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/Rsort ascending Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
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...
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...
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...
Wisconsin Rep. Carolyn Paseneaux (former member of Congress) F 2000-08 Primary R 2000 Ineligible district voting Registration Fraud 2 Rep. Carolyn Paseneaux was arrested on two felony counts of voter fraud for allegedly listing an old address while voting. On an absentee ballot form, she listed an address of a home where she had not lived for more than a year. Charged with 1 count of false swearing and 1 count of false voting. http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/legislator-charged-wi...
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
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
New York John Thompson (former undersheriff) M R 2003 Petition Fraud 13 Former Undersheriff John Thompson was charged with 7 felonies and 6 misdemeanors, with counts ranging from forgery to conspiracy, related to falsifying campaign petitions to get candidates on the ballot. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of misconduct with campaign petitions. http://www.recordonline.com/article/20091103/News/911030314 http://www.recordonline.com/article/20031019/News/310199995
Ohio John Jackson M 2000-11 Presidential R Absentee Ballot Fraud 6 John Jackson, a Republican member of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections was charged with five counts of tampering with ballots, and one count of misconduct of an employee of the board of elections. Jackson was accused of changing residents' votes when he went to assist nursing home residents vote. The Supreme Court ruled that unsealed secret ballots could be used as evidence against him, but the case was ultimately dismissed because of the death of the witness. Dismissed due to death of defendant. http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/SCO/justices/pfeifer/column/2004/jp090804.asp
North Carolina Dianna Lightfoot F R Registration fraud - ineligible address Ineligible district voting Dianna Lightfoot registered to vote using an address of a UPS store. Public records from the N.C. State Board of Elections show Lightfoot registered to vote at her mailing address, instead of her residential address. Board of Elections rules clearly state that voters must provide a residential address to register to vote. Falsifying voter registration information is considered a Class I Felony. Only one Dianna Lightfoot is registered to vote in the state. That registration is for Dianna L. Lightfoot, 353 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem. That is the address of a UPS store. Store manager Jared Roper said Lightfoot is a customer at the store and rents a mailbox there. Board of Elections records show Lightfoot registered to vote in Forsyth County in March 2012 as a Republican. Her voting record shows she cast ballots in the May primary, July primary and November general election. Lightfoot’s May and November votes were cast absentee. http://scrutinyhooligans.us/2013/02/08/looking-for-voter-fraud-tried-right-under... http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_c62b962c-7150-11e2-9626-001a4bcf687...
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

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