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 Type2sort descending Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Jacqueline Maiden (Board of Elections Coordinator) F 2004 General OTHER Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreamer, election board members, were accused of election crimes related to a ballot recount following the 2004 presidential election. Maiden and Dreamer were convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the sentence was overturned and they were granted a retrial. Both ultimately pleaded no contest. Initially sentenced to 18 months in prison, but that was later overturned. Ultimately pleaded no contest and put in diversion program. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2007/11/05/cleveland_recount.html
Indiana Mario Del Valle M 2003 Democratic primary D Ineligible district voting 1 Mario Del Valle pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in a precinct other than his own in the 2003 Democratic primary. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, 30 hours community service http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_89a08182-5249-5367-9a0d-8d152a4c689b....
Georgia Alexia Williams Edwin Morris F 2008 Chatham County Commission Petition fraud 1 0 The Georgia State Election Board imposed penalties against Alexia Williams and Edwin Morris in 2011 for their roles in forging signatures to get David Osborne on the 2008 Chatham County Commission ballot. $300 fine http://m.savannahnow.com/news/2011-11-17/state-board-fines-two-more-election-pet...
New Jersey Ramona Stephens Marty Small Ernest Storr Tracy Pijuan Luquay Zahir Floyd Tally David Callaway Toni Dixon Dameka Cross Mark Crumble Michele Griffin Demaris Jones Ronald Harris F 2009 Municipal - Democratic primary 2009-09 Absentee Ballot Fraud 9 Ramona Stephens was one of 14 who were accused of working with City Councilman Marty Small to commit absentee ballot fraud. Allegedly, voters were asked to apply for absentee ballots, but instead of letting the voters choose their own candidate, a self-proclaimed “secret army” mishandled ballots and even had a “shredding party” to dispose of votes for opposing candidates. Voters were told whom to vote for, never received their ballots — which wound up being cast anyway — or got their applications and ballots at the same time. It was alleged that some voters did not even live in the city, and used fictitious addresses in order to vote. Charged with 9 counts of voter fraud. Charges against Stephens were dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395062-new-jersey-dcj-cases-3.html http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/voter-fraud-charges-dropped-aga...
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
Connecticut Dolores Scalesse (petition circulator/candidate) F 2002 Petition Fraud Petition circulator/candidate Dolores Scalesse violated Sec. 9-410(c) by signing that she had witnessed all signatures on petition when she had not. $250 fine http://www.ct.gov/seec/lib/seec/agency_units/report_of_complaints_fy_02-03.pdf
Georgia Evelyn Williams (campaign worker) F 2010 Petition Fraud Accused of nomination petition fraud. Pleaded guilty. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00661094981, Appling County) $100 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Kentucky Pendleton County - Name Unknown 2003 Registration Fraud 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of fraudulent registration. Charge dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Oregon Johnny R. Burkett M 2006-02 Forgery 5 Johnny R. Burkett was charged with submitting forged signatures. Pleaded guilty to 2 of 5 counts of making a false statement under election laws, a Class C felony. The other 3 charges were dropped after plea negotiations. 10 days in jail, 36 months of probation, a $750 fine (suspended) and barred from collecting signatures during probation.

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