True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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Statesort descending 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
Alabama Karen Tipton Berry F 2008 Pike County commission 2010-10 Absentee/Mail Perjury 2 1 Karen Tipton Berry pleaded* guilty to voter fraud and perjury for mailing an illegal absentee ballot in the 2008 Pike County Commissioner election. Berry narrowly won and then lost her 2008 reelection bid when 10 absentee ballots were found to have been fraudulently cast in the election. *Plea deal: 2 years in prison for each of 2 charges, to run concurrently (suspended), 2 years probation http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/woman-faces-felony-absentee-ballot-fraud-charge/... http://www.wtvy.com/news/alabama/headlines/Ala_Woman_Pleads_Guilty_in_Voter_Frau... http://www.troymessenger.com/2010/10/20/berry-charged-with-vote-fraud-perjury/
Alabama Daniel Webster Reynolds III Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Olivia Reynolds M 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-07 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 3 3 Daniel Webster Reynolds III pleaded* guilty to three counts of absentee ballot fraud, a class C felony, as part of a scheme to falsify absentee ballots in the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the election by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Lesa Coleman, and Janice Hart were also found guilty in the scheme. *Plea deal: 2 years probation http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/fourth-person-connected-to-amos-news... http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Final-defendant-in-Dothan-voter-fraud-case-plea...
Alabama Lesa Coleman Olivia Reynolds Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds F 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-05 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 20 7 Lesa Coleman was convicted of seven felony counts of absentee ballot fraud. Coleman illegally obtained absentee voter 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, Janice Hart, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme. 3 year split sentence split - 180 days in Houston County Jail, 3 years probation http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/olivia-reynolds-found-guilty-of-coun... 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
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
Alabama Clifford Don Twilley (campaign official and board of education chairman) M 2010-06 2011 Vote Buying Board of Education Chairman Twilley indicted for vote buying. The charge stems from an investigation into Twilley's conduct in the June 2010 elections in Wilcox County. He was indicted for vote buying. Motion to nolle prosse filed by the state was granted. Motion to Nolie Prosse was granted. http://www.wsfa.com/story/14265823/wilcox-co-ed-chairman-indicted-on-vote-buying... http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/05/wilcox_county_politics_a_qua...
Alabama Olivia Reynolds Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds F 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-05 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 26 24 Olivia Reynolds was convicted of 24 counts of fraudulently obtaining absentee ballots during the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome, her boyfriend. Newsome won the race by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Lesa Coleman, Janice Hart, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme. 5 year split sentence - 2 years in prison (amended to 6 months in community corrections) http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/dothan-voter-fraud-defendant-sentenc... http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/olivia-reynolds-found-guilty-of-coun... http://www.cbs46.com/story/25479135/3-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-houston-county
Alabama Election contest: Oren Fannin v. Karen Berry 2008-11 Pike County commission 2008-12 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 10 After nearly a year in office, Pike County Commissioner Karen Berry was ordered to vacate her District 6 seat to challenger Oren Fannin when a judge ruled that 10 votes were cast illegally for Berry in the November 2008 election. Berry was originally declared the winner by a six-vote margin, but Fannin contested the results. All 10 illegal votes were cast by absentee ballot. Three invalid ballots were stipulated by both parties, since Carl, Mary and Brandon Kidd cast absentee ballots for Berry but lived outside District 6. Another three voters - Tiffany Paige Gray, Norman Lyn Gray and Nerita Hinkle - all testified to voting for Fannin but also lived outside the district. Berry herself also pleaded guilty to charges of voter fraud and perjury for mailing an illegal absentee ballot. Results overturned - Fannin declared winner http://www.troymessenger.com/2009/10/02/fannin-declared-district-6-winner/
Alabama Nathaniel Gosha (a former Russell County commissioner and Phenix City Council candidate) Lizzie Mae Perry M 2001-09 Phenix City municipal Absentee/mail Vote Selling Forgery 37 9 Nathaniel Gosha, a former Russell County commissioner and Phenix City Council candidate, was convicted of 16 felony counts of possessing forged documents, 9 felony counts of falsifying absentee ballots, and 12 misdemeanor counts of disclosing the votes of others, in a scheme to sell absentee ballots in the September 2001 municipal election. Co-defendant Lizzie Mae Perry pleaded guilty to charges of absentee ballot fraud and agreed to testify against Gosha. Gosha and Perry falsified ballots by having people sign as witnesses to absentee ballot affidavits that had not been signed or sworn by the voters, and by putting false information about the voters' places of residence on the affidavits.   90 days in jail (multiple concurrent terms), 3 years probation, $500 fines for each of 9 false ballot convictions, $100 fines for each of 12 vote disclosure misdemeanors, $5/day for each day behind bars http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29238529.html#! http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/798132/replies?c=116
Alabama Lizzie Mae Perry Nathaniel Gosha F 2001-09 Phenix City municipal Absentee/Mail Forgery 4 58 Lizzie Mae Perry pleaded* guilty to two felony counts of falsifying absentee ballots and two misdemeanor counts of disclosing votes, as part of a voter fraud scheme in the September 2001 Phenix City election. Perry and co-defendant Nathaniel Gosha, who she agreed to testify against, falsified ballots by having people sign as witnesses to absentee ballot affidavits that had not been signed or sworn by the voters, and by putting false information about the voters' places of residence on absentee ballot affidavits. Perry arranged for voters to apply for absentee ballots, then had witnesses at her Russell County School District Head Start office sign affidavits for the ballots even though the applicants were not present. Perry delivered 58 of the marked ballots. *Plea deal: For each of 2 felonies - 18 months imprisonment (suspended), 30 days in jail, 18 months probation, $600 fine. For each of 2 misdemeanors - 90 days imprisonment (suspended), 30 days in jail, 60 days probation, $150 fine. http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20020817/NEWS/208170327?p=1&tc=pg http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/798132/replies?c=116
Alabama Shasta Nicole Crayton F 2002 General Impersonation 1 1 Shasta Nicole Crayton pleaded* guilty to impersonation fraud for illegally voting in her sister’s name during the 2002 general election. She was caught when her sister tried to vote and the poll workers at the precinct found that her name had already been marked as having voted. *Plea deal: 2 years in prison (reduced to time served plus 2 years probation), $50 fine/court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html

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