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
Alabama Mary Jo Ingram William F. Bailey Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Scotty D. Cole Denita Lee 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. Mary Jo Ingram pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 2 years probation (6 months under electronically monitored home detention) *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...
Texas Melinda Hunter F 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 7 Melinda Hunter was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud in the 2004 primary election. Additional allegations included unlawfully obstructing a poll watcher, witnessing multiple ballot applications, and providing illegal assistance. Hunter entered pre-trial diversion in 2006. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bowie: 06M0301-CCL
Washington Kendra Thill 2007-07 Registration Fraud 1 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. Kendra Thill was charged with 1 count of providing false information on a voter registration, a felony Dismissed http://www.bigbigforums.com/news-and-information/551359-7-charged-voter-registra... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
Washington Travis Bingisser 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. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394076-washington-snohomish-county-respon...
Kentucky Walter Bascom Shrout (former Bath County judge-executive) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2006-11 Vote buying Walter Bascom Shrout gave cash to at least five people with instructions to use the money to buy votes in the primary race for Bath County judge-executive. The obstruction of justice charge stems from Shrout allegedly trying to persuade the people who received the money not to talk to investigators. Shrout, a Sharpsburg Democrat, also was found guilty of obstruction of justice and making false statements to a federal agent. http://www.dailyindependent.com/opinion/editorials/elected-indicted/article_e976... http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/6579132.html
Ohio Michael Anne Kyle Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Marc Gustafson Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Michael Anne Kyle was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...

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