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 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5sort descending Follow Up
Connecticut Esther W. Rozum (town clerk) F Absentee/Mail Esther Rozum, a town clerk, was accused of failing to provide an absentee ballot to a designee of a sick/physically disabled absentee ballot applicant. $1,000 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Texas Alicia Pena Perez F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 8 8 Alicia Pena Perez pleaded* guilty to eight counts of absentee ballot fraud, four counts each of illegal possession of a ballot and unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036 and 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $1000 fine and court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Duval/Live Oak: 20084 - 20091
Virginia Adam Dustin Ward M 2011-12 Republican primary R 2013 Petition fraud Perjury 42 0 Adam Dustin Ward pleaded* guilty in Augusta County Circuit Court to 18 counts of false statement on required form and 18 counts of perjury (falsely swearing an oath) in connection with a Dec. 2011 incident. Ward worked for election contractor Stillwater LLC, which was enlisted to obtain signatures on campaign petitions for Republican candidate Newt Gingrich in Virginia's 2012 presidential primary. The names or addresses on several dozen of the signed petition forms Ward turned in to Augusta County could not be verified by the state Board of Elections. *Plea deal: ? http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/local/election-fraud-charges-alleged/ar... http://www.nbc29.com/story/20780721/augusta-grand-jury-indicts-two-on-election-f... http://www.dailyprogress.com/newsvirginian/news/crime/man-pleads-to-voter-fraud-...
Colorado Christopher S. Douglas M Multiple voting 1 1 Christopher S. Douglas was found guilty of one count of voting twice. Deferred sentence: 1 year in jail, court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Kentucky Fred Clinton Johnson (former Clay County Magistrate) M 2002 Primary 2007-05 Vote buying Clay County Magistrate Fred Clinton Johnson admitted taking $9,000 from former County Clerk Jennings White to buy votes after being charged with conspiracy to commit election fraud in the 2002 primary. 14 months in prison, $10,000 fine http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/11676641.html
New Hampshire Taylor Lanier Peters M 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Taylor Lanier Peters because he reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to his address as undeliverable. His identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Peters was not charged. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403928-new-hampshire-voting-fraud-report-...
Kentucky Larry Shepherd Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Mason Daniels Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Larry Shepherd, chief deputy Magoffin County court clerk, was convicted in federal court of conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with county magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner and his wife Tami Jo Risner. 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
Washington John Doe2 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...
Texas Vicenta Guajardo Verino Tomasa Ramirez Chavez Bernice Garcia Margarita Rangel Ozuna Sara Virginia Perales Facunda Banda Garcia F 2012-07 Democratic primary runoff D 2014-07 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Vicenta Guajardo Verino was one of six Cameron County politiqueras charged with voter fraud as a result of a multi-agency investigation into illicit voting activity surrounding the Democratic primary runoff in July 2012 that included federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Verino was charged with unlawfully assisting a voter, improperly returning a marked ballot and ballot carrier violations. http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/article_4b4413f6-0d5a-11e4-9c30-0017a43b23...
Ohio Donshay Lemar Carter Petition Fraud 1 Donshay Lemar Carter was charged with 1 count prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Pleaded guilty to prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, felony. 1 year of probation

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