True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort ascending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Massachusetts Mark Evangelous M, 2011-10 Marlborough municipal 2012-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation-deceased Forgery 3 0 Mark Evangelous, a candidate for councilor-at-large in the 2011 Marlborough city election, was indicted in February 2012 on voter fraud charges for submitting a fraudulent absentee ballot application in the name of a deceased voter. A grand jury returned a “true bill” indicting Evangelous, age 51, with charges of forgery, uttering and violating absentee voting laws. He has also been charged with lying to the police during an investigation of the allegations. The charges relate to a fraudulent absentee ballot application that was submitted to the City Clerk's office by Evangelous, on the Friday before the November 1, 2011 election, for a person he said was his aunt. The clerk's office subsequently determined the woman was deceased.  In November 2012, after Evangelous admitted to sufficient facts, a Middlesex Superior Court judge continued the case without a finding, placing Evangelous on probation for a year and assigning 200 hours of community service, after which the forgery and uttering charges would be dismissed.  *Plea deal:1 year probation plus 200 hours community service, for forgery, uttering a false document and violating absentee voting laws (forgery and uttering to be dropped on completion of sentence). https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/02/16/marlborough-city-council-candidate-... http://middlesexda.com/news/press-release.php?reference=529 http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20121005/News/310059325
Mississippi Jerry Huck Childers M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Jerry Huck Childers was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud, 1 count of bribery and 1 count of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-001B, Circuit Court, Benton County) 3 years of incarceration, which was suspended to 3 years post-release supervision. $1,322.50 fine. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Ohio Kevin Duffy M 2008-11 General Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 1 Kevin Duffy, a Connecticut resident, pleaded* guilty to attempted false voter registration in Ohio in the 2008 presidential election. Duffy illegally registered and cast a ballot in Hamilton County during "golden week" in which new voters could register and immediately cast a ballot. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $1,000 fine, 250 hours community service http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2156073/posts
Kentucky Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Larry Shepherd Mason Daniels Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Magoffin County magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner was convicted in federal court of conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with his wife Tami Jo Risner and chief deputy county court clerk Larry Shepherd. 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 John Patrick Maben M Multiple voting 1 1 John Patrick Maben pleaded* guilty to one count of voting twice. *Plea deal: 1 day in jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Connecticut Emmett J. McDonough (Democratic Registrar of Voters) M D 2002 Registration Fraud Petition Fraud McDonough, the registrar of voters, was accused of violating Sec. 9-410(c) by showing favoritism and having double standards when processing primary petitions. The Commission called McDonough's actions "one of the worst transgressions of public trust it has seen by an election official." $7,500 fine and ordered to resign as the Democratic Registrar of Voters http://www.ct.gov/seec/lib/seec/agency_units/report_of_complaints_fy_02-03.pdf
Washington John Doe1 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...
Arkansas Scott Montgomery (sheriff and candidate) M 2008-05 Democratic Primary for Sheriff D Voter intimidation/coercion Sheriff Scott Montgomery faced allegations of political intimidation, including bribing people to change votes in a sheriff's race to receive favors and/or not receive punishment from law enforcement. Allegations regarded violations of the Political Practices Act related to the May 20, 2008 election for sheriff of Perry County. The circuit court entered an order on June 27, 2008, dismissing the complaint. Dismissed https://cases.justia.com/arkansas/supreme-court/40305.pdf
Virginia Owen "Dude" Sharrett (former director of the town's Parks and Recreation Department) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Owen "Dude" Sharrett was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Pleaded guilty January 2007. http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Kentucky Tony Gumm Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes William Proffitt Corey Page Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Tony Gumm pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Martha Hughes, William Proffitt, Corey Page, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 8 months home detention, $4000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/tompkinsville-man-sentenced-i... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...

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