|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|
|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|
|North Carolina||Ahmed Sultan Laghari (city council candidate)||Zahida Sultan Laghari||M||2011-09||2012-03||Ineligible district voting||Registration fraud - ineligible district||1||Ahmed Sultan Laghari, a Ward 4 candidate for Statesville City Council, and his wife were accused of using a false address as their official residence when voting. He reportedly said that they lived in an apartment inside Ward 4 city limits, but they also owned a home outside of Mooresville's town limits. He was charged with illegally voting.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370371-north-carolina-iredell-county.html||http://www.statesville.com/news/crime-watch-march/article_e1665b07-325a-5a3b-860...|
|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...|
|Mississippi||James Lester Thompson||M||Ineligible voting||1||Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor voting by unqualified person. (Case #2010-0882, Madison County)||12 months in county jail, all of which was suspended for 100 hours of community service and 6 months unsupervised probation||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca...|
|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|
|Mississippi||Dona Jones||Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith||F||2015-11||State General||2015-11||Illegal assistance||In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Dona Jones and Ann Reed of Meadville, and Margie McNair of Bude, were charged with violating a state elections law forbidding “dishonest decisions by managers” of polling places “concerning qualifications of voters.” The women allegedly did not check voter qualifications. State law says if an election manager knowingly permits an unqualified person to vote or prohibits a qualified person from voting, the manager may face jail time of up to three months, a fine of up to $200 or both. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin.||Charges dismissed||https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr...||http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote...||http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...|
|Georgia||Valerie Luckey Merritt||F||2010-06||Registration fraud||Accused of violating State Election Board rules regarding registration of voters in nursing homes. Merritt allegedly obtained voter registration forms from nursing home residents from another individual who had woken them up in the middle of the night to sign the documents, which amounted to elder abuse. The forms were also mishandled and some registrations allegedly were by individuals ineligible to vote. Merritt pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2008-01111097969; Bulloch County)||$28,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand.||https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...|
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