True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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Statesort descending Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Alabama Melvin Lightening Aaron Evans M 1995-11 Greensboro special municipal 1996-09 Absentee/Mail Voter intimidation/coercion Impersonation 1 1 Melvin Lightening was convicted of absentee ballot fraud after admitting to casting an absentee ballot in someone else's name in the November 1995 Greensboro special election. The ballot application was completed by co-defendant Aaron Evans, and the ballot was signed by Lightening, who delivered the ballot to the city clerk. Evans was also convicted on multiple counts of absentee ballot fraud. 12 months in prison (suspended), 12 months probation, barred from participation in political campaigns/activity http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=4&tc=pg http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html
Alabama Janice Hart Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds F 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-05 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 8 8 Janice Hart, pleaded* guilty to eight misdemeanor absentee ballot fraud charges (reduced from eight felony charges) for illegally obtaining absentee ballots during the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the race by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Lesa Coleman, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail for each charge (suspended), two years probation for each charge, $200 fine, $25 victim’s compensation fee, court costs http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/voter-fraud-suspect-pleads-guilty-to... http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/lesa-coleman-guilty-in-dothan-voter-... http://www.cbs46.com/story/25479135/3-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-houston-county
Alabama Mary Jo Ingram William F. Bailey Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Scotty D. Cole Denita Lee Idas L. Neal, Jr. F 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. Mary Jo Ingram pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 2 years probation (6 months under electronically monitored home detention) *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama Aaron Evans (former Greensboro policeman) Melvin Lightening M 1995-11 Greensboro special municipal 1996-09 Absentee/Mail Impersonation Forgery 15 7 Aaron Evans, a former Greensboro policeman, was convicted in Hale County of absentee ballot voter fraud in the November 1995 Greensboro special election. Evans was found guilty of seven counts of casting illegal absentee ballots, seven counts of forging absentee ballot documents, and one count of possession of forged documents. Co-defendant Melvin Lightening was also convicted of absentee ballot fraud. Evans was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, of which 8 years were suspended. 10 years in prison (8 years suspended) http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=4&tc=pg http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html
Alabama Olivia Reynolds Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds F 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-05 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 26 24 Olivia Reynolds was convicted of 24 counts of fraudulently obtaining absentee ballots during the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome, her boyfriend. Newsome won the race by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Lesa Coleman, Janice Hart, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme. 5 year split sentence - 2 years in prison (amended to 6 months in community corrections) http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/dothan-voter-fraud-defendant-sentenc... http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/olivia-reynolds-found-guilty-of-coun... http://www.cbs46.com/story/25479135/3-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-houston-county
Alabama Eugene Emerson William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Scotty D. Cole Denita Lee Idas L. Neal, Jr. M 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. Eugene Emerson pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 2 years probation (6 months under electronically monitored home detention) *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama David Sutherland William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson Jimmy F. Richardson Scotty D. Cole Denita Lee Idas L. Neal, Jr. M 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. David Sutherland pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 5 years probation (6 months under electronically monitored home detention), 1,000 hours community service, $15,000 fine *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama Jimmy F. Richardson William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Scotty D. Cole Denita Lee Idas L. Neal, Jr. M 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. Jimmy Richardson pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 5 months in prison, 3 years supervised release (5 months under electronically monitored home detention), $10,000 fine *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama Scotty D. Cole William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Denita Lee Idas L. Neal, Jr. M 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. Scotty Cole pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. Cole was sentenced in federal court to three years of probation with the first three months under electronically monitored home detention, 300 hours of community service, and fined $5,000; and in state court to one year and one day in jail (suspended), 3 years of probation, barred from holding public office, and assessed a $50 fee plus court costs. *Plea deal/Federal: 3 years probation (3 months under electronically monitored home detention), $5,000 fine, 3000 hours community service *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alaska Deborah Carroll (campaign official) F 2012 2012-04 Petition Fraud Forgery 5 Carroll was charged with submitting fraudulent signatures for a petition. She admitted to using names she found in a phone book. The charges included 1 count forgery, 1 count falsifying business records, 1 count unsworn falsification, 1 count perjury, and 1 count improper subscription to petition. Pleaded guilty to 1 felony charge in exchange for other 4 charges being dismissed. Fairbanks District Court (Case #: 4FA-12-700 CR) Probation and $2,500 fine http://www.courtrecords.alaska.gov/eservices/?x=Fw-ICex9meMd6vxdvlKOa-PSRmCXu%2A...

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