True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Arkansas Scott Montgomery (sheriff and candidate) M 2008-05 Democratic Primary for Sheriff D Voter intimidation/coercion Sheriff Scott Montgomery faced allegations of political intimidation, including bribing people to change votes in a sheriff's race to receive favors and/or not receive punishment from law enforcement. Allegations regarded violations of the Political Practices Act related to the May 20, 2008 election for sheriff of Perry County. The circuit court entered an order on June 27, 2008, dismissing the complaint. Dismissed https://cases.justia.com/arkansas/supreme-court/40305.pdf
Missouri Eliza Julion F 2001 Mayoral Registration Fraud 7 In 2001, Eliza Julion worked for Operation Big Vote in a voter registration drive. She was subsequently charged with felony vote fraud for actions taken during the registration drive. http://www.semissourian.com/story/64627.html
Washington Lisanne Bock 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...
Kentucky Tony Gumm Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes William Proffitt Corey Page Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Tony Gumm pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Martha Hughes, William Proffitt, Corey Page, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 8 months home detention, $4000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/tompkinsville-man-sentenced-i... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...
West Virginia Clifford Odell "Groundhog" Vance (Division of Highways worker) M Vote Buying Clifford Odell "Groundhog" Vance admitted that he bribed voters with pints of Kessler whiskey, $10 to $15 in cash, or both in 1988 or 1990. http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm
Iowa Abel Hernandez-Labra M 2012 General Non-citizen voting Registration fraud Impersonation 4 1 Abel Hernandez-Labra, an illegal alien from Mexico, pleaded* guilty to assuming the identity of a U.S. citizen, illegally obtaining a U.S. passport, and registering to vote and voting in the 2012 presidential election. *Plea deal: 51 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, $5000 fine https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-mexico-pleads-guilty-iowa-passpo... http://globegazette.com/news/local/illegal-alien-sentenced-to-federal-prison-for... https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndia/pr/illegal-alien-sentenced-over-four-years-pri...
California 78 Santa Clara County voters 2016-06 Primary Multiple voting 78 In Santa Clara County, 78 voters cast two or more ballots in the June 2016 Primary Election, according to Anita Torres, a spokeswoman for that county's registrar of voters, as a result of an emergency accommodation to the California Secretary of State’s office. The double voting cases were referred to Santa Clara's district attorney. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30106489/contra-costa-possible-vote...
Ohio John Saylor (candidate for councilman) M 68 John Saylor won a disputed election for 1st Ward councilman in Fairfield, Butler County, Ohio. Charged with 29 counts false registration, 1 count inducing illegal voting, 22 counts absent voter's ballot violation, 14 counts illegal voting, 1 count election falsification, 1 count interference with conduct of election. Convicted of 29 counts false registration, 1 count inducing illegal voting, 12 counts absent voter's ballot violation, 14 counts illegal voting, 1 count election falsification, 1 count interference with conduct of election. Other charges dismissed. 24 months in prison and $22,500 fine http://enquirer.com/editions/2000/05/29/loc_vote_fraud_suspect.html http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2000/11/15/loc_saylor_gets_2_years.html http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2000/05/23/loc_councilman_faces.html
Michigan Forrest Smith M 2010 Democrat Primary OTHER Rita Smith and her son, Forrest Smith, were accused of submitting false elections paperwork in connection with the 2010 primary for a state senate seat. The goal was to inflate the unknown candidates on the ballot to benefit candidate Lamar Lemmons Jr. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164--269660--,00.html
Washington Douglas Larson 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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