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
North Dakota Jamie Rodahl M 2004-11 General 2005-01 Multiple Voting 1 Jamie Rodahl was accused of voting an absentee ballot and going to the polls on Election Day and voting again. http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/voting-twice-results-in-misdemeanor-charge...
Minnesota Lisa May Burleson F 2008-11 General 2011 Ineligible felon voting 1 Burleson was accused of voting after pleading guilty to felony theft in 2006 and before her voting rights were restored. http://www.twincities.com/2011/08/17/richfield-man-among-6-accused-of-illegal-vo... http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/6-face-charges-illegal-voting-duluth-ir...
New York Heidi Bessette Angela Gumbarevic F 2010 Democratic Primary for Sheriff D Petition Fraud 2 Heidi Bessette was accused of aiding Angela Gumbarevic, a candidate for Oneida County sheriff in 2010, with submitting false signatures in an attempt to get Gumbarevic's name on the ballot. Charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree. Acquitted on all counts following trial on September 8, 2011. Acquitted http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395975-new-york-oneida-county-response-wi... http://www.uticaod.com/x1777822957/Angela-Gumbarevic-former-Sheriff-candidate-pl...
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
Georgia Alice Crews F 2010 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of mishandling absentee ballots. $300 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Kentucky Martin County - Name Unknown 2003 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of fraudulent registration and found guilty. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Oregon Diana Clagett F 2006-02 Petition Fraud 2 Diana Clagett was accused of submitting false signatures for an initiative petition during the 2006 elections. 27 signatures either belonged to unregistered voters or did not match the signatures on voter registration cards. Charged with 2 counts of making false statements on an official election document, a Class C felony. Pleaded guilty to one, and the other was dropped after plea negotiations. 36 months probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari... http://www.bendweekly.com/Statewide-News/16358.html
Washington Catherine Roy 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...
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...

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