True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Wanda Moore Wilbur Graves Gary Bartley Ronald Muse F 2006-11 General 2010-06 Vote buying Wanda Moore pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to buy votes during the 2006 Monroe County general election and agreed to testify against her co-defendant, former Monroe County Judge-Executive Wilbur Graves. Tompkinsville residents Gary Bartley and Ronald Muse were also charged in the conspiracy. *Plea deal: 2 years probation http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty... http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/96184809.html
Kentucky Kenton County - Name Unknown 2004 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. No true bill returned by grand jury. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Maine Derek Abbott M Multiple years Multiple Multiple Voting Admitted to voting twice in multiple elections. The elections included, local, state and federal elections. Pleaded guilty under a deferred disposition agreement which allowed him to withdraw his guilty plea if he completed 120 hours of community service. 120 hours of community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403897-maine-ag-response-with-cases.html
Kentucky Michael Salyers M 2010 Breathitt County magistrate Vote buying 10 "When it comes to vote buying, it’s an everyday thing. ... It’s pretty much like jaywalking," admited former Breathitt County magistrate candidate Michael Salyers, who is serving time in jail for buying votes in his 2010 race. Salyers was given $500 and ended up buying about 10 votes. He would meet people seeking to sell their votes in the back room of a local store. "They would go into the machine and cast their vote...They were supposed to vote for me. They would come back to me and I would pay them for going to vote. Salyers says vote buying has been so blatant that, "you used to be able to go behind the voting machine with voters, to make sure that if you bought their vote, that they would vote the way you wanted to." 60 days in jail, 6 months home detention and 120 hours of community service. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2012/former-candidate-for-breathit...
Georgia Carita Matthews F 2009 Accused of sloppy-to-nonexistent absentee ballot procedures. $800 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161201211812/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Texas Johnn Alaniz Juan Peña Juan Jose Garza M 2014-11 La Joya ISD school board 2014-11 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Impersonation Johnn Alaniz, Juan Peña, and Juan Jose Garza were charged with bribing postal workers and illegally manipulating voters during their November 2014 re-election campaign to the La Joya ISD school board. The three, who ran as a slate, were accused of buying lists of mail-in voters from two U.S. postal workers in Mission in July, which they used to visit voters’ homes and either assist them in filling out the ballots or fill them out without the voters’ consent. Prosecutors also said La Joya ISD employees were intimidated to vote for their bosses, and slate supporters were changing out voting cards of those they assisted at the polls. http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/trial-starts-for-la-joya-isd-board-members-... http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/turn-of-events-on-last-day-of-la-joya-isd/a... http://valleycentral.com/news/local/la-joya-school-board-candidates-federal-empl...
Kansas Lyon County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud A non-citizen was accused of being registered to vote. Referred to county attorney, not pursued. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Georgia Horace Gresham M Horace Gresham pleaded guilty in criminal court for false statements on documents. Sent letter of reprimand because of double jeopardy concerns https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia James Curtis Hicks Olivia Pearson Charlie Mack Wooten Evelyn Griffin M 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance James Curtis Hicks, Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, Charlie Mack Wooten, and Evelyn Griffin were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016. http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/four-individuals-accused-voter-fraud-enter... http://www.douglasenterprise.net/news/mayor-pro-tem-three-others-arrested-electi...
Connecticut Lisa Marie Brennan F Ineligible district voting The Democratic and Republican Registrars of Voters brought a complaint against Lisa Marie Brennan claiming that she was not a bona fide resident as claimed. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded there was insufficient evidence to support the complaint. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_148.pdf

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