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 Type1sort descending Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings Earl Young F 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Kentucky Charles "Chuck" Hart M 2006-05 Democratic primary D Vote buying Charles "Chuck" Hart was found guilty of obstruction of justice, vote buying and making false statements to federal agents. 33 months in prison for obstruction of justice, vote buying, and making false statements to federal agents https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1410308021.html https://pageonekentucky.com/2008/01/08/hart-sent-to-prison-for-vote-buying/
Illinois Leroy Scott Jr. Charles Powell Terrance R. Stith Sandra Stith Lillie Nichols M 2004-11 General D Vote buying 1 1 Leroy Scott Jr., Lillie Nichols, Terrance R. Stith, and his wife, Sandra Stith, pleaded* guilty to one count each of vote-buying before U.S. District Judge David Herndon, admitting they paid voters $5 to $10 for favorably casts ballots during the November 2004 general election. Two days before the election, Scott received $1,200 from the St. Clair County Democratic Committee. *Plea deal: 10 months in prison, 2 years probation, $3,100 fine. http://minx.cc:1080/?post=110160 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t... https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1010417131.html
Kentucky Jackie Jennings Naomi Johnson Earl Young 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy Plea Deal: 2 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Kentucky Robert L. Madon (former mayor of Pineville, KY) Brent Madon (son of Robert Madon, former mayor of Pineville, KY) M 2006 Mayoral Vote Buying Robert L. Madon, who served as mayor for 18 years, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to buy votes that helped him win the 2006 mayoral election. Madon admitted he conspired with his son, Brent Madon, to pay cash to Pineville residents to cast absentee votes. http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/08/17/former-mayor-sentenced-to-20-months-fo... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo042309a.htm
Indiana Randall Blue Artis (former East Chicago Councilman) Terrance Artis M 1999 East Chicago municipal D 2004-05 Vote buying Former East Chicago Councilman Randall "Blue" Artis pleaded* gulity to a federal theft of funds charge after he and and his brother Terrance Artis were charged with multiple felony counts of fraud, conspiracy and misappropriation of funds in connection with the sidewalks-for-votes scandal. http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/artis-brothers-enter-guilty-pleas/article_8dd...
Illinois Terrance R. Stith Charles Powell Leroy Scott Jr. Sandra Stith Lillie Nichols M 2004-11 General D Vote buying 1 1 Terrance R. Stith, his wife, Sandra Stith, Leroy Scott Jr., and Lillie Nichols pleaded* guilty to one count each of vote-buying before U.S. District Judge David Herndon, admitting they paid voters $5 to $10 for favorably casts ballots during the November 2004 general election. Two days before the election, Stith received $2,000.from the St. Clair County Democratic Committee. *Plea deal: 4 months in prison. http://minx.cc:1080/?post=110160 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...
Kentucky Earl Young Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings M 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Kentucky Brent Madon (son of Robert Madon, former mayor of Pineville, KY) Robert L. Madon (former mayor of Pineville, KY) M 2006 Mayoral Vote Buying Brent Madon conspired with his father, Robert L. Madon, to buy votes that helped Robert Madon win the 2006 mayoral election. Brent Madon paid people $10 to $20 to cast early, absentee votes for his father. Robert L. Madon won the election, partly on the strength of absentee votes. 12 months in jail, 3 years of supervised release, with the first six months on home incarceration http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/08/17/former-mayor-sentenced-to-20-months-fo...
Indiana Terrance Artis Randall Blue Artis (former East Chicago Councilman) M 1999 East Chicago municipal D 2004-05 Vote buying Terrance Artis pleaded* gulity to a federal obstruction of justice charge after he and and his brother Randall "Blue" Artis were charged with multiple felony counts of fraud, conspiracy and misappropriation of funds in connection with the sidewalks-for-votes scandal. http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/artis-brothers-enter-guilty-pleas/article_8dd...

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