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 Marginsort descending Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky William Stivers (former precinct worker) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 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 24 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Stivers then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to time served, 100 days of home incarceration, 2 years' probation and 200 hours of public service. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/04/10/ex-judge-three-others... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article44482503.html
Mississippi Kimberly Readus F 2013-05 Canton Democratic Primary D 2013-12 Voter intimidation Corrupt conduct by an election official 2 A Madison County Grand Jury indicted Democratic Executive committee member Kimberly Readus on one count of corrupt conduct by an election official and one count intimidating voters in connection with the Canton city Democratic primary election in May 2013. http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/24199141/more-canton-election-indictments
Ohio Cynthia McCloud F Registration Fraud Absentee/Mail 3 Cynthia McCloud was indicted on 3 counts: false registration, inducing illegal voting and an absentee voter's ballot violation. Pleaded guilty to false registration and inducing illegal voting for activites related to working on campaign of friend and candidate, John Saylor in his candidacy for councilman. Saylor was arrested and charged with 68 counts. 5 years of probation, 80 hours of community service and $2,500 fine 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
Wisconsin Marc P. Lacher M 1 Marc P. Lacher was alleged to have cast a ballot as an ineligible voter.
Alabama Connie Tyree (former county employee and deputy registrar) Pinto Smith F 1994-11 General 1997-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Forgery 13 Connie Tyree, a county employee and deputy registrar, and Greene County Commissioner Pinto Smith were convicted of absentee ballot fraud stemming from the 1994 general election. Tyree and Smith falsified absentee ballot applications and voter registrations, falsely signed as witnesses, provided false address information and forged signatures. 33 months in prison followed by two years' supervised release http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg http://www.justice.gov/osg/brief/smith-and-tyree-v-united-states-opposition
Mississippi Sam Tisdale M Sam Tisdale, a sheriff of Kemper County, was accused voter fraud, but not charged.
Mississippi Billy E. Street M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Billy E. Street was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts of voter fraud. (Case #BK2008-007B, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years, with 4 years and 6 months suspended. First 6 months under house arrest and then 4 years and 6 months of post-release supervision. Pay $1,922.50. http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Connecticut Audrey Schulde F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Schulde was accused of neglecting to provide information about herself required by law, such as her signature, when she assisted about eight residents of a convalescent home with their absentee ballot applications. Civil penalty of $100.00. Ordered to comply with the law in the future.
Washington Yong Deocampo 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...
Iowa Thomas Gordon Crook M Thomas Crook was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html

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