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 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3sort descending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Donald "Champ" Maze (former Bath County Attorney) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2006-11 Vote buying Donald "Champ" Maze pleaded guilty on the fifth day of his trial to paying three people up to $200 to vote for him in the primary election. 21 months in federal prison http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/6579132.html http://www.dailyindependent.com/opinion/editorials/elected-indicted/article_e976... http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/10185416.html
Kentucky Scott Lynn McCarty Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Mason Daniels Larry Shepherd M 2014-05 Democratic primary D Vote buying Illegal assistance In person 1 1 Scott Lynn McCarty pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he aided and abetted the payment of a woman in the May 2014 primary in Magoffin County, KY. McCarty said in a court document that he went in the voting booth with the woman to make sure she voted for certain candidates — who were not named in the document — and then directed the woman to see another person McCarty knew who would pay her for voting. Accompanying people into voting booths under the guise that they need assistance has been a common tactic in vote-buying in Kentucky. McCarty faces up to a year in prison. McCarty is charged in another case with Magoffin County Magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner; his wife, Tami Jo Risner; Mason Daniels; and Larry Shepherd, the husband of county Clerk Renee Arnett Shepherd. The indictment charges that the Risners, Daniels and Shepherd conspired to buy votes in 2014 for county Judge-Executive *Plea deal: Sentencing set for May 2016 http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article66257227.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article66370072.html http://www.wtvq.com/2016/03/16/man-pleads-guilty-to-bribing-voter-in-vote-fraud-... http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article94699187.html
Texas Roberta Margaret Cook F 2010-05 Woodlands Road Utility District 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud Roberta Margaret Cook was one of seven voters indicted for voting outside their district. The group planned to vote in a district where they did not reside in order to elect three of their members to the board of directors of The Woodlands Road Utility District. The group illegally registered in the district by using the address of a hotel in the district as their home address of their voter registration application. Convicted of illegal voting. 3 years in jail, 5 years of probation and a $5,000 fine http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/jury-finds-women-guilty-of-voter-f... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/seven-indicted-for-voter-fraud-in-... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/remaining-in-voter-fraud-case-senten... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/heath-s-woodlands-rud-voter-fraud-...
Texas Sybil Doyle F 2010-05 Woodlands Road Utility District 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud Sybil Doyle was one of seven voters indicted for voting outside their district. The group planned to vote in a district where they did not reside in order to elect three of their members to the board of directors of The Woodlands Road Utility District. The group illegally registered in the district by using the address of a hotel in the district as their home address of their voter registration application. Convicted of illegal voting. 3 years in jail, 5 years of probation and a $5,000 fine http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/jury-finds-women-guilty-of-voter-f... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/seven-indicted-for-voter-fraud-in-... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/remaining-in-voter-fraud-case-senten... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/heath-s-woodlands-rud-voter-fraud-...
Texas James Alan Jenkins M 2010-05 Woodlands Road Utility District 2012-03 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud James Alan Jenkins was one of seven voters indicted for voting outside their district. The group planned to vote in a district where they did not reside in order to elect three of their members to the board of directors of The Woodlands Road Utility District. The group illegally registered in the district by using the address of a hotel in the district as their home address of their voter registration application. Convicted of illegal voting 3 years in prison and $10,000 fine http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/seven-indicted-for-voter-fraud-in-... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/the-woodlands-rud-voter-fraud-case... http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/rud-challenger-found-guilty-of-ill...
Kentucky Sherman Neace (three-term Perry County judge-executive and candidate for magistrate) Chester Jones M 2008 General D 2009-06 Vote Buying Chester Jones and Sherman Neace, public officials, reportedly diverted $7,500 from the State Democratic Party to buy votes for themselves. Jones acquired 75 counter checks from the local bank, leaving the payee blank, and he and Neace distributed checks for $100 to buy votes. Pleaded guilty. http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article44002317.html http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/recent_news/ex-official-pleads-guilty-to-vot... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo062409a.htm
Kentucky Chester Jones (former chairman of the Perry County Democratic Executive Committee, former state representative, former circuit court clerk, and candidate for county school board) Sherman Neace M 2008 General D 2009-06 Vote Buying 2 Chester Jones and Sherman Neace, public officials, reportedly diverted $7,500 from the State Democratic Party to buy votes for themselves. Jones acquired 75 counter checks from the local bank, leaving the payee blank, and he and Neace distributed checks for $100 to buy votes. Pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting mail fraud. 12 months of incarceration http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article44002317.html http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/recent_news/ex-official-pleads-guilty-to-vot... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo062409a.htm http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca6/10-5598/11a0078n-06-201...
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...
Indiana John Cook Michael R. Marshall Christopher Marshall M 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral D 2011-10 Absentee/Mail Perjury 9 John Cook pleaded* to one felony count of perjury in connection with a voter fraud scheme involving absentee ballots and applications submitted in Jennings county in 2010. Michael Marshall and Christopher Marshall were also indicted on voter fraud charges. *Plea deal: http://www.newsandtribune.com/archives/galligan-aide-indicted-for-voter-fraud/ar... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ik4...
Indiana Christopher Marshall Michael R. Marshall John Cook M 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral D 2011-10 Absentee/Mail 12 Christopher Marshall pleaded* guilty to aiding in deception in order to obtain property in connection with a voter fraud scheme involving absentee ballots and applications submitted in Jennings county in 2010. Marshall's father Michael Marshall and John Cook were also indicted on voter fraud charges. *Plea deal: http://www.newsandtribune.com/archives/galligan-aide-indicted-for-voter-fraud/ar... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ik9...

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