True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort ascending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
West Virginia Thomas Ramey, Jr. (former Lincoln County commissioner) Jerry Bowman Donald Whitten M 2010 Municipal - Democratic primary 2012-07 Absentee/Mail Thomas Ramey Jr. was a Lincoln County commissioner when he lied to an FBI agent about his handling of fraudulent absentee ballots. Ramey was part of a conspiracy to flood the 2010 Democratic primary with absentee ballots. Ramey directed another person to alter applications and was present when the alterations were made. Ramey admitted he completed many false absentee ballot applications for would-be voters, providing false reasons to claim those voters were eligible to vote absentee. Pleaded guilty after resigning from office. The plea agreement required Ramey to resign his seat on the Lincoln County Commission and bars him from holding public office or being involved in any campaign for public office for a period of 10 years. http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/WVa_Election_Fraud_Probe_to_Become_Public__13... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/pittsburgh/press-releases/2012/two-former-linc... http://lincolnjournalinc.com/commissioner-ramey-charged-for-making-false-stateme... http://www.wvalways.com/story/19231152/former-lincoln-county-commissioner-pleads...
Kentucky Larry Shepherd Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Mason Daniels Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Larry Shepherd, chief deputy Magoffin County court clerk, was convicted in federal court of conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with county magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner and his wife Tami Jo Risner. 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
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...
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...
Idaho William Burl Clayton III M 2004 General Petition fraud William Burl Clayton III was found guilty of wrongfully signing a petition (Idaho Code 34-1814) in the 2004 general election. 2 years probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/392488-idaho-bonneville-county-response-w... http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/Title34/T34CH18SECT34-1814PrinterFriendl...
Kentucky Sherman Neace (three-term Perry County judge-executive and candidate for magistrate) Chester Jones M 2008 General D 2009-06 Vote Buying Chester Jones and Sherman Neace, public officials, reportedly diverted $7,500 from the State Democratic Party to buy votes for themselves. Jones acquired 75 counter checks from the local bank, leaving the payee blank, and he and Neace distributed checks for $100 to buy votes. Pleaded guilty. http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article44002317.html http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/recent_news/ex-official-pleads-guilty-to-vot... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo062409a.htm
Indiana Michael R. Marshall Christopher Marshall John Cook M 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral D 2011-10 Absentee/Mail Forgery Perjury 48 3 Michael Marshall pleaded* guilty to three felony voter fraud charges involving the improper execution of absentee ballot applications in the 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral election after being charged with 23 counts of voter fraud and 25 counts of forgery and perjury. Marshall admitted he forged absentee ballot applications to illegally obtain the ballots. Marshall's son Christopher Marshall and John Cook were also indicted on voter fraud charges. *Plea deal: 18 months in prison (9 months suspended), $450 fees/fines http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/clark_county/ex-campaign-worker-accepts-plea-... http://www.newsandtribune.com/archives/galligan-aide-indicted-for-voter-fraud/ar... http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/clark_county/campaign-worker-sentenced-for-vo... http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Jennings-Sunday-Jail-time-in-v_13677...
Pennsylvania Sean C. Stevens (election official) M 2008-11 General 2009-02 Sean C. Stevens, a poll worker, was accused of reaching into a voting booth and changing someone's vote in the 2008 general election. Stevens reportedly admitted that he put a plank over the back of the booth so he could reach in and help people, but denied that he changed someone's vote who didn't want help. Charged with interference with primaries/ elections. Case dismissed; defendant deceased. Dismissed due to death of defendant. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404432-pennsylvania-state-cases-2.html

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