True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Electionsort descending D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Cletus Maricle (former circuit court judge) Douglas C. Adams Freddy W. Thompson Stanley Bowling Charles Wayne Jones William Stivers William Bart Morris Debra L. Morris M 2002 2004 2006 2010 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 more than 26 years in prison. Appeal resulted in new trial being set and Maricle then pleaded guilty. Maricle was sentenced to time served, 100 days of home incarceration, 2 years' probation and 200 hours of public service. http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/5-from-Clay-County-Plead-Guilty-in-Vote-Fraud... http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article44027145.html http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/04/10/ex-judge-three-others... http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article44482503.html
Colorado Rebekah Barrett Gregg F Ballot Fraud - Mail 1 1 Charged with 1 count misdemeanor mail ballot offense. Charge dismissed. (El Paso County - Case #D0392003NF000057) Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.html
Connecticut William Harding III M Absentee Ballot Fraud Harding, a city employee, was accused of voting an absentee ballot when he could have voted in person. $200 fine and ordered to comply with the law in the future
Georgia Eldon Glenn Carter M 2011 Petition Fraud Nomination petition fraud. (State Elections Board Case #2008-00661107280; Appling County) $200 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Kentucky Christian County - Name Unknown 2003 Registration Fraud An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. Charge amended. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Oregon Dorothy McGuire F 2006-03 Petition Fraud 8 Dorothy McGuire collected signatures for four initiative petitions, allegedly submitted 30+ sheets of forged signatures. Charged with two counts of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony; two counts of falsely signing an initiative petition; and four counts of forgery. Pleaded no contest to all charges. 30 days in prison, five years probation, barred from working on elections http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Washington Augustin Park 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...
Washington John Doe3 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...
Wisconsin Yadira Colon F 2008 2009 D 2009-11 Absentee/mail Ineligible district voting Petition fraud 4 1 Yadira Colón pleaded* no contest to two counts of election fraud for forging signatures on nomination papers for Pedro Colón, then a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Assembly from Milwaukee, in 2009. Colón, a Voces De La Frontera volunteer, was also charged with illegally registering to vote and casting an absentee ballot in Milwaukee in 2008, listing an address in the city when she in fact resided in Oshkosh at the time. Prosecutors agreed to drop two charges, and Colón pleaded no contest to two others. Circuit Judge Dennis Moroney sentenced Colón to the 16 days she already spent in jail for one count, and to six months - suspended - on the second, with the condition of a year's probation, which he allowed to be transferred to Florida. *Pea deal: 16 days in jail (time served), plus 6 months (suspended) and 1 year probation (transferred to Florida) http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/174211971.html
Connecticut Felicita Rivera F Absentee/Mail Illegal Assistance Rivera, a volunteer for a political campaign, was accused of being present while eight people voted using absentee ballots and then taking the ballots to mail. Penalty of $5,000, which was reduced to $1,000 because of demonstrated financial hardship. Ordered to refrain from soliciting absentee ballots and distributing absentee ballot applications for two years.

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