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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Robert L. Madon (former mayor of Pineville, KY) Brent Madon (son of Robert Madon, former mayor of Pineville, KY) M 2006 Mayoral Vote Buying Robert L. Madon, who served as mayor for 18 years, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to buy votes that helped him win the 2006 mayoral election. Madon admitted he conspired with his son, Brent Madon, to pay cash to Pineville residents to cast absentee votes. http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/08/17/former-mayor-sentenced-to-20-months-fo... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo042309a.htm
Illinois Patricia Bailey F D 2004-09 Registration fraud 3 Illinois State Representative Patricia Bailey was found guilty of filing false election forms claiming her residency in the 6th District, when she was actually living with her mother outside of the district. Bailey was charged with two counts of perjury and one count of falsifying election documents. 2 years probation, 100 hours community service http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366589-illinois-2nd-response.html http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004-09-09/news/0409090273_1_bailey-election-... http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/illinois_ap/state-rep-bailey-convicted-of-electio... http://www.daily-journal.com/news/state/former-state-rep-bailey-gets-probation-f...
Mississippi ADDED SOURCE Tina Jones F 2009-04 A complaint was filed against Tina Jones on 4/6/09, according to the Public Integrity Division Case View PI-09-00035. Charges involved "financial crimes" related to voter fraud. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370944-mississippi-2nd-cases.html
Texas Maria Hernandez F Defendant is deceased.
Washington Kimberlee Stanger 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...
Wisconsin Kendall L. Craker M 2009-08 Ineligible felon voting Registration Fraud 2 Kendall L. Craker was accused of voting as a felon. Pleaded guilty to fraudulent registration and the charge for illegal voting was dropped. 60 days in jail http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400659-wisconsin-milwaukie-county-respons... http://archive.jsonline.com/news/crime/64013102.html
Kentucky Willard Smith "Donnie Newsome (Knott County Judge-Executive)" 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 2 years in prison and $5,000 fine http://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2004/March/04_crm_164.htm http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/900460/posts
Arizona Rodney Paul Jones M 2008-11 General Multiple Voting Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting 1 1 Rodney Paul Jones pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor for voting twice in the November 2008 presidential election, in both Arizona and Colorado. Between December 2005 and August 2008, Jones registered to vote in both Maricopa County, AZ, and in El Paso County, CO where he was doing work for the Air Force Academy. He got a mail-in ballot from Maricopa County and cast it in the November 2008 presidential election, and also cast a ballot in November 2008 in Colorado. *Plea deal: 50 hours community service, $4,600 fine, 1 month unsupervised probation http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/30/arizona-nabs-double-voter...
Indiana John Cook Michael R. Marshall Christopher Marshall M 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral D 2011-10 Absentee/Mail Perjury 9 John Cook pleaded* to one felony count of perjury in connection with a voter fraud scheme involving absentee ballots and applications submitted in Jennings county in 2010. Michael Marshall and Christopher Marshall were also indicted on voter fraud charges. *Plea deal: http://www.newsandtribune.com/archives/galligan-aide-indicted-for-voter-fraud/ar... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ik4...
West Virginia Jackie Adkins M 2004 Democratic Primary Vote Buying Jackie Adkins was reportedly involved in a scandal during the 2004 Democratic party primary to bribe county voters. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts

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