|State||Defendant||Co-Defendants||Sex||Date||Election||D/R||Charged||Convicted||Type1||Type2||Type3||# Charges||# Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin||Description||Sentence||Source1||Source2||Source3||Source4||Source5||Follow Up|
|Kentucky||William Stivers (former precinct worker)||Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones 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 24 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Stivers then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to time served, 100 days of home incarceration, 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...||http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/04/10/ex-judge-three-others...||http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article44482503.html|
|Washington||William Richards||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||William Proffitt||Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes Tony Gumm Corey Page Michael Page||M||2006-11||General||Vote buying||William Proffitt pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Tony Gumm, Martha Hughes, Corey Page, 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, $1000 fine||http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S...||https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/tompkinsville-man-sentenced-i...||https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...|
|New York||William McInerney||Anthony DiFiglio William McInerney Anthony Renna John Brown Clement Campana Gary Galuski Michael LoPorto Ed McDonough Kevin McGrath||M||2009-09||Working Families Party Primary||D||Absentee/mail||Impersonation||Forgery||1||William McInerney admitted to forging hundreds of ballots and applications but only had to plead* guilty to one in exchange for his testimony. He confessed to targeting those in low-income housing situations, and admitted to committing forgery since at least 2007. During the trial for LoPorto and McDonough, defense attorney Brian Premo suggested that McInerney could have been charged with several hundred felonies. He was given 90 days in a Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department work program and avoided jail time.||*Plea deal: 90 days in a county work program||https://web.archive.org/web/20130316033640/http://menrec.com/four-ny-democrats-s...||http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Ballot-fraud-case-testimony-continues-22...||http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Trial-set-for-Jan-17-in-ballot-fraud-cas...||http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Democrat-admits-role-in-voter-fraud-case...|
|Florida||William Lambrigger||Michelle Lambrigger||M||Multiple||Ineligible District Voting||6||William Lambrigger and his wife Michelle admitted that they voted in elections in which they were no longer eligible to vote, voting in Lee County and Cape Coral municipal elections while residing in Charlotte County for six years.||http://www.nbc-2.com/story/25019396/elections-office-asks-state-to-investigate-v...||http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/florida-voter-fraud-a-misundersta...||3/2/16: COULD NOT FIND SENTENCING INFO. CALLED STATE ATTNY OFFICE 239-533-1000. WAS PUT INTO VOICEMAIL OF INVESTIGATOR AND LEFT MESSAGE.|
|Florida||William Hazard||M||2012||2014||Registration fraud||9||William Hazard pleaded* guilty to one charge of felony voter registration fraud and three misdemeanor charges of attempted submission of false voter registration information. Hazard willfully submitted false voter registration forms while assisting in a state-wide voter registration drive.||Plea Deal: 10 days in jail, 36 months probation, $7,500 ﬁne||http://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/boynton-beach/william-hazard...||http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/breaking-news/man-gets-10-days-jail-3-yea...|
|Connecticut||William Harding III||M||Absentee Ballot Fraud||Harding, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person.||$200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future|
|Washington||William Hammond||M||Registration Fraud||1||A charge of registration fraud against William Hammond was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...|
|Georgia||William H. Davis||M||2008||2011-02||Multiple Voting||1||William H. Davis was accused of being registered to vote in both Florida and Georgia and voting in both during the 2008 election. (State Elections Board Case #2008-012311047541107272)||$500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand||https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...|
|Mississippi||William Gregory Eason||Minnie Saulsberry||M||2003-08||Tallahatchie County run-off||2004-04||Vote buying/selling||Voter intimidation/coercion||Illegal assistance||14||8||William Gregory Eason was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and eight counts of voter fraud in the August 2003 Tallahatchie County District 5 Supervisor run-off election. Eason was charged, along with Minnie Saulsberry, of buying absentee votes with cash and beer, coercing voters, and illegal assistance. He was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $500. His conviction was upheld on appeal.||2 years in prison, $500 fine||http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ms-court-of-appeals/1379480.html||http://bradreeves.blogspot.com.br/2005/12/beer-for-votes-conviction-upheld.html||http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO31333.pdf|
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