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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 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...
Georgia Debra Brown (campaign worker) Tommy Raney F 2007 Jackson municipal Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 1 Tommy Raney, a 2007 candidate for the Jackson City Council, and his campaign worker, Debra Brown, pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to commit absentee ballot fraud for mishandling more than 40 absentee ballots in the 2007 Jackson City Council race. Raney had won the election by 27 votes. The inspector general determined Raney filled out two voter registration applications for electors; filled out and took possession of 48 absentee ballot applications for electors after they were signed; and filled in elector information on at least two absentee ballot envelopes for electors. Brown was found to have unlawfully "assisted numerous absentee electors" with voter registration applications and absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, $20,000 fine
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...
Texas Sonia Leticia Solis F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D Absentee/mail Impersonation Multiple voting 5 5 Sonia Leticia Solis pleaded* guilty in federal court to committing voter fraud during the 2012 Democratic Party primary runoff in Brownsville. Solis admitted voting five times under five different names, obtaining multiple mail-in ballots by forging applications on behalf of individuals she claimed were disabled. Solis pleaded guilty to voting in the names of Samuel Pedraza, Francisco Pedraza, Cynthia Pedraza, Dannie Vargas and Issic Guerra on July 31, 2012. Solis was sentenced to six months home confinement and five years of probation. *Plea deal: 6 months home confinement, 5 years probation http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_c3d5c2b6-ba16-11e3-bdfe-0017... https://www.fbi.gov/sanantonio/press-releases/2013/woman-arrested-for-voting-mul... http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_e3fb944a-09ad-11e3-ae86-0019...
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
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

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