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 Source2sort descending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Massachusetts Jack Villamaino (East Longmeadow Selectman) Courtney Llewellyn M 2012-09 Republican primary R 2012-10 Registration fraud Absentee/Mail 12 285 Courtney Llewellyn pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges in Hampden Superior Court. Llewellyn was accused of conspiring with former East Longmeadow Selectman Jack Villamaino in a scheme to change the party affiliations of hundreds of voters to help his chances of winning the Republican Primary. Villamaino was running for State Representative at the time. He pleaded guilty to similar charges last month and sentenced to four months in jail. Llewellyn pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge and will serve a of year probation. Four of the charges were "continued without a finding." Those charges include larceny, forgery and felony counts of interfering with an election official. She has been ordered to do community service. Villamaino pleaded guilty in Hampden County Superior Court to charges of larceny under $250, interfering with an election official, four counts of forgery of a document, four counts of perjury, and conspiracy to commit an unlawful act. Villamaino and his wife, Courtney Llewellyn, were charged in 2012 with changing the party affiliations for about 280 East Longmeadow voters. *Plea deal: 1 year in house of corrections (only 4 months to be served) plus 1 year of probation plus 200 hours community service, for 11 charges including felony forgery and perjury [1 count larceny under $250, 1 count interfering with an election official, 4 counts of forgery of a document, 4 counts of perjury, and 1 count conspiracy to commit an unlawful act ]  [original 12 charges: 9 counts of absentee voter fraud, 1 count of illegal attempt to vote, 1 count of interfering with election officials, 1 count of larceny] http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/16491-two-sentenced-in-massac... http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/23069229/jack-villamaino-to-serve-4-months-...
Indiana Terrance Lay M 2003 Democratic primary D Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion 10 Terrance Lay pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of procuring but intentionally failing to return his brother-in-law's ballot, after being charged with 10 counts of inducing others to vote outside their home precincts and conspiracy in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 120 hours community service http://www.wndu.com/news/indiana/headlines/29736854.html http://www.wibc.com/blogs/final-defendant-east-chicago-vote-fraud-case-gets-comm...
Wisconsin Andrew R. Knox M 2010-11 General 2015-03 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Andrew R. Knox was charged with one count of felony election fraud for illegally voing as a convicted felon, and pleaded* no contest in Sauk County Circuit Court to an amended charge of misdemeanor falsification of voter registry information. He was issued a $379 fine. *Plea deal: $379 fine http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/merrimac-felon-charged-with-... http://www.wiscnews.com/news/local/article_93b08ffa-e8b3-535d-a298-15b2c405cbae....
Kentucky Walter Bascom Shrout (former Bath County judge-executive) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2006-11 Vote buying Walter Bascom Shrout gave cash to at least five people with instructions to use the money to buy votes in the primary race for Bath County judge-executive. The obstruction of justice charge stems from Shrout allegedly trying to persuade the people who received the money not to talk to investigators. Shrout, a Sharpsburg Democrat, also was found guilty of obstruction of justice and making false statements to a federal agent. http://www.dailyindependent.com/opinion/editorials/elected-indicted/article_e976... http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/6579132.html
Kentucky Calvin Randall "Randy" Armitage (former Bath County Sheriff) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2007-06 Vote buying Bath County Sheriff Calvin Randall "Randy" Armitage, a candidate for re-election, was indicted by a federal grand jury in June in connection with a federal investigation into vote-buying in Bath County during the May 2006 primary. http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/10185416.html http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/8532222.html
Indiana Douglas Campbell Terry Danner M 2011 2012-05 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Douglas Campbell, the mayor of Austin, pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor electioneering in exchange for prosecutors dismissing felony voter fraud and conspiracy charges. Campbell and Terry Danner were accused of going to at least four homes in 2011 to illegally collect absentee voter ballots. According to one statement, Campbell filled out one of the ballots himself. *Plea deal: 1 year (suspended) http://www.wave3.com/story/20968288/mayor-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/Austin-mayor-city-employee-char... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ilp...
Indiana Terry Danner Douglas Campbell M 2011 2012-05 Absentee/Mail 2 2 Terry Danner was charged with voter fraud and conspiracy after he and Austin mayor Douglas Campbell were accused of going to at least four homes in 2011 to illegally collect absentee voter ballots. Danner made agreement for pretrial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention - 100 hours community service, $270 fine http://www.wave3.com/story/20968288/mayor-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/Austin-mayor-city-employee-char... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ik1...
Michigan Rev. Edward Pinkney M 2014 Recall Petition Fraud 11 Reverend Edward Pinkney was accused of changing the dates on some of the signatures on a petition to recall Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower. A jury convicted Pinkney of 5 counts of election fraud. Sentenced to spend a minimum of 30 months in prison—and a maximum of 120 months on five felony counts http://www.abc57.com/story/27258212/verdict-in-rev-edward-pinkney-election-fraud... http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Benton-Harbor-activist-sentenced-for-election...
Michigan Rev. Edward Pinkney M 2005-02 Recall Absentee/Mail Vote Buying Rev. Edward Pinkney reportedly paid patrons of a soup kitchen $5 each to cast absentee ballots in a Feb. 2005 recall election in Michigan. He was also caught being in possession of absentee ballots cast by others. Convicted of 5 counts of election fraud. Convicted of 5 counts of election fraud. http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/6642867.html http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Benton-Harbor-activist-sentenced-for-election...
North Carolina Contested Election: Allen Dial vs. Theresa Locklear 2013-11 Pembroke municipal Contested Election Ineligible district voting A new election was ordered after the State Board of Elections determined at least 30 votes were cast improperly in the November 2013 Pembroke Town Council election Robeson County officials determined that from 12 to 20 votes were cast using invalid addresses. They also found instances of improper IDs used to prove residency and at least eight instances of improper one-stop, absentee voting. Votes for Allen Dial, who was seeking his fifth term, and challenger Theresa Locklear tied at 299, according to the November results. It is not clear if any criminal charges will be filed. District Attorney Johnson Britt said that his office would review the information. New election ordered. http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/article_c261b3b4-ba71-5a12-8d98-b78d581f5c... http://www.wral.com/new-election-ordered-in-pembroke/13237755/ http://robesonian.com/archive/23828

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