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 Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Ohio Wilson Ferad Davis M 2007-03 Petition Fraud 5 Wilson Ferad Davis was indicted for elections falsification, prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations and forgery. Police unable to locate Davis. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396682-ohio-hardin-county-wilson-ferad-da...
Texas Sadie Floyd Clay F Sadie Floyd Clay was not formally charged. There was not enough evidence to prosecute. The case was closed on 4/17/09.
Washington Dale Casey 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...
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
Washington Grace Elberta Martin F 2004-11 2005-06 Absentee/Mail - Impersonation Forgery Multiple Voting 1 Grace Elberta Martin was charged with casting an absentee ballot in the name of her recently deceased spouse, Lawrence Martin. Deferred sentence. 1 year in jail (suspended) and $5,000 fine (suspended $4,900) http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20050622&slug=vote22m http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/395994-washington-king-county-cases.html
Mississippi Ada Tucker Clint Moffitt Lillie Jean Norton F 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 2 Ada Tucker was charged with 1 count of voter fraud and 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Convicted of 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud. 5 year sentence with the first year to be served in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility, the second year under house arrest and three years post-release supervision. $5,000 fine. http://courts.ms.gov/Images/Opinions/CO66689.pdf http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://djournal.com/news/benton-county-voter-fraud/
Connecticut Peter Nygard M 2008-11 Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting A complaint was made that Richard Murray, Neill Bovaird, Kelly Way, Nancy Pilon, Janelle Rooks, M. Samantha Geiger, Amy Bovaird, Peter Nygard, Shannon Nygard and Angela Harwood were registered and in some cases voted in a place where they did not reside. An Election Commission investigation found that the defendants had registered in good faith with the belief that they did reside in the district in which they registered. The Commission found that had the Registrar's office been more thorough and done their due diligence, it would have found that the addresses provided were not within the required district and the voter registrations/voting would not have occurred. Not charged http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2010_073.pdf
North Carolina Horatio Johnson M 2008-11 General Ineligible felon voting 1 After pleading guilty to a felony drug conviction in August 2008, Horatio Johnson voted in an election and was charged for voting as a felon. Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor common law obstruction of justice. After the plea arrangement, it was admitted that Johnson voted in the 2008 election, applying for the absentee ballot on Oct. 20, 2008. Suspended sentence of 120 days in prison and unsupervised probation http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/in-catawba-county-voter-fraud-case-attorney-sa...
Tennessee Brenda Woods Yolanda Giles, Taletha McNeal Traylor, Amos Watkins F 2009-05 Bolivar municipal D In person Procuring illegal voters ineligible felon voting 3 3 Former Bolivar City Council member Brenda Woods was convicted of three counts of procuring illegal voters in the city's May 2009 municipal elections. Yolanda Giles, Taletha McNeal Traylor, and Amos Watkins said that during early elections Woods took them to the polls to vote for her. They testified they told Woods they had felony convictions, but she assured them they could still vote. An investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation revealed the three felons had cast ballots illegally since their voting rights had not been restored. The three were granted immunity for testifying. Woods was convicted on the same charges in 2011, but was awarded a new trial on appeal two years later. As a result of her convictions, Woods can no longer vote or run for elected office. Woods was sentenced to two years of community corrections, which entails intensive community-based supervision and treatment provided by agencies contracted by the state. 2 years of community corrections http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/25029628/former-bolivar-city-official-convic... http://wreg.com/2014/05/20/former-boliver-city-councilwoman-sentenced-for-voter-...
Washington Mary Jean Cumero F 2010-11 General 2011-07 Absentee/Mail Forgery 1 Mary Jean Cumero reportedly signed and mailed a ballot for her dead husband, who died a month before ballots were mailed. Charged with unqualified person voting, a felony; pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. http://www.whidbeynewstimes.com/news/127611068.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394621-washington-island-county-1-3232.ht... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370961-washington-island-county-2.html

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