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 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
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...
Indiana Ponciano Herrera M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-03 Voter intimidation/coercion Absentee Ballot Fraud 8 4 Ponciano Herrera pleaded* guilty to misdemeanor charge of handling a forged absentee ballot, after being charged with eight felony counts of illegally manipulating absentee ballots and inducing voters to commit perjury in the May 2003 Democratic mayoral primary in East Chicago. Herrera convinced four of his neighbors, a deaf brother and sister and two mentally retarded people to sign their absentee ballots and turn them over to him without voting. Longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick narrowly defeated challenger George Pabey in that primary, but the Indiana Supreme Court overturned Pastrick's victory due to widespread voter fraud and ordered a new election. *Plea deal: 90 days probation http://www.wbez.org/story/news/local/more-indictments-east-chicago-voter-fraud-c... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1601469/posts http://www.votelaw.com/blog/archives/003929.html http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/suspended-lake-policeman-guilty-of-vote-fraud...
Georgia Election contest: Jack Stone v. Bayne Cole 2015-11 Hazlehurst mayoral 2015-11 Election contest Vote buying/selling Ineligible district voting 2 A judge threw out Hazlehurst’s November 2015 mayoral election results due to voter fraud. Incumbent Mayor Jack Cole lost re-election by two votes to Bayne Stone and contested the election. Cole accused Stone and his supporters of paying voters to go to the polls and helping non-residents cast ballots. The judge's order said he believed the allegations of vote buying and other irregularities, including testimony from two voters who said Stone's son paid them off the street to go cast ballots. A new election was ordered. New election ordered http://www.wtoc.com/story/30632291/hazlehurst-mayoral-election-results-overturne... http://www.walb.com/story/30517251/former-hazlehurst-mayor-contesting-election
Kentucky Wilbur Graves Gary Bartley Ronald Muse Wanda Moore M 2006-11 General 2010-06 Vote buying Wilbur Graves, a former Monroe County Judge-Executive, was convicted of conspiracy to buy votes during the 2006 Monroe County general election. Tompkinsville residents Gary Bartley, Ronald Muse and Wanda Moore were also charged in the conspiracy. 12 months and 1 day in prison, 2 years supervised release, $5000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty... http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/96184809.html
Kentucky Gary Bartley Wilbur Graves Ronald Muse Wanda Moore M 2006-11 General 2010-06 Vote buying Gary Bartley pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to buy votes during the 2006 Monroe County general election. Former Monroe County Judge-Executive Wilbur Graves and Tompkinsville residents Ronald Muse and Wanda Moore were also charged in the conspiracy. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, $2000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty... http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/96184809.html
Kentucky Ronald Muse Wilbur Graves Gary Bartley Wanda Moore M 2006-11 General 2010-06 Vote buying Ronald Muse pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to buy votes during the 2006 Monroe County general election and agreed to testify against his co-defendant, former Monroe County Judge-Executive Wilbur Graves. Tompkinsville residents Gary Bartley and Wanda Moore were also charged in the conspiracy. *Plea deal: Time served plus 3 years supervised release http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty... http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/96184809.html
Kentucky Wanda Moore Wilbur Graves Gary Bartley Ronald Muse F 2006-11 General 2010-06 Vote buying Wanda Moore pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to buy votes during the 2006 Monroe County general election and agreed to testify against her co-defendant, former Monroe County Judge-Executive Wilbur Graves. Tompkinsville residents Gary Bartley and Ronald Muse were also charged in the conspiracy. *Plea deal: 2 years probation http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty... http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/96184809.html
North Carolina Patrick Cannon (former Charlotte mayor) M 2014-10 General D 2015-02 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was indicted by a Mecklenburg County grand jury in 2015 on an election fraud charge stemming from an illegal vote Cannon cast in 2014. As a convicted felon, Cannon lost his right to vote, but the Democrat cast a ballot Oct. 30, 2014 at an early voting site. That’s a felony under North Carolina law. At the time of his vote, Cannon had already pleaded guilty and was waiting to start his prison sentence for accepting more than $50,000 from FBI undercover agents. He is serving 44 months at a federal prison camp in West Virginia. Cannon pleaded* guilty to attempted voter fraud in Mecklenburg County court March 16, 2016. The judge found Cannon guilty of voter fraud. Cannon will serve one day in jail, which will run concurrent to his federal time served. Cannon signed a plea agreement to a lesser charge of attempting voter fraud, a Class 1 misdemeanor charge. The charge for attempted voter fraud carries a maximum of 120 days in prison. *Plea deal: 1 day in jail, which will run concurrent to his federal time served for felony bribery, for 1 lesser misdemeanor charge of attempted voter fraud. http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/former-charlotte-mayor-has-been-prison-yea... http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/special-reports/patrick-cannon/article9506... http://www.wbtv.com/story/31466337/former-mayor-patrick-cannon-pleads-guilty-to-... http://www.wcnc.com/news/crime/cannon-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud/85484872
Florida Montollis Roberson "Madison 9" F 2010 Madison school board 2011-11 Absentee/Mail 2 1 Montollis Roberson, one of the "Madison 9," was charged with felony fraud in connection with casting a ballot, as part of a scheme to illegally request, distribute, and collect absentee ballots in the 2010 Madison school board election. In 2013 a judge dismissed the charges against Roberson, ruling that the regulations were discretionary rather than mandatory and that there had been no intent to cast a fraudulent ballot. Dismissed http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Madison_County_Officials_Arrested_for_Voter_Fr... http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130117/WIRE/130119610?p=1&tc=pg http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Member-of-Madison-9-has-Charges-Dropped-186894... http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/UF/00/02/83/08/02004/7A.pdf
Mississippi Alethea Michelle Shaw F 2013-06 Hattiesburg Mayoral 2014-10 Ineligible district voting (+registration) 1 1 Three of seven defendants indicted on voter fraud connected to the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral elections pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor charges in 12th District Circuit Court. Alethea Michelle Shaw, 46, Carmon Yvette Anderson, 53, and Joseph Lee Anderson, 53, each pleaded* guilty to a charge of voting out of district of legal domicile. Shaw works as public defender for the City of Hattiesburg’s Municipal Court. Carmon Anderson works as human resources director for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Each defendant received a suspended sentence of six months, was fined $200 and ordered to pay $220.84 court costs. Shaw was cited for voting in the June 4, 2013, general election even though her legal residence was listed in Lamar County outside Hattiesburg city limits. The Andersons were cited for voting in the Sept. 24, 2013, mayoral special election even though their legal residence was listed in Moselle. The indictments were connected to alleged voting irregularities in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral race between incumbent Mayor Johnny DuPree and former Ward 4 City Councilman Dave Ware. After a year-long investigation, two Forrest County grand juries handed down seven misdemeanor indictments in October 2014. Twelfth Circuit Court District Attorney Patricia Burchell said ithat her office had investigated “numerous complaints” and presented them to sitting grand juries in January and July 2014. *Plea deal: 6 months (suspended), $200 fine plus $220.84 court costs http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/hattiesburg/2014/12/01/althe... http://www.wdam.com/story/26816551/breaking-7-indicted-on-charges-of-illegal-vot...

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