|State||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|
|Kentucky||Freddy W. Thompson (former County Clerk)||Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris||M||2002 2004 2006||R||2009-07||Vote Buying||Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes.||In 2010 sentenced to 12 years and 6 months in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Thompson then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 2 years' probation and 200 hours of public service.||http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html||http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud...||https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/former-clay-county-clerk-sent...||http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article44482503.html|
|Kansas||Lincoln L. Wilson||M||2010 2012 2014||R||2015||Multiple voting||Ineligible district voting||3||3||Lincoln L. Wilson registered to vote and voted in both Goodland, Kansas, and Hale, Colorado in the same elections in 2010, 2012 and 2014.||http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article38915277.html|
|Virginia||Feda Kidd Morton||F||2011-08||R||Petition fraud||1||0||Feda Kidd Morton pleaded* guilty to a felony charge of falsifying a campaign document for failing to witness signatures on a candidate Deborah Rittenhouse's petitions to qualify for the 2011 ballot for Commissioner of Revenue. Six Fluvanna County residents testified they signed the petition to get Rittenhouse on the ballot, but not in Morton’s presence. Virginia election law states people collecting signatures for candidates must swear they personally witnessed voters signing the petition. Morton was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and is not allowed to have anything to do with a campaign or election. If she completes a year of probation, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor of communicating false information to a voter.||*Plea deal: Deferred prosecution - 1 year probation, 150 hours of community service||http://www.fluvannareview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4068%...||http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Former-Congressional-Candidate-Admits-Ele...|
|Colorado||David Harold Shackley||M||2008 2009||R||Multiple voting||1||2||David Harold Shackley was found guilty of voting twice, a misdemeanor, in county elections in 2008 and 2009. Shackley voted early in one county, and then by mail in another. Despite having been warned against voting multiple times after the 2008 election, he did so again in 2009.||Jail, probation, fine and court costs||http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/aurora-co-man-found-guilty-of-vot...||http://www.denverpost.com/ci_18881310|
|New York||Debra Ortutay (former Independence Republican Party Chairwoman)||F||R||2011-06||Petition Fraud||17||Debra Ortutay was accused of lying to a grand jury about signatures on a petition. She testified to the validity of 12 signatures on a petition, later defending the signatures in a legal challenge. Ortutay had not witnessed the signatures. She pleaded guilty to 1 count of first degree perjury, a Class D felony; 1 count of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a Class D felony; 1 count of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree, a Class E felony; and 1 count of misconduct in relation to petitions, a Class A misdemeanor.||4 months in jail and 5 years of probation.||http://www.rocklandtimes.com/2012/03/01/former-independence-party-chairwoman-sen...||http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2011/July/02/Ortutay_RCGJ-02Jul11.html||http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2011/December/07/Ortutay_plea-07Dec11.html|
|Kansas||Randall Kilian||M||2012-11||General||R||2016-01||Multiple voting||Ineligible district voting||3||1||Randall Kilian pleaded* guilty to voting without being qualified, a Class A misdemeanor, after doube voting in the 2012 general election. Kilian lived and voted in Colorado, and also cast a ballot without being lawfully registered to vote in Ellis County, Kansas in the same election. In exchange for his plea, two other misdemeanor charges were dismissed.||*Plea deal: $2500 fine||http://www.hdnews.net/news/local/former-hays-man-convicted-of-voter-fraud/articl...||http://www.parsonssun.com/state_national/news/article_0664cb0e-0916-11e6-9eea-83...||http://cjonline.com/news/2016-01-25/kris-kobach-files-new-round-voter-fraud-case...|
How You Can Help
Join the movement and sign up for our Knowledge Network to get educated on the issues and opportunities to serve and connect with other citizen activists in your community.
Support True the Vote’s efforts to keep our elections free and fair.
Stay in touch
You can support True the Vote and get current information, insights and updates on various social media platforms.