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 Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky J.C. Lawson M Vote buying J.C. Lawson, a convicted marijuana and cocaine dealer, explained the process of buying votes. He testified that he helped win elections by giving candidates "voters and people and money." "Where did that money come from?" U.S. Assistant Attorney Stephen C. Smith asked. "From drug dealing I made," Lawson testified. He said he gave the sheriff about $20,000 for his race, in exchange for protection. In court, Smith described how Clay County public officials were "working to protect drug dealers" and that "voters were lined up in lines who had been bought and bribed by the group." http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu...
West Virginia John Mendez (former Logan County Sheriff) M John Mendez pleaded guilty in a vote buying scheme. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
West Virginia Glen Dale “Hound Dog” Adkins (former Logan County Clerk) M Vote Buying Glen Dale “Hound Dog” Adkins was indicted with others for a conspiracy to control county government in Lincoln County by buying votes, keeping some supporters’ property taxes low, controlling county and state government jobs and rewarding supporters by ensuring their roads were repaired. Admitted that he sold his vote in 1996 for $500. Charged with accepting money for voting. Pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Georgia Leonard Childs M Registration Fraud Leonard Childs was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. Notaries did not notarize in the presence of affiants. https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia Kari Parker F Petition Fraud Kari Parker was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. Notaries did not notarize in the presence of affiants. https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia Richard Powell M Petition Fraud Richard Powell was accused of not signing an affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia Stephen Bell M Petition Fraud Stephen Bell was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in the presence of a notary. Notaries did not notarize in the presence of affiants. https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia Pamela Pickren F OTHER Pamela Pickren was accused of voting by an unqualified elector. Pickren could not be located, so the case was closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia Betty Powell F Petition Fraud Betty Powell was accused of not signing an affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Georgia ADDED SOURCE David Osborne M Petition Fraud David Osborne was accused of not signing as affidavit of petition circulator in presence of notary; Notaries did not notarize in presence of affiants. Case closed. https://web.archive.org/web/20161226021856/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...

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