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 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...
Alabama Denita Lee William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Scotty D. Cole 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. Denita Lee pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 3 years probation, 250 hours community service, $2,500 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 Ann Richardson (former district judge) F 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail 1 Ann Richardson pleaded* guilty to a state charge for failing to properly report campaign expenditures related to the June 2000 Republican primary. She agreed to resign as district judge as part of her plea bargain. Federal charges were dismissed. Eight others, including Richardson's husband, were convicted on charges of absentee ballot fraud as part of a vote-buying scheme in the election. *Plea deal: 6 months in jail (suspended), 1 year probation, $1,000 fine plus court costs http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama Clifford Don Twilley (campaign official and board of education chairman) M 2010-06 2011 Vote Buying Board of Education Chairman Twilley indicted for vote buying. The charge stems from an investigation into Twilley's conduct in the June 2010 elections in Wilcox County. He was indicted for vote buying. Motion to nolle prosse filed by the state was granted. Motion to Nolie Prosse was granted. http://www.wsfa.com/story/14265823/wilcox-co-ed-chairman-indicted-on-vote-buying... http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2014/05/wilcox_county_politics_a_qua...
Alabama Shelia Pritchett Stephanie Elias F 2012-08 Phenix City municipal 2012-08 Absentee/Mail Forgery 4 2 Shelia Pritchett, of Phenix City, was charged with two counts of second-degree forgery and two counts of absentee ballot fraud. Stephanie Elias, of Columbus, was charged with four counts of second-degree forgery and four counts of absentee ballot fraud, all Class C felonies. Both women were working for a candidate in the 2012 Phenix City municipal election. Russell County District Attorney Ken Davis said the fraud came to light when officials discovered duplicate applications for absentee ballots. Someone apparently was going to intercept the ballots when they were sent out and vote them. http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29238529.html#! Conviction/sentence - Russell County DA?
Alabama Election contest: Oren Fannin v. Karen Berry 2008-11 Pike County commission 2008-12 Election contest Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 10 After nearly a year in office, Pike County Commissioner Karen Berry was ordered to vacate her District 6 seat to challenger Oren Fannin when a judge ruled that 10 votes were cast illegally for Berry in the November 2008 election. Berry was originally declared the winner by a six-vote margin, but Fannin contested the results. All 10 illegal votes were cast by absentee ballot. Three invalid ballots were stipulated by both parties, since Carl, Mary and Brandon Kidd cast absentee ballots for Berry but lived outside District 6. Another three voters - Tiffany Paige Gray, Norman Lyn Gray and Nerita Hinkle - all testified to voting for Fannin but also lived outside the district. Berry herself also pleaded guilty to charges of voter fraud and perjury for mailing an illegal absentee ballot. Results overturned - Fannin declared winner http://www.troymessenger.com/2009/10/02/fannin-declared-district-6-winner/
Alabama Stephanie Elias Sheila Pritchett F 2012-08 Phenix City municipal 2012-08 Absentee/Mail Forgery 8 4 Stephanie Elias, of Columbus, was charged with four counts of second-degree forgery and four counts of absentee ballot fraud. Shelia Pritchett, of Phenix City, was charged with two counts of second-degree forgery and two counts of absentee ballot fraud, all Class C felonies. Both women were working for a candidate in the 2012 Phenix City municipal election. Russell County District Attorney Ken Davis said the fraud came to light when officials discovered duplicate applications for absentee ballots. Someone apparently was going to intercept the ballots when they were sent out and vote them. http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29238529.html#!
Alabama Karen Tipton Berry F 2008 Pike County commission 2010-10 Absentee/Mail Perjury 2 1 Karen Tipton Berry pleaded* guilty to voter fraud and perjury for mailing an illegal absentee ballot in the 2008 Pike County Commissioner election. Berry narrowly won and then lost her 2008 reelection bid when 10 absentee ballots were found to have been fraudulently cast in the election. *Plea deal: 2 years in prison for each of 2 charges, to run concurrently (suspended), 2 years probation http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/woman-faces-felony-absentee-ballot-fraud-charge/... http://www.wtvy.com/news/alabama/headlines/Ala_Woman_Pleads_Guilty_in_Voter_Frau... http://www.troymessenger.com/2010/10/20/berry-charged-with-vote-fraud-perjury/
Alabama Gay Nell Tinker (aka Gay Nell Singleton) F 2004-11 2005-05 Democratic primaries D 2008-03 Absentee/Mail Forgery 13 5 Gay Nell Tinker [Singleton], a former circuit clerk for Hale County, pleaded* guilty to five misdemeanor counts of absentee ballot fraud, after her scheme to orchestrate fraudulent absentee ballots for the benefit of multiple candidates during November 2004 and May 2005 Democratic primaries was uncovered. She admitted to falsifying the ballots of five voters to benefit certain candidates, including her brother, Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins, and her husband, Senator Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro). As part of her plea deal, prosecutors dropped 13 felony voter fraud charges. *Plea deal: Barred from serving as Hale County's absentee ballot manager for at least six years http://www.wsfa.com/story/13078107/former http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20090915/news/909149917?p=3&tc=pg http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20100901/news/100839921?p=2&tc=pg http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/FraudTrial_HaleCountyAlabama.pdf http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20100901/news/100839921
Alaska Rogelio Mejorada-Lopez M 2000 2002 2004 General Non-citizen voting 3 3 Rogelio Mejorada-Lopez, a legal immigrant from Mexico, pleaded* guilty to three counts of voting by a non-citizen in violation of 18 U.S.C. 611 after illegally voting in the 2000, 2002, and 2004 general elections. The court recommended that no removal proceedings take place and that the offenses not impede his path to citizenship. *Plea deal: 1 year probation http://www.plainsite.org/dockets/7hvackzg/alaska-district-court/usa-v-mejoradalo... United States v. Rogelio Mejorada-Lopez, No. 05-CR-074 (2005)

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