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 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Iowa Kenneth Yanda M Kenneth Yanda was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Georgia Election contest: Jack Stone v. Bayne Cole 2015-11 Hazlehurst mayoral 2015-11 Election contest Vote buying/selling Ineligible district voting 2 A judge threw out Hazlehurst’s November 2015 mayoral election results due to voter fraud. Incumbent Mayor Jack Cole lost re-election by two votes to Bayne Stone and contested the election. Cole accused Stone and his supporters of paying voters to go to the polls and helping non-residents cast ballots. The judge's order said he believed the allegations of vote buying and other irregularities, including testimony from two voters who said Stone's son paid them off the street to go cast ballots. A new election was ordered. New election ordered http://www.wtoc.com/story/30632291/hazlehurst-mayoral-election-results-overturne... http://www.walb.com/story/30517251/former-hazlehurst-mayor-contesting-election
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
Georgia Frank Fletcher M 2007-06 Absentee Ballot Fraud Accused of violating Georgia statutes § 21-2-385 (a), § 21-2-385 (b) and § 21-2-574, pertaining to absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2006-27, Lamar County) $600 fine, cease and desist order and reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Illinois Kelvin Ellis Charles Powell Sheila Thomas Jesse Lewis Yvette Johnson M 2004-11 General D Vote buying East Saint Louis precinct committeemen Kelvin Ellis, Charles Powell, Sheila Thomas, and Jesse Lewis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates. Ellis was also charged with writing a "threatening and misleading" letter to Republican election judges “in order to intimidate” them “so they would not appear at their assigned polling place,” running a prostitution ring out of city hall ,and threatening to kill a federal witness. 4.5 years in prison http://archive.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=81280 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...
Texas Don Taylor M Don Taylor was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired. Not charged.
Florida Troy Shivdayal M Non-citizen voting Troy Shivdayal was one of 15 noncitizens charged with voting in various elections. Pleaded. (United states v. Shivdayal; 0:04-CR-60164) 1 year of probation and $250 fine http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/workflow_staging/Page/61.PDF
Oregon Juanita Donaldson F 2004-04 Petition Fraud Juanita Donaldson submitted signatures for a petition where 80 percent were invalid. Several signers claimed not to have signed. Convicted of False Certification of an Initiative Petition. 3 years of probation, 6 months in work-release center, 40 hours of community service and a $107 unitary assessment. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Connecticut Elizabeth McCormack F D Absentee/Mail Elizabeth McCormack was accused of misrepresenting eligibility requirements for voting absentee in a democratic primary in which she was a candidate. She was also accused of neglecting to provide information about herself required by law, when she assisted people with absentee ballot applications. First allegation dismissed. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law for assisting people with absentee ballots in the future. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law
Kentucky Fred Clinton Johnson (former Clay County Magistrate) M 2002 Primary 2007-05 Vote buying Clay County Magistrate Fred Clinton Johnson admitted taking $9,000 from former County Clerk Jennings White to buy votes after being charged with conspiracy to commit election fraud in the 2002 primary. 14 months in prison, $10,000 fine http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/11676641.html

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