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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
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
Iowa Patrick Lyons M Multiple 2011-04 Ineligible felon voting 6 1 Patrick Lyons, a convicted felon, pleaded* guilty to one count of perjury and one count of election fraud, after he voted in several elections and ran for election as a school board candidate, both of which he was ineligible to do because of his prior conviction. *Plea deal: 5 years (suspended), 2 years supervised probation, $750 fine, court costs
Connecticut Angel Resto M Absentee Ballot Fraud Resto, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. Ordered to comply with the law in the future
Georgia Marie Brown F 2007-05 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385(a) and § 21-2-385(b), pertaining to absentee ballots,§ 21-2-409(a), pertaining to assisting voters, and § 21-2-574, pertaining to unlawful possession of ballots. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2006-000008, Marion County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and a reprimand.
Kentucky Hancock County - Name Unknown 2007 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. Subjected to administrative procedure.
Ohio Antonio Alvande M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Absentee Ballot Fraud 24 Antonio Alvande was accused of falsifying numerous registrations for himself and others using an address from Boxmaster, a business in a strip mall in Columbus, Ohio. Similarity of signatures led to an investigation. Alvande was later found incompetent to stand trial. He was charged with 14 counts false registration and 10 counts absent voter's ballot. All charges dismissed and Alvande was sent to a mental health center. Dismissed
Washington Clifton Eugene Mitchell (political organizer - Tacoma ACORN office) 2007-07 Registration Fraud 2 Felony charges were filed against 7 individuals who submitted about 1,800 registration cards on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. The organization agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation. Clifton Eugene Mitchell was charged with 2 counts of providing false information on a voter registration, a felony. Dismissed
Washington Harry Engstrom M 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases.
Georgia Doyce Mullis Jackson Jones Don McCranie M 1996-07 Democratic primary D 1997-06 Vote buying Doyce Mullis, Dodge County Sheriff Jackson Jones, and county commissioner Don McCranie were convicted of conspiracy to buy votes in the 2006 Democratic primary. Mullis pleaded* guilty and testified against Jones and McCranie. They were the last of 27 people to be sentenced in the election fraud case, which state investigators said also included cases of double voting, felon voting, and at least one ballot being cast in the name of a dead person. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison, 3 years supervised release, 100 hours community service, $5,000 fine
Missouri Brandon E. Jones M 2004 General Multiple Voting 1 Brandon E. Jones pleaded guilty to voting twice in the 2004 presidential election.


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