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
Washington Randall Lee Cole M 2008-03 2008-04 Ineligible felon voting 1 Randall Lee Cole plead guilty to charges that he voted in 2008 although he was a convicted felon and therefore ineligible. Charged with one count voting by unqualified person. Pre-trial diversion was successfully completed and charges were dismissed. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370216-washington-jefferson-county.html
California Daniel Bates M 2006 2006-10 Registration fraud Daniel Bates, 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. Bates pleaded guilty to 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration. In exchange, 8 counts of defacement of party affiliation and 4 counts of fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration were dismissed. 3 years probation, 39 days of jail and restitution. http://admin.cdn.sos.ca.gov/press-releases/prior/2006/06_166.pdf
Utah Corby J. Raddon M 2006 Sheriff Registration Fraud Corby J. Raddon, along with 50 other people in Utah's Daggett County, was accused in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All 51 were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700235413/Daggett-County-attorney-quits-case-...
Kentucky Stanley Bowling (former magistrate) Cletus Maricle Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 2009-07 Vote Buying Circuit Court Judge Cletus Maricle, and seven others (Douglas C. Adams, Freddy W. Thompson, Stanley Bowling, Charles Wayne Jones, William Stivers, William Bart Morris and Debra L. Morris) were convicted in 2010 in a massive vote-buying scheme that ran through several elections. After a seven-week trial, the defendants were convicted on various charges they faced, which included vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion and money laundering. Several convicted major drug dealers testified during the trial about how easy it was to spread many thousands of dollars around to buy votes. In 2010 sentenced to 15 years and 10 months in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Bowling then pleaded guilty hoping for a lesser sentence. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44442576.html
Iowa Andrew Lee Peterson M 2008 General Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Andrew Lee Peterson pleaded* guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being a convicted felon who had not had his voting rights restored. *Plea deal: 5 years in prison http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/election-misconduct-defendant-pleads-guilty/art...
Wisconsin Andrew R. Knox M 2010-11 General 2015-03 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Andrew R. Knox was charged with one count of felony election fraud for illegally voing as a convicted felon, and pleaded* no contest in Sauk County Circuit Court to an amended charge of misdemeanor falsification of voter registry information. He was issued a $379 fine. *Plea deal: $379 fine http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/merrimac-felon-charged-with-... http://www.wiscnews.com/news/local/article_93b08ffa-e8b3-535d-a298-15b2c405cbae....
Wisconsin L.B. Dean 2010 Ineligible felon voting 2 1 L.B. Dean pleaded guilty to Voting by Disqualified Person (Felon) (Felony Class I). A second charge of Providing False Information to Election Official was dismissed. Dean was sentenced to 60 days incarceration. *Plea deal: 60 days in jail http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2010/10/acorn-worker-pleads-guilty-to-vote-fraud...
Georgia Wendy McGlamery F 2010-02 Absentee/Mail Accused of unlawfully assisting voters with absentee ballots. (State Elections Board Case #2009-0013; Wilcox Nursing Home) $500 civil penalty, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Mississippi Jerry Lyles Jr. M 2004-03 Registration Fraud 3 Lyles was accused of knowingly registering a convicted felon, as well as two people who gave false addresses. Lyles was indicted on 3 counts false registration. Pleaded guilty to count 2; other counts moved to inactive files and dismissed if defendant met certain conditions. (Case #04-KR-0075-J, Adams County) 1 year of "good behavior", $2,500 fine from county and $3,000 fine from Attorney General. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399970-mississippi-adams-county-circuit-c...
Oregon James Gurga M 2001-11 Petition Fraud James Gurga admitted to fraud involving initiative petitions. He gathered signatures for five different initiative petitions, but misled voters about their content and effect, forged signatures, gathered signatures from non-voters, and duplicated signatures. Charged with signature fraud. Pleaded guilty. 2 years of probation, community service, and was barred from gathering signatures during probation. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...

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