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 ascending Source4 Source5 Follow Up
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...
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...
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-...
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
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
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...
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
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
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

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