True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort ascending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Florida Kenneth Bennet M Non-citizen voting Kenneth Bennet was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United States v. Bennett; 1:04-CR-14048) 3 months of probation and $250 fine. http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Ohio Wilson Ferad Davis M 2007-03 Petition Fraud 5 Wilson Ferad Davis was indicted for elections falsification, prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations and forgery. Police unable to locate Davis. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396682-ohio-hardin-county-wilson-ferad-da...
Washington Dale Casey 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 Stanley Bowling (former magistrate) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 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 15 years and 10 months in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Bowling then pleaded guilty hoping for a lesser sentence. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44442576.html
Connecticut Peter Nygard M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
North Carolina Horatio Johnson M 2008-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 After pleading guilty to a felony drug conviction in August 2008, Horatio Johnson voted in an election and was charged for voting as a felon. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor common law obstruction of justice. After the plea arrangement, it was admitted that Johnson voted in the 2008 election, applying for the absentee ballot on Oct. 20, 2008. Suspended sentence of 120 days in prison and unsupervised probation http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/in-catawba-county-voter-fraud-case-attorney-sa...
Wisconsin Leon Pendleton M 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 Leon Pendleton was charged with Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I) and Providing False Information to Election Official (Felony Class I). http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Illinois Jerry Knight Kenneth Davison M D 2008-08 Petition Fraud Perjury Forgery 12 Kenneth Davison and Jerry Knight were working for Democratic state Sen. Terry Link in 2007. Indictments allege that both men forged signatures and included dead voters on the nominating petition. Charged with 11 counts of perjury and 1 count of forgery. Pleaded guilty. (08CF3379) Sentenced to 2 years probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. Barred from participating in election activity, other than voting, for the length of his probation. http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/08/sen-link-campai.html http://prev.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=313603
Wisconsin Douglas Ferrel M 2004-10 1 Douglas Ferrel as charged with making false statement http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399983-wisconsin-grant-county-response-wi...
Virginia Ben Ellis Cooper (former mayor) Betty Bolling Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Vote Buying Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 243 Ben Ellis Cooper, ex-mayor of Appalachia, was charged with 243 counts of election fraud including vote buying, absentee ballot fraud, stealing ballots, destroying ballots, illegal assistance, voting more than once. Cooper pleaded guilty to 233 felony counts, and took the Alford plea on 10 other counts, which the court treats as guilty pleas. http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts

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