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 Type1sort ascending Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
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
Illinois Terrance R. Stith Charles Powell Leroy Scott Jr. Sandra Stith Lillie Nichols M 2004-11 General D Vote buying 1 1 Terrance R. Stith, his wife, Sandra 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 $2,000.from the St. Clair County Democratic Committee. *Plea deal: 4 months in prison. 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...
Kentucky Earl Young Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings M 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Kentucky Brent Madon (son of Robert Madon, former mayor of Pineville, KY) Robert L. Madon (former mayor of Pineville, KY) M 2006 Mayoral Vote Buying Brent Madon conspired with his father, Robert L. Madon, to buy votes that helped Robert Madon win the 2006 mayoral election. Brent Madon paid people $10 to $20 to cast early, absentee votes for his father. Robert L. Madon won the election, partly on the strength of absentee votes. 12 months in jail, 3 years of supervised release, with the first six months on home incarceration http://www.electionjournal.org/2009/08/17/former-mayor-sentenced-to-20-months-fo...
Mississippi Tobe Jackson M Vote Buying Paid undercover police officers $30 per vote, pleaded guilty to attempted bribery. When arrested, was found with $1,240 in $10 and $20 bills. 1 year house arrest, $500 fine
Kentucky Mason Daniels Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Larry Shepherd Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Mason Daniels.was charged in federal court with conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with Magoffin County magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner, his wife Tami Jo Risner, and chief deputy county court clerk Larry Shepherd. Daniels was acquitted, but his co-defendants were convicted. 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. Acquitted http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article94699187.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article95468937.html
Alabama William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Scotty D. Cole Denita Lee Idas L. Neal, Jr. M 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. William Bailey pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 3 years probation (4 months under electronically monitored home detention), 250 hours community service, $1,000 fine *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
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...
Illinois Lillie Nichols Charles Powell Leroy Scott Jr. Terrance R. Stith Sandra Stith F 2004-11 General D Vote buying 1 1 Lillie Nichols, Terrance R. Stith, his wife, Sandra Stith, and Leroy Scott Jr. 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, Nichols received $1,500.from the St. Clair County Democratic Committee. *Plea deal: 4 months in prison. 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...
Mississippi Leon Hunt M Vote Buying Admitted paying 25 to 30 people for votes, paid undercover police officers $30 a vote. Pleaded guilty to attempted bribery. 1 year house arrest and $500 fine

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