True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort ascending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
West Virginia Jerry Weaver (former Lincoln County assessor) M 2004-05 Democrat Primary 2005-08 Jerry Weaver was reportedly involved in a scandal during the 2004 Democratic party primary to bribe county voters. Indicted with others for a conspiracy to control county government in Lincoln County by buying votes, keeping some supporters’ property taxes low, controlling county and state government jobs and rewarding supporters by ensuring their roads were repaired. Pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts
Kentucky Gary Bartley Wilbur Graves Ronald Muse Wanda Moore M 2006-11 General 2010-06 Vote buying Gary Bartley pleaded* guilty to conspiracy to buy votes during the 2006 Monroe County general election. Former Monroe County Judge-Executive Wilbur Graves and Tompkinsville residents Ronald Muse and Wanda Moore were also charged in the conspiracy. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, $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... http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/96184809.html
Kentucky Mason Daniels Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Larry Shepherd Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Mason Daniels.was charged in federal court with conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with Magoffin County magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner, his wife Tami Jo Risner, and chief deputy county court clerk Larry Shepherd. Daniels was acquitted, but his co-defendants were convicted. 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. Acquitted http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article94699187.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article95468937.html
Georgia Stanley Byars M 2011-08 Ineligible District Voting Accused of voting in one district while living in another district. (State Elections Board Case #2010-00171109571; City of Jonesboro) $5,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand. Also required to pay investigative costs because he failed to show up at the hearing. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Mississippi Corey Holmes M Corey Holmes, of Pike County, was not charged. His name was included on a list by Mississippi Attorney General's Office.
Pennsylvania Michael J. Monaghan M 2012-02 Multiple Voting Michael J. Monaghan was charged with Repeat Voting at Elections and unlawful voting. Pleaded guilty to unlawful voting. and received $10.00 in fines. $10.00 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404431-pennsylvania-state-cases-1.html
Washington Shane Peters M Registration Fraud 1 A charge of registration fraud against Shane Peters was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...
Kentucky Donnie Newsome (former Knott County Judge-Executive and former state representative) Willard Smith M 1998-05 Primary D 2003-04 Vote buying Knott County Judge-Executive Donnie Newsome was convicted of leading a conspiracy to buy votes in the May 26, 1998 Knott County primary election. The jury found that Donnie Newsome and Willard Smith, working together and with other conspirators, approached and paid numerous impoverished, handicapped, illiterate or otherwise impaired persons to vote for Newsome and others by absentee ballot, resulting in a large increase in the rate of absentee voting 26 months in prison and $20,000 fine http://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2004/March/04_crm_164.htm http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/900460/posts
Missouri Kenneth Williams M 2006 Registration Fraud Kenneth Williams was one of eight individuals from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate, investigated by the FBI and arrested in 2007 for violation of election laws. All eight pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. http://www.semissourian.com/story/1322558.html http://dailycaller.com/2010/06/10/acorn-employees-tell-fbi-of-deliberate-electio... http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-ne...
Maryland Julius Henson M 2010 2011 Voter intimidation/coercion 5 Political consultant to incumbent Republican Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich, accused of masterminding a misleading robocall to suppress the African-American vote in the 2010 election, which Ehrlich ultimately lost. Charged with 3 counts conspiracy to violate election laws, 1 count election fraud, and 1 count authority a line. Convicted of 1 count conspiracy to violate election laws. Acquitted of 1 count conspiracy, and the counts of election fraud and authority line violation. 1 count conspiracy dismissed. Convicted. 60 days in jail, 3 years supervised probation and he and his company were ordered to pay $1 million in damages. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/civil-penalty-adds-to-fallout-f... http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-06-16/news/bs-md-henson-indictment-2011061...

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