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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kansas Sedgwick County - Names Unknown 2006 Intimidation There were reports that poll agents representing a political party intimidated poll workers and told them they would "go down" for activities happening at the poll. Referred to law enforcement. (multiple cases) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kentucky Mason Daniels Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Larry Shepherd Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Mason Daniels.was charged in federal court with conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with Magoffin County magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner, his wife Tami Jo Risner, and chief deputy county court clerk Larry Shepherd. Daniels was acquitted, but his co-defendants were convicted. Co-defendant Scotty L. McCarty pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor vote-fraud charge and gave information to authorities. Unindicted co-conspirator Charles “Doc” Hardin allegedly put up money for vote buying in multiple elections from 2008 to 2014. In 2014, Risner handled the money for the conspiracy, while his wife and Daniels recruited vote-sellers and Shepherd used his position to further the scheme, according to prosecutors. Acquitted http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article94699187.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article95468937.html
Georgia Bridgette Mahone F Illegal Assistance Absentee Ballot Fraud Bridgette Mahone was accused of unlawful absentee ballot assistance. Dismissed https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Ohio Unnamed Columbus County voter 2012-11 General Multiple voting 1 A Columbus County resident could face felony charges of voter fraud for casting a ballot twice in the November 2012 election. The Columbus County Board of Elections met in a special called meeting regarding a voter that officials believe may have cast absentee ballots at two different early voting, one-stop sites. Both ballots were cast under the same name and had identical addresses but the registrations had different dates of birth affiliated with them. One of the ballots was cast at the board of elections headquarters and then another absentee ballot cast at a different one-stop site the next morning. The case may be turned over to the district attorney and/or federal authorities but because it is considered a criminal investigation, County Attorney Mike Stephens advised elections officials in closed session. Stephens referred to the matter as a “duplicate registration” Thursday and was hesitant to make any further details public. Multiple name changes in the voter’s record and even a change in dates of birth contributed to the verification system not detecting the discrepancies, officials say. http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/possible-voter-fraud-under-invest...
Pennsylvania Latasha Leann Kinney F 2009-05 Registration Fraud While working for ACORN, was charged with forgery, solicitation, unsworn falsification, obstruction, interference and impersonation. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...
Kentucky Randy Thompson John Mac Combs Phillip Champion Ronnie Adams M 2006-11 General R Vote buying Randy Thompson, Judge-Executive, was convicted of of scheming to buy votes in the November 2006 election by using public funds to improve driveways and build bridges on private property. Jurors also convicted John Mac Combs and Phillip G. Champion, assistants to the judge-executive, and Ronnie Adams, a former magistrate who worked for the county, with taking part in the scheme. 40 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, $200 fine, $238,793 restitution, barred from holding public office or owning a firearm http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article43989903.html http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hindman-ky/TKENEUPLGHN6CDRO5 http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44376504.html
Connecticut Patricia Del Rocco F Absentee Ballot Fraud Del Rocco, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when she could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Iowa Unknown impersonator F 2012 Special Impersonation 1 Someone impersonated a Linn County woman and cast a fraudulent ballot in her name in a 2012 special election. That vote was counted. The woman who was impersonated later showed up at the polls and was given a provisional ballot. There was no way to identify the impersonator. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://theiowarepublican.com/2013/obama-administration-finally-stops-stonewallin...
New Jersey Unknown impersonator Absentee/Mail Impersonation Mark Allen went to his polling place to vote in person. Upon checking in, he was told that an absentee ballot had already been submited in his name. Mr. Allen indicated he had not requested an absentee ballot, nor had he voted using one. He was allowed to vote a provisional ballot. http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/11/03/concerns-over-absentee-ballots-realize...
Washington Cindy Koyama F 2005-11 2006-02 General ? Multiple Voting 2 Cindy Koyama was convicted of voting in both Snohomish County and Walla Walla County in 2005 and 2006. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370636-washington-walla-walla-responses-w...

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