True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendantssort ascending Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
North Carolina Anita Moore Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Valerie Moore Wayne Shatley F 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying Anita Moore and four others reportedly offered to pay, and paid, people to vote for Republican candidates and for Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. Pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2...
North Carolina Valerie Moore Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Anita Moore Wayne Shatley F 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying Valerie Moore reportedly paid people to vote for Republican candidates, including Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff, in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. She pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2...
North Carolina Wayne Shatley Ross "Toogie" Banner Carlos Hood Anita Moore Valerie Moore M 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying 4 Wayne Shatley was accused of organizing and engaging four others to buy votes for Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff in the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. He financed it with $5,000 to $6,000 of his own money. Charged with 1 count with conspiracy to buy votes and 3 counts with actually buying votes. Convicted by a jury on all counts. 33 months' imprisonment http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2... http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Published/054118.P.pdf
North Carolina Carlos Hood Ross "Toogie" Banner Anita Moore Valerie Moore Wayne Shatley M 2002-11 General R 2003-07 Vote Buying Carlos Hood was convicted on charges of buying Republican votes for the 2002 general election in Caldwell County. He was reportedly securing votes for Gary Clark, the Republican candidate for sheriff. Hood was convicted of conspiracy and vote buying. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/955845/posts http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366806-north-carolina-reporter-from-news2...
Alabama Valada Paige Banks Rosie Lyles F 2004-10 2005-05 Democratic primaries D 2007-08 Absentee/Mail Forgery 5 1 Valada Paige Banks and Rosie Lyles pleaded* guilty to third-degree possession of a forged absentee ballot affidavit with intent to defraud during October 2004 and May 2005 Democratic primaries related to special elections in Hale County. The two were also charged with four counts of promoting illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail (suspended), 2 years probation, $400 court costs http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20090915/news/909149917 http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html
Oklahoma Brenda Henry Ronald Joel Henry F 2016-04 Municipal 2016-08 Absentee/mail 1 Brenda Henry and her husband Ronald were arrested and charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one felony count of falsifying an absentee ballot application in the April 2016 Luther town council election. At least nine absentee ballots were fraudulently filled out, including multiple false or duplicate addresses and illegal notarizations without voters present. One voter who was listed as voting absentee confirmed that he did not fill out a ballot or vote in the election. http://newsok.com/article/5515300 http://www.news9.com/story/32844872/arrest-warrant-issued-for-luther-town-counci...
Ohio Deborah Ramirez Roderice Cortez Lacy Joseph Copija F Petition Fraud 3 Deborah Ramirez worked for a signature-gathering firm and faked signatures trying to get a measure on the ballot. Charged with 3 counts Complicity to Elections Falsification. A jury convicted Ramirez of 3 counts. 120 days in Lake County Jail, 3 years of probation and prohibited from being involved with elections or petitions. http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20100317/woman-guilty-of-elections-falsi... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396006-ohio-lake-county-cases.html
Pennsylvania Laura Murtaugh Robin Trainor F 2014-05 Primary In person Illegal assistance 1 1 Laura Murtaugh pleaded* guilty to one misdemeanor for allowing Robin Trainor to sign the poll book under her son's name and illegally cast a vote in his name in the May 2014 primary. Murtaugh was sentenced to one year of probation and stripped of her right to vote for four years. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, barred from voting for 4 years http://articles.philly.com/2016-01-15/news/69768856_1_36th-ward-election-officer...
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...
New Jersey Lissette Rodriguez Rigo Rodriguez Lissette Rodriguez Juan Jimenez Belkis M. Cespedes Ana Vely-Gomez Lucia A. Guzman Inocencio Jimenez Jose Ramon Ruiz Dalila Rodriguez Octavio A. Dominguez Juana A. Gil Jose E. Gonzalez Loudes Inoa Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda Wilson A. Torres F 2010-05 Paterson city council D 2010-12 Absentee/mail Forgery Witness tampering Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2014/10/ex-paterson_councilman_wife_i...

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