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 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Adrienne Ruwe 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 Gregory Taufer M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Gregory Taufer was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Kentucky Charles Wayne Jones (former county Democratic election commissioner) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 D 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. In 2010 sentenced to 20 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/lo030811.htm http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/franklin-county/article44083473.html
Georgia Doyce Mullis Jackson Jones Don McCranie M 1996-07 Democratic primary D 1997-06 Vote buying Doyce Mullis, Dodge County Sheriff Jackson Jones, and county commissioner Don McCranie were convicted of conspiracy to buy votes in the 2006 Democratic primary. Mullis pleaded* guilty and testified against Jones and McCranie. They were the last of 27 people to be sentenced in the election fraud case, which state investigators said also included cases of double voting, felon voting, and at least one ballot being cast in the name of a dead person. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison, 3 years supervised release, 100 hours community service, $5,000 fine http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/09/met_218766.shtml#.Vqmc4-ZLXO9
Illinois Rodney McCulloch M 2005 Republican primary R Petition fraud 7 0 Rodney McCullough was convicted of 3 counts of perjury and 1 count of disregarding the election code in a scheme that forged signatures to qualify Milton Township assesor James Gumm for the 2005 Republican primary ballot. McCulloch, a political consultant working on the reelection campaign of the Gumm, was also charged 3 counts of forgery. 2 years probation, 150 hours community service, $200 to county anti-crime fund http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-06-28/news/0806270432_1_election-fraud-p... http://caselaw.findlaw.com/il-court-of-appeals/1539352.html
Georgia Albert Palmour Carleton Vines Dorothy Gilreath Steve Chappelear Sidney Johnson Lois Reed Anthony Sparks M 2006 General Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Carleton Vines and his accomplices (Albert Palmour, Dorothy Gilreath, Steve Chappelear, Sidney Johnson, Lois Reed, and Anthony Sparks) ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a State Court Judge. Vines’s co-conspirators acted as “runners,” illegally “assisting” voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines’s law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowleding their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Election Code, publicly reprimanded. http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Carleton-Vines-conse...
Iowa George Willard Vaughn M 2008 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 George Willard Vaughn pleaded* guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had his voting rights restored. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison (suspended), 5 years probation, 22 hours community service http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/election-misconduct-defendant-pleads-guilty/art...
Illinois Kyle R. Johnson Kevin Wiggins William Brown Trevon L. Tompkin M 2009-04 Cahokia Village municipal 2009-09 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 18 18 Cahokia Village Trustee Kyle Johnson pleaded* guilty to 18 counts of mail ballot fraud in the 2009 Cahokia Village election. Kevin Wiggins, William Brown and Cahokia Village Trustee Trevon Tompkin also pleaded guilty in the scheme to file falsified applications for absentee ballots then illegally vote them. Charges included perjury, marking the absentee ballots of other people, soliciting others to apply for absentee ballots, falsifying applications for absentee ballots, unlawfully observing voting and mutilating election materials. *Plea deal: 5 years probation, 14 days in county jail, 200 hours community service, barred from running for public office while on probation http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/two-plead-guilty-of-vote-fra... http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/cahokia-village-trustees-sentenced-for-... http://archive.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=222456
Ohio Marian Wilson F 2010-11 General Absentee/mail Multiple voting 1 1 Marian Wilson, of Kendall Place, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of illegal voting for voting twice in the 2010 general election. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Stephen L. McIntosh placed her on probation for one year. The judge said he would send her to jail for 180 days if she violates probation. Investigators said she submitted two absentee ballots — one under the name Marian Wilson and the other as Marian Toles. Elections officials working to clean up voter-registration rolls uncovered the irregularities last year. *Plea deal: 180 days in jail (suspended), 1 year probation. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/09/21/Double-vote-in-election...
Florida Annique Newton F 2012-11 General 2013-12 Ineligible felon voting Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 1 Annique Newton, a serial fraudster, was convicted of embezzlement, insurance fraud, and voter fraud, and subsequently sentenced to 8 years in prison and 15 years’ probation after violating her probation stemming from a 2009 case in which she stole $400,000 from her employer. The vote fraud charges stemmed from registering to vote without informing election officials that she was a convicted felon. 8 years in prison for embezzlement, insurance fraud, and voter fraud http://cqrcengage.com/mnmajority/app/document/1184154 http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/crime/article34798599.html

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