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 Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4sort descending Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Larry Shepherd Mason Daniels Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Magoffin County magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner was convicted in federal court of conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with his wife Tami Jo 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
Connecticut Eric Murillo (candidate for school board) M 2009-09 Democrat Primary Absentee Ballot Fraud A complaint was brought against Eric Murillo alleging absentee ballot fraud. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded that due to mitigating circumstances, Murillo was not guilty of the charges. However, the Commission ordered that in the future Murillo was to "strictly comply with the requirements" of the law. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2009_087.1.pdf
Kentucky Bath County - Name Unknown 2008 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Dismissed by prosecution. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Rhode Island Robert Costa M 2004 Primary Ineligible district voting 1 Keith and Robert Costa, father and son, were each charged with one count of fraudulent voting when they allegedly did not use their actual address when they voted in a primary. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368319-rhode-island-2nd-response.html
Georgia Alma Stokes F 2007-06 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of unlawful absentee ballot assistance. (State Elections Board Case #2005-00681080107, City of Eatonton) $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Indiana Pam Brunette F 2008 Democratic primary D 2012-04 Petition fraud Forgery 3 0 Pam Brunette pleaded* guilty to one count of felony forgery, one count of felony official misconduct and one count of felony falsifying a petition. Charges were filed against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot. The officials were accused of taking part in a scheme to fake signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for president. Brunette was employed as the Democrat board member in the voter registration office, appointed by former St. Joseph County Democratic party chair Butch Morgan. Page after page of the petitions were clearly in the same handwriting, but the petitions sailed through the Board of Elections without any problems, "because election workers in charge of verifying their validity were the same people faking the signatures." Prosecutors said that nine of the Obama petition pages were apparently forged. Each petition contains up to 10 names, making a possible total of 90 faked names, which could have brought the Obama total below the legal limit that was required for him to qualify for the ballot. *Plea deal: 2 years probation, testified against Morgan and Blythe http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/17/indiana-dem-official-sentenced-to-pri... http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2013-04-25/news/38825647_1_morgan-and-blyth...
Washington Mary Bridges 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...
California Christopher Scott Dinoff M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Christopher Scott Dinoff, along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf http://www.ocregister.com/news/committee-188796-registration-party.html
Minnesota Shawn Marie Kaarbo F 2012-11 General 2013-02 In person Ineligible felon voting Registration fraud 1 1 Shawn Marie Kaarbo (aka Shawn Marie Melton and Shawn Marie Strandberg), a convicted felon, pleaded* guilty to voting while ineligible in the November 2012 general election, while still on probation. Using Election Day Registration, Kaarbo voted at a polling place in Skelton Township, at which time she completed a voter registration application and signed a certification saying she was eligible to vote. when in fact her voting rights had not been restored.  Carlton County Auditor/Treasurer Paul Gassert said that because the voter's ineligiblity was discovered after the fact, there was no way to prevent the fraudulent vote from counting. The charge, originally filed as a felony, was sentenced as a gross misdemeanor: one year of local confinement (stayed for two years) and 40 hours of community service. *Plea deal: 1 year local confinement (stayed for 2 years), 40 hours community service http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/barnum-woman-guilty-voter-fraud-1 http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/content/2-carlton-county-women-accused-voter-fr... http://www.pinejournal.com/content/barnum-woman-guilty-voter-fraud-0
Kansas Johnson County - Name Unknown 2012 Absentee Ballot Fraud Multiple Voting 1 A person was accused of voting twice in a mail ballot election. Matter was referred to district attorney. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html

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