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 Chargedsort descending Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Ester Sandoval Martinez-Moreno F 2010-03 Primary In person Ballot tampering 1 1 Ester Sandoval Martinez-Moreno pleaded* guilty to one count of tampering with a government record after being accused of unlawfully accepting a voter, unlawfully permitting the deposit of a ballot, and illegal voting in the 2010 primary election. *Plea deal: 1 year probation Bexar: 2010-W-0375
Kentucky Tami Jo Risner Gary “Rooster” Risner Larry Shepherd Mason Daniels Scott McCarty F 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Tami Jo Risner was convicted in federal court of conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with her husband Gary “Rooster” 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
Colorado Marquita Illona Duncan F Voter Impersonation 1 1 Marquita Illona Duncan was charged with impersonating elector. Pleaded to impersonating an elector and received $195.50 in fines and court fees. Pleaded to impersonating an elector and received $195.50 in fines and court fees. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Washington Sean Kelley-Clarke 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...
Washington John Doe2 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...
Connecticut Shirley Surgeon (Democratic registrar and candidate) F 2008-08 Municipal Democratic Primary D Absentee Ballot Fraud OTHER Shirley Surgeon, the incumbent Hartford democratic registrar of voters who lost to the complainant in a primary, was accused of failing to forthwith file completed absentee ballot applications. In a separate complaint, she was accused of breaking procedures for training poll workers while acting as the registrar. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2008_092.pdf
Missouri Nonaresa Montgomery F 2001 Mayoral Primary D Registration Fraud Nonaresa Montgomery, the head of Operation Big Vote, was found guilty of perjury in a trial in St. Louis Circuit Court. The matter involved the submission of thousands of fraudulent voter registration cards before a 2001 mayoral primary. Instead of allowing a jury to recommend a sentence, a plea deal was made between the attorneys. 2 years of probation, 80 hours community service and banned from organized political activity and voter registration efforts https://business.highbeam.com/435553/article-1G1-128482308/jury-finds-montgomery... http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2006/07/scandal-plagued-missouri-democrats-sue-t... http://electionlawblog.org/archives/002919.html
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...
Ohio ? M 2008 2010 General Multiple voting Cross-state voting 2 On March 23, 2012, the Ohio Secretary of State said a Fulton County man may have been registered and voted in Ohio since 2006 and North Carolina since 2002, and may have voted in both states in the 2008 and 2010 general elections. Voter registrations in both states have the same name and personal identifying information. If the man did vote in both states, it would be a fourth degree felony violation of Ohio law. http://www.archboldbuckeye.com/news/2012-03-28/News/Potential_Voter_Fraud_Case_U...
Iowa Brian Lee Bird M 2012 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Brian Lee Bird pleaded* guilty to first degree election misconduct, a Class D felony, after registering to vote and casting a ballot in the 2012 general election when he was not eligible because he was a felon who had not completed his probation. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/voter-fraud-in-iowa-earns-five-ye... http://northiowatoday.com/2014/05/25/marion-county-man-pleads-guilty-sentenced-i...

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