True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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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 Source3sort ascending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Louisiana Election contest: Betty Blakes v. Juanita Woods 2016-04 Monroe municipal D 2016-04 Election contest Registration fraud - fake address, deceased Impersonation Betty Blakes filed challenged the results of the Monroe City Council District 3 runoff election in Ouachita Parish after falling short against Juanita Woods with 43% of the vote. Blakes alleged that voters used false addresses from deceased citizens and abandoned houses to illegally register and vote, and accused Woods of having election workers for her campaign working inside the voting polls, wearing t-shirts with the name Juanita Woods displayed and passing out campaign pamphlets. Both candidates are Democrats. On May 4, 2016, a judge ruled that Woods failed to present adequate proof that the voters she identified as ineligible were either not registered to vote in District 3 or did not live there at all. Dismissed http://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/betty-blakes-files-for-voter-election... http://www.knoe.com/home/headlines/Betty-Blakes-Claims-Voter-Fraud-377194241.htm... http://www.knoe.com/home/headlines/Blakes-v-Woods-Official-ruling-expected-this-...
Missouri John Moretina Clara Moretina M 2010-03 Democrat Primary - 2010 D Registration Fraud - ineligible district 2 1 John and Clara Moretina, aunt and uncle of Democrat State Rep. J.J. Rizzo, pleaded* guilty to voter fraud - one count each of state misdemeanor charges of Committing Class Three Election Offenses - in Jackson County. According to County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, they willfully provided to Kansas City Board of Election officials false information as to their addresses and residences in order to vote. The Moretinas admitted they attempted to cast an improper ballot in the Aug. 3, 2010, Missouri House primary in the 40th district. Rizzo won the primary by one vote. Kansas City Police Department detectives began to investigate voter fraud allegations after John C. Moretina pleaded* guilty in U.S. District Court to voter fraud by registering to vote on or about July 9, 2010, using a false address. Moretina, who actually resided in Gladstone in Clay County, voted in the 40th District primary in Jackson County on Aug. 3, 2010, using the false address. The Moretinas told an FBI Special Agent in May 2012 that they registered to vote in the 40th District primary because their nephew was a candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives in the 40th District. In addition to a fine, both will forfeit their voting rights. *Plea deal/state: $250 fine plus forfeiture of voting rights, for 1 misdemeanor charge of Committing Class Three Election Offense. *Plea deal/federal: ?? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article322182/M... http://www.kshb.com/news/political/relatives-of-mo-lawmaker-plead-guilty-to-vote... http://www.kmov.com/story/28477998/uncle-of-missouri-lawmaker-admits-to-voter-fr... http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article319076/BREAKING-Guilty-plea-in-Missouri-voter-fraud-case-UPDATED.html
Kentucky Randy Thompson John Mac Combs Phillip Champion Ronnie Adams M 2006-11 General R Vote buying Randy Thompson, Judge-Executive, was convicted of of scheming to buy votes in the November 2006 election by using public funds to improve driveways and build bridges on private property. Jurors also convicted John Mac Combs and Phillip G. Champion, assistants to the judge-executive, and Ronnie Adams, a former magistrate who worked for the county, with taking part in the scheme. 40 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, $200 fine, $238,793 restitution, barred from holding public office or owning a firearm http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article43989903.html http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hindman-ky/TKENEUPLGHN6CDRO5 http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44376504.html
Kentucky John Mac Combs Randy Thompson Phillip Champion Ronnie Adams M 2006-11 General Vote buying John Mac Combs was convicted of scheming to buy votes in the November 2006 election by using public funds to improve driveways and build bridges on private property. Jurors also convicted Judge-Executive Randy Thompson and Phillip G. Champion, assistant to the judge-executive, and Ronnie Adams, a former magistrate who worked for the county, with taking part in the scheme. 36 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, $200 fine, $238,793 restitution, barred from holding public office or owning a firearm http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article43989903.html http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hindman-ky/TKENEUPLGHN6CDRO5 http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44376504.html
Kentucky Phillip Champion Randy Thompson John Mac Combs Ronnie Adams M 2006-11 General Vote buying Phillip G. Champion was convicted of scheming to buy votes in the November 2006 election by using public funds to improve driveways and build bridges on private property. Jurors also convicted Judge-Executive Randy Thompson, John Mac Combs, assistant to the judge-executive, and Ronnie Adams, a former magistrate who worked for the county, with taking part in the scheme. 18 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, $100 fine, $238,793 restitution, barred from holding public office or owning a firearm http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article43989903.html http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hindman-ky/TKENEUPLGHN6CDRO5 http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44376504.html
Kentucky Ronnie Adams Randy Thompson John Mac Combs Phillip Champion M 2006-11 General Vote buying Ronnie Adams, a former magistrate, was convicted of scheming to buy votes in the November 2006 election by using public funds to improve driveways and build bridges on private property. Jurors also convicted Judge-Executive Randy Thompson, and John Mac Combs and Phillip G. Champion, assistants to the judge-executive, with taking part in the scheme. 32 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, $300 fine, $238,793 restitution, barred from holding public office or owning a firearm http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article43989903.html http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hindman-ky/TKENEUPLGHN6CDRO5 http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44376504.html
Kentucky Arch Turner (former Breathitt County School Superintendent) John L. Turner (former sheriff) M 2010 Primary Vote buying Former Breathitt County School Superintendent Arch Turner pleaded guilty to conspiracy during the 2010 primary election, admitting he handed out money to buy votes. Plea Deal: 2 years in federal prison,120 hours of community service, $250,000 fine and special assessment of $1,000. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article44389119.html
Kentucky William Bart Morris Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers 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. Plea Deal: In 2010 sentenced to 20 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and he then pleaded guilty hoping for a lesser sentence. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44442576.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44083767.html
Kentucky Debra L. Morris Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris F 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. Plea Deal: In 2010 sentenced to 10 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and she then pleaded guilty hoping for a lesser sentence. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44442576.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44083767.html
Missouri Tyaira Williams F 2006 Registration Fraud Tyaira Williams was one of eight individuals from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, investigated by the FBI and arrested in 2007 for violation of election laws. All eight pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. 15 months in prison http://www.semissourian.com/story/1322558.html http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/10/acorn-employees-tell-fbi-of-deliberate-electio... http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-ne...

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