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
Idaho Ronald Edwin Prior M Registration Fraud Charged with illegal registrations by voter. Pleaded guilty. $200 fine and 3 months probation. The case was later dismissed.
Texas Alfred Isassi M Alfred Isassi was mailed a letter. No new violations were reported. Statue of limitations expired.
West Virginia Glen Dale “Hound Dog” Adkins (former Logan County Clerk) M Vote Buying Glen Dale “Hound Dog” Adkins was indicted with others for a conspiracy to control county government in Lincoln County by buying votes, keeping some supporters’ property taxes low, controlling county and state government jobs and rewarding supporters by ensuring their roads were repaired. Admitted that he sold his vote in 1996 for $500. Charged with accepting money for voting. Pleaded guilty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396135-eac.html
Virginia Owen "Dude" Sharrett (former director of the town's Parks and Recreation Department) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Andy" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Owen "Dude" Sharrett was involved with a group of 14 individuals in Wise County charged with a total of 269 alleged violations of conspiracy, tampering with absentee ballots and forgery. Pleaded guilty January 2007. http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Connecticut David Ford M 2004-11 Presidential Ineligible felon voting David Ford was accused of applying for a ballot and voting in the 2004 presidential election even though he was a felon whose voting rights had been revoked. Ford's attorney provided a copy of the notice of his rights restoration, which indicated that Ford was no longer under the jurisdiction of the Connecticut Department of Correction and that his discharge date was July 30, 2004. Ford was eligible to have his voting rights restored on July 30, 2004. No further action was taken on complaint. Dismissed
Kentucky Phillip Slone M 1998-05 Primary D 2003-03 Vote buying 7 Phillip Sloan was charged with offering to pay seven voters fifty dollars for voting in the May 26, 1998 primary election. He entered a guilty plea to one count of vote buying in exchange for other charges being dropped. 10 months in prison http://www.bigsandynews.com/Articles-i-2003-06-20-43107.111215-Floyd-man-is-acqu... http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-6th-circuit/1027029.html
Oregon Ronald Wayne Fischer M 2002-03 Special 2002-04 Absentee/Mail Impersonation 1 3 Ronald Wayne Fischer cast the ballots of three family members during a 2002 special election. Charged with 1 count of making false statements under election laws, a Class C felony. Pleaded guilty to 1 count of voting another person's ballot - False Statement Under Election Laws. 5 days in jail, 36 months of probation, 40 hours of community service and a $750 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366805-oregon-prosecuted-cases-log-to-ari...
Indiana Terry Danner Douglas Campbell M 2011 2012-05 Absentee/Mail 2 2 Terry Danner was charged with voter fraud and conspiracy after he and Austin mayor Douglas Campbell were accused of going to at least four homes in 2011 to illegally collect absentee voter ballots. Danner made agreement for pretrial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention - 100 hours community service, $270 fine http://www.wave3.com/story/20968288/mayor-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fraud http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/Austin-mayor-city-employee-char... https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/CaseSummary/eyJ2Ijp7IkNhc2VUb2tlbiI6Ik1...
Utah Zachary B. Millett M 2006-11 Daggett County Sheriff 2008-03 Registration Fraud 1 Zachary B. Millett was accused along with 50 other people in Utah's Daggett County, in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All 51 were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. Millett pleaded guilty to a reduced to charge of class B misdemeanor attempt to fraudulently register to vote. 30 days in jail (suspended) and $500 fine http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=9208173&itype=NGPSID http://electionupdates.caltech.edu/2008/08/11/utah-voter-registration-fraud-case...
Florida Josef Sever M General 2012 Non-citizen voting 2 2 Josef Sever pleaded* guilty to illegally voting in the 2008 general election and to pretending he was a U.S. citizen when he bought firearms. Sever told authorities that he had voted in at least two elections and lied about his citizenship when he bought guns at a Miami-Dade store on several occasions. State records show he was registered No Party Affiliation and cast absentee ballots in November 2004 and 2008. *Plea deal: 5 months in prison, likely deportation to Canada http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-08-30/news/fl-plantation-voter-fraud-gu...

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