|State||Defendant||Co-Defendants||Sex||Date||Election||D/R||Charged||Convicted||Type1||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|
|Colorado||Rebekah Barrett Gregg||F||Ballot Fraud - Mail||1||1||Charged with 1 count misdemeanor mail ballot offense. Charge dismissed. (El Paso County - Case #D0392003NF000057)||Dismissed||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/370952-colorado-cases.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|
|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...|
|Connecticut||Shannon Nygard||2008-11||Registration Fraud||Ineligible district voting||1||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|
|Kentucky||Corey Page||Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes Tony Gumm William Proffitt Michael Page||M||2006-11||General||Vote buying||Corey Page pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Tony Gumm, William Proffitt, Martha Hughes, and Michael Page. From October to November 7, 2006, the group conspired to pay voters to cast walk-in absentee ballots.||*Plea deal: 2 years probation, 6 months home detention, $2000 fine||http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/4_Monroe_Countians_Sentenced_in_Vote-Buying_S...||https://www.fbi.gov/louisville/press-releases/2011/final-defendant-pleads-guilty...|
|Iowa||Unknown impersonator||F||2012||Special||Impersonation||1||Someone impersonated a Linn County woman and cast a fraudulent ballot in her name in a 2012 special election. That vote was counted. The woman who was impersonated later showed up at the polls and was given a provisional ballot. There was no way to identify the impersonator.||None - no way to identify the impersonator||http://theiowarepublican.com/2013/obama-administration-finally-stops-stonewallin...|
|Mississippi||Kimberly Readus||F||2013-05||Canton Democratic Primary||D||Stealing a ballot box||3||Canton Democratic municipal executive committeee member Kimberly Readus was found guilty on three charges including stealing a ballot box in connection with the Canton city Democratic primary election in May 2013 and sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended). She was also fined $950 and placed on one year probation.||30 days in jail (suspended), 1 year probation plus $950 fine.||http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/24199141/more-canton-election-indictments|
|Connecticut||Felicita Rivera||F||Absentee/Mail||Illegal Assistance||Rivera, a volunteer for a political campaign, was accused of being present while eight people voted using absentee ballots and then taking the ballots to mail.||Penalty of $5,000, which was reduced to $1,000 because of demonstrated financial hardship. Ordered to refrain from soliciting absentee ballots and distributing absentee ballot applications for two years.|
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