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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
West Virginia Thomas Ramey, Jr. (former Lincoln County commissioner) Jerry Bowman Donald Whitten M 2010 Municipal - Democratic primary 2012-07 Absentee/Mail Thomas Ramey Jr. was a Lincoln County commissioner when he lied to an FBI agent about his handling of fraudulent absentee ballots. Ramey was part of a conspiracy to flood the 2010 Democratic primary with absentee ballots. Ramey directed another person to alter applications and was present when the alterations were made. Ramey admitted he completed many false absentee ballot applications for would-be voters, providing false reasons to claim those voters were eligible to vote absentee. Pleaded guilty after resigning from office. The plea agreement required Ramey to resign his seat on the Lincoln County Commission and bars him from holding public office or being involved in any campaign for public office for a period of 10 years. http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/WVa_Election_Fraud_Probe_to_Become_Public__13... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/pittsburgh/press-releases/2012/two-former-linc... http://lincolnjournalinc.com/commissioner-ramey-charged-for-making-false-stateme... http://www.wvalways.com/story/19231152/former-lincoln-county-commissioner-pleads...
Virginia Tyrone Stith 2007 2008 2013-04 Registration fraud - ineligible felon 1 0 In April 2013, a grand jury indicted Tyrone Stith and five other convicted felons on charges of giving false statements when registering to vote. The registrations occurred in 2007 and 2008. The six were each indicted on a felony count of election fraud: Mark Winfield Atwater of Portsmouth; James Edward Dorsey of Portsmouth; Brenda Lee Harris of Virginia Beach; Tyrone Stith of Chesapeake; Lisa Charlotte White of Portsmouth; and Delphine Williams of Portsmouth. Nearly 20 cases were referred to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney, but the office is prosecuting only those that were clearly intending to deceive. http://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/six-felons-indicted-on-voter-fraud-alleg...
Kansas Riley County - Two Voters 2010 Multiple Voting 2 There were two cases where people allegedly voted in both Kansas and Colorado. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
New Jersey Spencer Robbins M 2010 Woodbridge school board, General D 2014-02 Ineligible district voting 2 22 Spencer Robbins, a municipal judge in Woodbridge, Sayreville and South Plainfield, was charged in 2013 with two counts of third-degree voter fraud for voting in two 2010 elections in Woodbridge, where he had a law office, rather than in Chatham, where he lived. Robbins was a resident of Chatham when he voted in a Woodbridge school election on April 20, 2010, and in a general election in Woodbridge on November 2, 2010. The Middlesex County Board of Elections ruled in 2011 that Robbins, a registered Democrat, had been improperly voting in Woodbridge, using his Amboy Avenue legal office as his address. A month earler, a Home News Tribune investigation found that Robbins had voted in 22 elections and Democratic primaries in Woodbridge since 1998, even though he his home was in Chatham Township since 1995. The court accepted Robbins into Pre-Trial Intervention. Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2014/03/judge_charged_with_voter_fraud_for... http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2014/11/07/vote...
Indiana Mark Orosco M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-08 Ineligible district voting 1 Mark Orosco pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in another precinct in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison (suspended), 1 year probation, 100 hours community service http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_6af53cdd-4bf0-520d-ad4a-6f0548f72e20....
Louisiana Stanley Leger M 2014 Turkey Creek municipal Vote buying In the 2014 Turkey Creek, Louisiana election, incumbent mayor Heather Cloud was voted out of office by a margin of 4 votes. It was later revealed that Stanley Leger, a campaign employee for challenger Bert Campbell, had paid $15 each to four mentally-impaired individuals in exchange for their promise to vote for Campbell. Cloud challenged the election. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals of Louisiana ordered that the four votes be struck and a new election be held, which Cloud won. Leger later pleaded guilty to illegal electioneering, receiving a suspended six-month jail sentence and 18 months’ probation. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and $2,000 in restitution to Mayor Cloud. 6 months in jail (suspended sentence), 18 months probation, $500 fine and $2,000 restitution http://www.katc.com/story/28315342/leger http://caselaw.findlaw.com/la-court-of-appeal/1685533.html
Colorado Vernon Martin M Impersonation 1 Vernon Martin was charged with 1 count of voter impersonation. Pleaded to impersonating an elector. $4216.50 in fines and court fees http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Kentucky Willard Smith "Donnie Newsome (Knott County Judge-Executive)" M 1998-05 Primary D 2003-04 Vote buying Knott County Judge-Executive Donnie Newsome was convicted of leading a conspiracy to buy votes in the May 26, 1998 Knott County primary election. The jury found that Donnie Newsome and Willard Smith, working together and with other conspirators, approached and paid numerous impoverished, handicapped, illiterate or otherwise impaired persons to vote for Newsome and others by absentee ballot, resulting in a large increase in the rate of absentee voting 2 years in prison and $5,000 fine http://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2004/March/04_crm_164.htm http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/900460/posts
Georgia William Curry M Petition Fraud William Curry was accused of being and unnamed circulator for nomination petition. $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Nebraska Allen Dewane Anderson M Registration Fraud Allen Dewane Anderson was accused of attempting to registering to vote despite being a felon. Dismissed

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