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 Charged Convicted Type1sort ascending Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
West Virginia Ralph Dale Adkins M 2004-05 Democrat Primary D Vote Buying Ralph Dale Adkins admitted buying votes in the Branchland area for Stowers during the primary election. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm
Kentucky Walter Bascom Shrout (former Bath County judge-executive) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2006-11 Vote buying Walter Bascom Shrout gave cash to at least five people with instructions to use the money to buy votes in the primary race for Bath County judge-executive. The obstruction of justice charge stems from Shrout allegedly trying to persuade the people who received the money not to talk to investigators. Shrout, a Sharpsburg Democrat, also was found guilty of obstruction of justice and making false statements to a federal agent. http://www.dailyindependent.com/opinion/editorials/elected-indicted/article_e976... http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/6579132.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...
Tennessee Norman Nichols M 2011 Tellico Plains Mayoral 2012-02 Vote Buying 12 Norman Nichols was indicted by the Monroe County Grand Jury on 6 counts of bribery of a voter and 6 counts of conspiracy to bribe a voter. http://tnreport.com/2012/02/04/tbi-two-men-charged-with-bribing-voters-in-tellic...
North Carolina Wayne Shatley Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Anita Moore Valerie Moore M 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying 4 Wayne Shatley was accused of organizing and engaging four others to buy votes for Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. He financed it with $5,000 to $6,000 of his own money. Charged with 1 count with conspiracy to buy votes and 3 counts with actually buying votes. Convicted by a jury on all counts. 33 months' imprisonment http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2... http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/054118.P.pdf
Kentucky Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings Earl Young F 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Kentucky Calvin Randall "Randy" Armitage (former Bath County Sheriff) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2007-06 Vote buying Bath County Sheriff Calvin Randall "Randy" Armitage, a candidate for re-election, was indicted by a federal grand jury in June in connection with a federal investigation into vote-buying in Bath County during the May 2006 primary. http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/10185416.html http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/8532222.html
Kentucky Randall E. Salyer M 2010-11 General 2011-02 Vote buying 2 Randall E. Salyer was convicted by a jury on two counts of vote buying. Evidence at trial proved that Salyer paid two individuals for their votes in November 2010. According to trial testimony, Salyer paid these individuals $100 each for bringing him their absentee ballots. 21 months in prison https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/salyersville-man-sentenced-21...
Kentucky Jackie Jennings Naomi Johnson Earl Young 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy Plea Deal: 2 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Kentucky Charles "Chuck" Hart M 2006-05 Democratic primary D Vote buying Charles "Chuck" Hart was found guilty of obstruction of justice, vote buying and making false statements to federal agents. 33 months in prison for obstruction of justice, vote buying, and making false statements to federal agents https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1410308021.html https://pageonekentucky.com/2008/01/08/hart-sent-to-prison-for-vote-buying/

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