True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Mississippi Herbert A. Pursley M 2009-08 Multiple Voting Herbert A. Pursley, of Hancock County, charged on 8/12/09 with double voting according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00076. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Kentucky Corey Page Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes Tony Gumm William Proffitt Michael Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Corey Page pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Tony Gumm, William Proffitt, Martha Hughes, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, 6 months home detention, $2000 fine http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S... https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...
Kansas Hamilton County - Names Unknown 2010 Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting in both Kansas and Colorado. Evidence collected. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Kentucky Kenneth Day (former Clay County Republican commissioner of Board of Elections) M R Vote buying Kenneth Day serving 18 years in federal prison for multimillion-dollar drug trafficking. Prosecutors say he dealt in "millions of dollars in drugs, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine” and “had developed one of the most successful drug trafficking businesses in the whole entire region.” Day admitted on the stand to “selling tons of marijuana” and hundreds of thousands of dollars of cocaine every other week. He also dealt in votes. "I bought my first vote with half a pint of liquor," Day testified. He described how that mushroomed to a seemingly routine method to buy protection from politicians and win their elections. He said he even bought votes for the sheriff. "That showed people on the ground who had the power and who had the money to buy the votes," Day testified. "As time went on, $5 a vote, $10 a vote. I have paid as high as $800 a vote. ... Election after election, day in and day out, every election I ever worked, it went on." Day was not only an admitted drug trafficker, but he also had served as the longtime Clay County Republican commissioner of the Board of Elections. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu...
Illinois Unidentified (multiple) 2016-03 Primary Absentee/mail 4 A voter fraud investigation is underway after a Washington Park voter showed up to cast her ballot early in the March 2016 primary to find someone had already submitted a mail-in ballot under her name. The St. Clair County State’s Attorney received credible information that at least four voters attempted to vote early in person only to find that someone had voted by mail already under his or her name. Two voters also reported being asked to provide blank ballots by individuals in the East St. Louis area. In addition, state’s attorney’s investigators have confirmed that four applications for mail-in ballots are invalid because the address listed on the application is of an abandoned house. The county clerk’s office has denied the application for those ballots and removed those registrations from the voter rolls. The sites are all within the area of two contest primary races: County Board District 2 and Canteen Precinct 3. http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article64566302.html
Tennessee Election contest: Terry Roland v. Ophelia Ford 2005-09 Special - state Senate District 29 D Ineligible district voting Impersonation - deceased Forgery In Tennessee, a September 2005 special election for state Senate District 29 that was decided by only 13 votes led to the expulsion of the winner, Ophelia Ford, from the legislature after it was found that votes had been cast by individuals who were dead at the time of the election, felons whose voting rights had not been restored, voters whose residences were vacant lots, and voters who actually lived outside of the district. Investigator John Harvey found at least 43 voters who did not live in the district but had voted in the election. Three election workers in one precinct were convicted of 12 felonies for faking votes by making false entries on election documents and other misconduct, including forging the signatures of deceased voters on ballot forms and falsely certifying vote totals. Election overturned by state Senate https://books.google.com/books?id=90DYC6nfi9gC&pg=RA2-PA2020&lpg=RA2-PA2020&dq=t...
New Jersey Octavio A. Dominguez Rigo Rodriguez Lissette Rodriguez Juan Jimenez Belkis M. Cespedes Ana Vely-Gomez Lucia A. Guzman Inocencio Jimenez Jose Ramon Ruiz Dalila Rodriguez Octavio A. Dominguez Juana A. Gil Jose E. Gonzalez Loudes Inoa Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda Wilson A. Torres 2010-05 Paterson city council D 2010-12 Absentee/mail Ballot tampering Octavio A. Dominguez of Elmwood Park; Dalila Rodriguez of Paterson, Wilson A. Torres of Paterson, Juana A. Gil of Paterson; Jose E. Gonzalez of Paterson; and Loudes Inoa of Paterson were charged with third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public records. Jose Ramon Ruiz of Prospect Park, Inocencio Jimenez of Paterson; Lucia A. Guzman of Paterson; Ana Vely-Gomez of Paterson; and Belkis M. Cespedes of Paterson were arrested on charges of second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public record. Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda of Paterson, was charged with second- and third-degree voter fraud and third-degree tampering with public records but is currently a fugitive. The defendants all allegedly acted as bearers/messengers for mail-in (absentee) ballots. The complaint summonses allege that the defendants tampered with mail-in ballots and/or voted mail-in ballots on behalf of voters who did not receive the ballots or who did not authorize them to vote for them. http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html
Georgia Tommy Gene Solomon M 2010-06 Registration fraud Accused of being registered to vote under different names. (State Elections Board Case #2008-0099; Lanier County) $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
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
Georgia Omar Howell M Illegal Assistance Ineligible district voting Unlawful assistance to voter, voted out of district. Cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...

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