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 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Illinois James Haywood, Jr. M 2013-04 Municipal D 2013-04 Absentee/Mail 1 1 James Haywood Jr. of Cahokia was charged with one count of violation of absentee ballots in St. Clair County. Dismissed http://www.bnd.com/news/local/crime/article20547705.html http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/04/30/3-metro-east-men-charged-with-election-fr... https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20by%20... http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article25749658.html
Illinois Patricia Bailey F D 2004-09 Registration fraud 3 Illinois State Representative Patricia Bailey was found guilty of filing false election forms claiming her residency in the 6th District, when she was actually living with her mother outside of the district. Bailey was charged with two counts of perjury and one count of falsifying election documents. 2 years probation, 100 hours community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366589-illinois-2nd-response.html http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-09-09/news/0409090273_1_bailey-election-... http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/illinois_ap/state-rep-bailey-convicted-of-electio... http://www.daily-journal.com/news/state/former-state-rep-bailey-gets-probation-f...
Kansas James D. Scherzer M 2000-08 2000-11 2002-08 2002-11 Primary General Primary General 2004-10 Multiple voting Ineligible district voting 2 4 James Scherzer was convicted of double voting in both Kansas and Missouri in four elections, two in 2000 and two in 2002, and providing false residency information to election officials. Scherzer registered to vote using different residence addresses in both states and signed forms at the polling places swearing he lived at those addresses. 2 years probation, 40 hours community service http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1254101/posts http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2005/jun/24/lawyersentenced/ http://cjonline.com/stories/102104/bre_voting.shtml#.Vq_IsuZLXO9 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kentucky Stephen Ray Thomason M 2009-02 Registration fraud - ineligible felon Thomason, a convicted felon, was allegedly wrongfully registered to vote from January, 1973 to January, 2009. Thomason reportedly was a convicted murderer, and surviving members of the victim's family brought his voter registration to the attention of the State Board of Elections in 2008. Charged with wrongful registration. Pleaded guilty. One-year sentence with a pre-trial diversion of 5 years. http://www.wdrb.com/story/11661611/man-admits-wrongly-registering-to-vote http://migration.kentucky.gov/newsroom/ag/felonvote.htm http://migration.kentucky.gov/Newsroom/ag/thomasonindictment.htm http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/373976-kentucky-ag-response-with-cases.ht...
New Jersey Ernest Storr Marty Small Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Ramona Stephens Demaris Jones Ronald Harris M 2008 2009 Special Mayoral Municipal - Democratic primary R 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 10 Storr was one of 14 allegedly working alongside Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Accused of absentee ballot fraud in connection with 2008 and 2009 mayoral races. Charged with 1 count conspiracy, 4 counts election fraud, 1 count absentee ballot fraud, 1 count tampering with public records or information, 1 count falsifying records, 1 count forgery, and 1 count hindering apprehension or prosecution in connection with Small's 2009 campaign; 1 count in connection with a 2008 mayoral campaign. As part of a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to 1 count related to the 2008 election and 1 count related to the 2009 election. Probation http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/star-witness-in-atlantic-city-v... http://observer.com/2010/08/small-campaign-worker-pleads-guilty-to-ballot-fraud/ http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/former-co-defendant-in-atlantic... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html
New York Angela Gumbarevic (former candidate for sheriff) Heidi Bessette F 2010 Democratic Primary for Sheriff D 2011 Petition Fraud Angela Gumbarevic, a candidate for the 2010 Oneida County sheriff position, was accused of submitting false signatures in an attempt to have her name on the ballot. Eighteen forged signatures were discovered, and without those, Gumbarevic would have not been on the ballot for the primary. She did not win the race. She was charged with 2 felonies of Second-Degree Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and First-Degree Offering a False Instrument for Filing. Pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, which is a Class D Felony. 5 years of probation and 150 hours of community service http://romesentinel.com/news?newsid=20110308-142020 http://wibx950.com/former-oneida-county-sheriff-candidate-pleads-guilty/ http://www.uticaod.com/x31873032/Ex-sheriff-candidate-sentenced-to-probation-for... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395975-new-york-oneida-county-response-wi...
Virginia Owen "Andy" Sharrett (former council member) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Multiple Voting Owen "Andy" Sharrett was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. He was charged with stealing/defacing ballot box/records/documents, voting more than once and illegal assistance. Pleaded guilty January 2007. http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Virginia Owen "Dude" Sharrett (former director of the town's Parks and Recreation Department) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Owen "Dude" Sharrett was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Pleaded guilty January 2007. http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Virginia Ben Ellis Cooper (former mayor) Betty Bolling Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Vote Buying Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 243 Ben Ellis Cooper, ex-mayor of Appalachia, was charged with 243 counts of election fraud including vote buying, absentee ballot fraud, stealing ballots, destroying ballots, illegal assistance, voting more than once. Cooper pleaded guilty to 233 felony counts, and took the Alford plea on 10 other counts, which the court treats as guilty pleas. http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts
Alabama Nathaniel Gosha (a former Russell County commissioner and Phenix City Council candidate) Lizzie Mae Perry M 2001-09 Phenix City municipal Absentee/mail Vote Selling Forgery 37 9 Nathaniel Gosha, a former Russell County commissioner and Phenix City Council candidate, was convicted of 16 felony counts of possessing forged documents, 9 felony counts of falsifying absentee ballots, and 12 misdemeanor counts of disclosing the votes of others, in a scheme to sell absentee ballots in the September 2001 municipal election. Co-defendant Lizzie Mae Perry pleaded guilty to charges of absentee ballot fraud and agreed to testify against Gosha. Gosha and Perry falsified ballots by having people sign as witnesses to absentee ballot affidavits that had not been signed or sworn by the voters, and by putting false information about the voters' places of residence on the affidavits.   90 days in jail (multiple concurrent terms), 3 years probation, $500 fines for each of 9 false ballot convictions, $100 fines for each of 12 vote disclosure misdemeanors, $5/day for each day behind bars http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=pg http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29238529.html#! http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/798132/replies?c=116

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