was accused of voter fraud. See Public Integrity Division Case View PI-08-00071. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Texas Jean Ratliff F Case declined for prosecution. Jean Ratliff was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
Washington Dennine Robertson F 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...
West Virginia Ernest J. Stapleton (former commander of a Veterans of Foreign Wars post) M Ernest J. Stapleton was 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. Siphoned $35,000 from the post's raffles to buy votes. Charged with mail fraud. Pleaded guilty. http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Hawaii Ross Segawa (former Democrat state representative candidate) Clifford Uwainewas Debra Kawaoka Brian Minaai M 1982 Democratic primary D 1983-02 Registration fraud - ineligible district 10 Ross Segawa was convicted on 10 counts of election fraud, criminal solicitation and evidence tampering in the 1982 Democrat primary. Prosecutors found that 27 participated in a scheme to illegally register Honolulu voters in order to boost Democrat candidate Segawa, a student in the University law school, into the District 19 state House seat that encompassed Manoa, where the university’s main campus is located. The students, including some working in the Legislature or attending the university’s law school, were caught when Segawa’s opponent noticed that some of Segawa’s youthful supporters claimed they lived at the Arcadia Retirement Residence on their voter registration forms. They recruited people from outside the 19th district – a total of 32 known names – and used false addresses to register them on the 19th district rolls. 1 year in prison, expelled from law school http://www.hawaiireporter.com/university-of-hawaii-procurement-officer-involved-... http://www.nytimes.com/1983/02/13/us/around-the-nation-hawaii-state-senator-accu... http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2001/Sep/03/ln/ln02a.html
Kentucky Larry Shepherd Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Mason Daniels Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Larry Shepherd, chief deputy Magoffin County court clerk, was convicted in federal court of conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with county magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner and his wife Tami Jo Risner. 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 Rebekah Barrett Gregg F Ballot Fraud - Mail 1 1 Charged with 1 count misdemeanor mail ballot offense. Charge dismissed. (El Paso County - Case #D0392003NF000057) Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Connecticut William Harding III M Absentee Ballot Fraud Harding, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future

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