True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Douglas C. Adams (former school Superintendent) Cletus Maricle Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling 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 24 years and 5 months in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Adams then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to time served, 100 days of home incarceration, 2 years' probation and 200 hours of public service. http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/04/10/ex-judge-three-others... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article44482503.html
Illinois Sandra Stith Charles Powell Leroy Scott Jr. Terrance R. Stith Lillie Nichols F 2004-11 General D Vote buying 1 1 Sandra Stith, her husband Terrance R. Stith, Leroy Scott Jr., and Lillie Nichols pleaded* guilty to one count each of vote-buying before U.S. District Judge David Herndon, admitting they paid voters $5 to $10 for favorably casts ballots during the November 2004 general election. Two days before the election, Stith received $500.from the St. Clair County Democratic Committee. *Plea deal: 1 year probation. http://minx.cc:1080/?post=110160 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Francis J. DeGregory (deceased 2008) 2010 2014 Multiple Impersonation 0 4 Someone used the identity of Francis J. DeGregory, a World War II Army veteran who died in 2008, to vote in San Diego County four times since his death — in June 2010, November 2012, November 2013 and February 2014. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/dead-voters-san-diego-count...
New Mexico Candidate petition challenge: Carlos Villanueva v. Jacob Candelaria (Southwest Political Services hired by Candelaria campaign) 2012 Democratic primary D Petition fraud Forgery 31 people responsible for collecting signatures to get Democrat Jacob Candelaria on the June 2012 ballot were named in a criminal investigation, accused of falsifying voter records and voter fraud. The Candelaria campaign said the suspects are former canvassers for a company called "Southwest Political Services". That company was paid by Candelaria's campaign to gather the needed 75 signatures to get his name on the ballot for the District 26 State Senate seat. A number of voters say they never signed the petition and that their signature was forged. At one household, a man found his name on the petition twice with two different style signatures and also found his wife's signature. "She never signed at all." Another voter said more of the same. "Not even the print is her handwriting," a woman said of what was supposedly her mother's signature. "And that is not even how you spell her name." At another address, a woman said the voter listed on the petition moved out years ago. The Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office said it was reviewing the case, and complaints were also files with the Secretary of State's Office and with state police concerning the forged signatures. Petition challenge dismissed http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/State-Senate-candidate-accuses-o... http://www.abqjournal.com/106249/abqnewsseeker/ballot-the-main-fight-in-senate-d... http://www.nmtelegram.com/2012/04/12/dems-in-state-senate-bernco-da-race-stay-on...
Mississippi Carmon Yvette Anderson F 2013-09 Hattiesburg Mayoral Special 1 1 Three of seven defendants indicted on voter fraud connected to the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral elections pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor charges in 12th District Circuit Court. Alethea Michelle Shaw, 46, Carmon Yvette Anderson, 53, and Joseph Lee Anderson, 53, each pleaded* guilty to a charge of voting out of district of legal domicile. Shaw works as public defender for the City of Hattiesburg’s Municipal Court. Carmon Anderson works as human resources director for the Hattiesburg Public School District. Each defendant received a suspended sentence of six months, was fined $200 and ordered to pay $220.84 court costs. Shaw was cited for voting in the June 4, 2013, general election even though her legal residence was listed in Lamar County outside Hattiesburg city limits. The Andersons were cited for voting in the Sept. 24, 2013, mayoral special election even though their legal residence was listed in Moselle. The indictments were connected to alleged voting irregularities in the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral race between incumbent Mayor Johnny DuPree and former Ward 4 City Councilman Dave Ware. After a year-long investigation, two Forrest County grand juries handed down seven misdemeanor indictments in October 2014. Twelfth Circuit Court District Attorney Patricia Burchell said ithat her office had investigated “numerous complaints” and presented them to sitting grand juries in January and July 2014. *Plea deal: 6 months (suspended), $200 fine plus $220.84 court costs http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/hattiesburg/2014/12/01/althe...
Illinois Audrey R. Cook F 2016-11 General R 2016-11 Absentee/Mail Perjury 2 1 Audrey R. Cook, a long-time election judge, pleaded not guilty in Madison County Circuit Court to two counts of felony election fraud after admitting to submitting a mail ballot for her recently-deceased husband Vic Cook. Cook faces two Class 3 felony charges, one relating to sending in a false ballot, and one for violation of the absentee ballot statute. She is due to appear in court in February 2017. http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article115496693.html http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=229766#.WDMfcPkrI2x
Connecticut Michael Singh M D Non-citizen voting Registration Fraud The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission determined that Michael Singh, a former town council majority leader, was not a United States citizen when he registered to vote in 1999 and when he was elected to office in 2001. Civil penalty of $4,000, removed his name from voter registration rolls and withdrew as a candidate from future elections. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/16/nyregion/metro-briefing-connecticut-stratford-... http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/28/nyregion/after-scandal-questions-over-voter-la...
Georgia Sylvanus Burney (election official) Absentee Ballot Fraud Sylvanus Burney published notice of L&A testing but did not test for a month after notice and misplaced 67 ballots. $1,000 civil penalty, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Iowa Dennis Dale Simpson M Dennis Simpson was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Ohio Samita Fleming 2007-03 Petition Fraud 5 Samita Fleming was charged with circulating fraudulent petitions, lying in relation to an election, and signature forgery. Pleaded guilty to count 1, prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations. Other counts dismissed. 2 years of probation, 75 hours of community service and $50 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/398510-ohio-hardin-county-samita-fleming-...

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