|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||Marie Duffy (Democratic Registrar of Voters)||F||2000-09||D||Absentee Ballot Fraud||Illegal Assistance||Marie Duffy was a Democratic Registrar of Voters and was to supervise the voting of the absentee ballots issued by the West Haven Town Clerk, along with the complainant Tracy Morrissey, to represent the interest of each of the two Democratic candidates competing in the September 12, 2000 Democratic primary in West Haven. Duffy was accused of assisting nursing home residents fill in their ballots without Morrissey present. Duffy also was accused of delivering the ballots without Morrissey present. Duffy entered a consent agreement with the state of Connecticut, paid a civil penalty of $1,000, was considered officially reprimanded for her violations and expected to fully comply with the state requirements.||Civil penalty of $1,000, was considered officially reprimanded for her violations and expected to fully comply with the state requirements.|
|Idaho||William Burl Clayton III||M||2004||General||Petition fraud||William Burl Clayton III was found guilty of wrongfully signing a petition (Idaho Code 34-1814) in the 2004 general election.||2 years probation||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392488-idaho-bonneville-county-response-w...||http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title34/T34CH18SECT34-1814PrinterFriendl...|
|Kansas||Seward County - Name Unknown||2011||Registration Fraud||Non U.S. citizen was accused of registering to vote. Registration cancelled.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html|
|Illinois||Elizabeth Dag Um Keathley||F||2006-11||General||Non-citizen voting||1||Elizabeth Dag Um Keathley, a citizen of the Philippines, came to the United States in 2004 on a non-immigrant K-3 visa, illegally registered to vote when she obtained a driver’s license in Illinois, and illegally voted in the 2006 midterm congressional election. The violation was only discovered when Keathley attempted to change her immigration status.||http://www.ibjonline.com/counterpoint-should-automatic-voter-registration-be-ena...|
|Kentucky||Sherman Neace (three-term Perry County judge-executive and candidate for magistrate)||Chester Jones||M||2008||General||D||2009-06||Vote Buying||Chester Jones and Sherman Neace, public officials, reportedly diverted $7,500 from the State Democratic Party to buy votes for themselves. Jones acquired 75 counter checks from the local bank, leaving the payee blank, and he and Neace distributed checks for $100 to buy votes. Pleaded guilty.||http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article44002317.html||http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/recent_news/ex-official-pleads-guilty-to-vot...||https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo062409a.htm|
|Florida||Liltovia Rhodes||F||2010||Registration fraud||55||In Miami, Florida, former ACORN voter registration canvassers Maurice Childress, Kashawn John, Liltovia Rhodes, Carlos Torres, Evangeline Williams, Lilkevia Williams, and Richard Williams, were all convicted of “false swearing in an election.” Accused of filing multiple voter registration applications with fictitious names and as the same individuals and registering ACORN canvassers to vote multiple times while working on an ACORN voter drive. Charges: 27 counts of false swearing in connection with voting or elections and 28 counts of submission of false voter registration information.||Probation, community service, and forbidden to participate in political campaigns||http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/23/the-voter-fraud-hall-of-shame-milwaukee-voter-...||http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2214|
|Tennessee||Carrie Botts||Christina Botts||F||2012||2013-07||Registration fraud||Forgery||1||0||Christina Botts was indicted on 13 counts and Carrie Botts was indicted on one count, of voter registration fraud for fraudulently registering voters in Scott County in September 2012. They were altering address information on voter registration forms so it would appear the individuals lived in the city of Huntsville. Christina Botts registered 43 individuals during September 2012 and Carrie Botts registered one person and forged a signature on the voter registration application.||http://web.archive.org/web/20130714231112/http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/jul/...|
|Alabama||Janice Hart||Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds||F||2013||Dothan municipal||D||2014-05||Absentee/Mail||Conspiracy||8||8||Janice Hart, pleaded* guilty to eight misdemeanor absentee ballot fraud charges (reduced from eight felony charges) for illegally obtaining absentee ballots during the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the race by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Lesa Coleman, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme.||*Plea deal: 12 months in jail for each charge (suspended), two years probation for each charge, $200 fine, $25 victim’s compensation fee, court costs||http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/voter-fraud-suspect-pleads-guilty-to...||http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/lesa-coleman-guilty-in-dothan-voter-...||http://www.cbs46.com/story/25479135/3-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-houston-county|
|Louisiana||Election contest: Betty Blakes v. Juanita Woods||2016-04||Monroe municipal||D||2016-04||Election contest||Registration fraud - fake address, deceased||Impersonation||Betty Blakes filed challenged the results of the Monroe City Council District 3 runoff election in Ouachita Parish after falling short against Juanita Woods with 43% of the vote. Blakes alleged that voters used false addresses from deceased citizens and abandoned houses to illegally register and vote, and accused Woods of having election workers for her campaign working inside the voting polls, wearing t-shirts with the name Juanita Woods displayed and passing out campaign pamphlets. Both candidates are Democrats. On May 4, 2016, a judge ruled that Woods failed to present adequate proof that the voters she identified as ineligible were either not registered to vote in District 3 or did not live there at all.||Dismissed||http://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/betty-blakes-files-for-voter-election...||http://www.knoe.com/home/headlines/Betty-Blakes-Claims-Voter-Fraud-377194241.htm...||http://www.knoe.com/home/headlines/Blakes-v-Woods-Official-ruling-expected-this-...|
|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...|
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