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 Type1 Type2 Type3 # Chargessort descending # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Missouri Tammy J. Martin F Multiple Voting 1 Martin pleaded guilty to voting twice in the same election. 1 year probation
Kentucky Kenneth Day (former Clay County Republican commissioner of Board of Elections) M R Vote buying Kenneth Day serving 18 years in federal prison for multimillion-dollar drug trafficking. Prosecutors say he dealt in "millions of dollars in drugs, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine” and “had developed one of the most successful drug trafficking businesses in the whole entire region.” Day admitted on the stand to “selling tons of marijuana” and hundreds of thousands of dollars of cocaine every other week. He also dealt in votes. "I bought my first vote with half a pint of liquor," Day testified. He described how that mushroomed to a seemingly routine method to buy protection from politicians and win their elections. He said he even bought votes for the sheriff. "That showed people on the ground who had the power and who had the money to buy the votes," Day testified. "As time went on, $5 a vote, $10 a vote. I have paid as high as $800 a vote. ... Election after election, day in and day out, every election I ever worked, it went on." Day was not only an admitted drug trafficker, but he also had served as the longtime Clay County Republican commissioner of the Board of Elections. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/25/drug-money-funds-voter-fraud-in-kentu...
Kansas Osage County Nursing Home Worker 2002 Absentee Ballot Fraud Illegal assistance Nursing home assistance when voter not aware. No action taken. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/366880-kansas-2nd-response-part-1.html
Virginia Owen "Andy" Sharrett (former council member) Betty Bolling Ben Ellis Cooper Don Houston Estridge Jamie Fritz Adam Brody Sharrett Belinda C. Sharrett Dennis Martin Sharrett Kevin Lee Sharrett Owen "Dude" Sharrett Benjamin G. Surber M 2004-05 Municipal D 2006-03 Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance Multiple Voting Owen "Andy" 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. He was charged with stealing/defacing ballot box/records/documents, voting more than once and illegal assistance. Pleaded guilty January 2007. http://www.roanoke.com/webmin/news/top-cop-mayor-indicted/article_ce4fc42f-6931-... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1589704/posts http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-91.htm
Mississippi Prentiss Harris Ann Reed Margie McNair Dona Jones Prentiss Harris Gloria Smith F 2015-11 State General 2015-11 Illegal assistance Voter intimidation/coercion In February 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General's Office took over the prosecution in a voting fraud case filed against five Franklin County pollworkers charged with election fraud during the Nov. 3, 2015 general election at the Bude precinct. Circuit Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson issued the warrants for their arrests. Prentiss Harris and Gloria Smith, both of Bude, were charged with breaking a state law that says an election officer who aids or influences a voter in preparing a ballot may be fined no less than $10 and no more than $200. All of the women were working the Bude precinct on Election Day. Anita Leonard and Carl Cupit, both Republican Party poll observers at the Bude precinct, filed the charges on Nov. 13. Leonard said she saw pollworkers going beyond what is allowed in helping voters and alleged that the pollworkers weren’t properly checking voters’ identification. Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-Natchez, contested her close loss to former Sen. Bob Dearing in the Senate District 37 race. Dearing, a Democrat, won the seat back from Sojourner by a 62-vote margin. Charges dismissed https://mississippipep.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/franklin-county-poll-workers-arr... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/b113715bcd3745eca3352936439d5364/MS--Vote... http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/24b8c1cc5dbd4ba38d83910a01f74b81/MS--Elec...
Georgia Tommy Gene Solomon M 2010-06 Registration fraud Accused of being registered to vote under different names. (State Elections Board Case #2008-0099; Lanier County) $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Indiana Ricardo Alamillo M 2003 Democratic primary D 2006-09 Ineligible district voting 1 Ricardo Alamillo, a former East Chicago assistant chief bailiff, pleaded* guilty to voting in another precinct, a Class D felony. *Plea deal: 1-1/2 years in prison (suspended), 1-1/2 years probation http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_6af53cdd-4bf0-520d-ad4a-6f0548f72e20.... http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/eight-more-charged-with-vote-fraud/article_5641de...
Georgia Omar Howell M Illegal Assistance Ineligible district voting Unlawful assistance to voter, voted out of district. Cease and desist order and public reprimand https://web.archive.org/web/20161216002204/http://www.documentcloud.org/document...
Pennsylvania Eric Lee Jones M 2009-05 Registration Fraud Eric Lee Jones was accused of filing 30 fraudulent applications while working for ACORN. He was reportedly charged with forgery, solicitation, unsworn falsification, obstruction and interference. http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/2009/05/07/ACORN-workers-charged-with-forgi...
Kentucky Willard Smith "Donnie Newsome (Knott County Judge-Executive)" M 1998-05 Primary D 2003-04 Vote buying Knott County Judge-Executive Donnie Newsome was convicted of leading a conspiracy to buy votes in the May 26, 1998 Knott County primary election. The jury found that Donnie Newsome and Willard Smith, working together and with other conspirators, approached and paid numerous impoverished, handicapped, illiterate or otherwise impaired persons to vote for Newsome and others by absentee ballot, resulting in a large increase in the rate of absentee voting 2 years in prison and $5,000 fine http://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2004/March/04_crm_164.htm http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/900460/posts

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