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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Denise Ward F 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...
Washington Chesa Legette F Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Chesa Legette was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Texas Melva Kay Ponce F 2004-11 General Impersonation Illegal assistance 1 1 Melva Kay Ponce pleaded* guilty to one count of attempted illegal voting, after being charged with voter impersonation (TEC 64.012) in the 2004 general election. *Plea deal: 2 years deferred adjudication, $1500 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bee: B-05-2101-0-CR-B
Mississippi Tate King (former Benton County Supervisor) M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 3 Tate King, Benton County Supervisor, was accused of 1 count conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 2 counts of voter fraud in connection with the Aug. 7, 2007, Democratic primary and subsequent runoff in Benton County. Pleaded guilty to 2 counts voter fraud. Additional count dismissed. (Case #BK2008-004A, Circuit Court, Benton County) 1 year of incarceration, 2 years of house arrest, 2 years of post release supervision http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://msbusiness.com/2010/10/three-sentenced-in-voter-fraud-case/ http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...
Washington Richard E. Williams M 2010 Absentee/Mail Forgery 1 Richard E. Williamswas charged with voting on others' ballot, a misdemeanor. Bail forfeiture is on record as the last status report. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370961-washington-island-county-2.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394621-washington-island-county-1-3232.ht...
Kentucky Tami Jo Risner Gary “Rooster” Risner Larry Shepherd Mason Daniels Scott McCarty F 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Tami Jo Risner was convicted in federal court of conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with her husband Gary “Rooster” Risner and chief deputy county court clerk Larry Shepherd. Co-defendant Scotty L. McCarty pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor vote-fraud charge and gave information to authorities. Unindicted co-conspirator Charles “Doc” Hardin allegedly put up money for vote buying in multiple elections from 2008 to 2014. In 2014, Risner handled the money for the conspiracy, while his wife and Daniels recruited vote-sellers and Shepherd used his position to further the scheme, according to prosecutors. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article94699187.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article95468937.html
Colorado Marquita Illona Duncan F Voter Impersonation 1 1 Marquita Illona Duncan was charged with impersonating elector. Pleaded to impersonating an elector and received $195.50 in fines and court fees. Pleaded to impersonating an elector and received $195.50 in fines and court fees. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Washington Sean Kelley-Clarke 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...
Washington John Doe2 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...
Idaho Jason Jay Goodson M 2004 General Petition fraud Jason Jay Goodson was convicted of falsifying or forging public records and wrongful signing of a ballot petition, a felony charge, in connection with the 2004 general election. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392488-idaho-bonneville-county-response-w... http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title18/T18CH32SECT18-3203PrinterFriendl...

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