|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|
|North Carolina||Contested Election: Leon Maynor vs. Laura Sampson||2015-11||Lumberton municipal||Contested Election||Vote buying||The State Board of Elections ordered a new election for the Lumberton Precinct 7 City Council seat, due to voter “irregularities." possible fraud and “systematic” errors made by the Robeson County Board of Elections. The Precinct 7 race had been stalled by election protests filed by both the incumbent, Leon Maynor, and challenger, Laura Sampson. Following several recounts, including a full hand-to-eye recount, Maynor held a one-vote lead over Sampson. An investigator with the State Board of Elections testified that there is an ongoing investigation of vote-buying allegations against both Maynor and Sampson. The investigator, Matthew Martucci, a former New York Police Department detective, said that both candidates, local election officials and others have been interviewed about the allegations, which were made by multiple sources. All information collected during the investigation will be forwarded to the State Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The state board questioned Steve Stone, the chairman of the Robeson County Board of elections, extensively about how the hand recount was conducted, and after reviewing the ambiguous ballots, decided there was no way they could determine the voters’ “intent” based on the ballots.||New election ordered.||https://robesonian.com/news/83625/2-new-elections-ordered||http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/new-elections-ordered-for-pembroke-mayor-o...|
|Wisconsin||Brittany M. Rainey||F||2012-11||General||2013-03||Ineligible felon voting||1||1||Brittany M. Rainey pleaded* guilty to voting as a felon and was sentenced to 45 days in the House of Correction.||*Plea deal: 45 days in the House of Correction||http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-man-pleads-guilty-to-five-counts-of...||http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/prosecutors-charge-10-with-voter-fraud-4t...|
|Georgia||DeBreayzion Monti Harris||M||2010-08||Registration fraud||Accused of having multiple voter registration/voter ID cards under different names, addresses and dates of birth. (State Elections Board Case #2010-00121100229; Bibb County)||$1,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand||https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...|
|Colorado||David Harold Shackley||M||2008 2009||R||Multiple voting||1||2||David Harold Shackley was found guilty of voting twice, a misdemeanor, in county elections in 2008 and 2009. Shackley voted early in one county, and then by mail in another. Despite having been warned against voting multiple times after the 2008 election, he did so again in 2009.||Jail, probation, fine and court costs||http://www.electionlawcenter.com/uncategorized/aurora-co-man-found-guilty-of-vot...||http://www.denverpost.com/ci_18881310|
|Michigan||Michael McGuinness (former Oakland County Democratic Chair)||Jason Bauer||M||2010-11||D||OTHER||6||Jason Bauer and Michael McGuinness were two Oakland County Democrats who pleaded no contest to charges related to putting fake Tea Party candidates on the Nov. 2010 election in an attempt to dilute the Republican ballot.||1 year of probation, 180 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine, in addition to court costs and other fees||http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111121/NEWS/311219932||http://www.theoaklandpress.com/article/OP/20111207/NEWS/312079935|
|Kentucky||Bourbon County - Name Unknown||2008||Registration Fraud||An unnamed individual was charged with wrongful registration. Dismissed.||Dismissed||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html|
|Iowa||Beth Ann Gallagher||F||2012||Impersonation||Multiple voting||1||Beth Ann Gallagher pleaded* guilty to false representation of records after casting an absentee ballot on behalf of her daughter, who had recently moved to Minnesota and who also voted in Minnesota in the 2012 election. Gallagher reported the incident to the Delaware County auditor’s office, which ultimately triggered an investigation and criminal charges.||*Plea deal: $147 fine||http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2013/12/16/guilty-pleas-res...|
|Kentucky||Christian County - Name Unknown||2001||Registration Fraud||8||4||An unnamed individual was charged with four counts of fraudulent registration and four counts of impersonation. Guilty of one count of fraudulent registration and one count of impersonation. Other counts merged.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html|
|Wisconsin ADDED SOURCE||Ruth E. Kirk||F||Multiple Voting||Ruth E. Kirk was accused of voting more than once in the same election and charged with 2 counts of disorderly conduct. The voter fraud charge was dismissed on prosecutor's motion, but Kirk was charged with both counts of disorderly conduct, guilty because of no contest plea. It is unknown whether the charges are related.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403400-wisconsin-columbia-county-response...|
|Connecticut||Sybil Allen (former Democratic Town Committee member)||F||2000-03||Democratic primary||D||Absentee/Mail||Illegal assistance||Forgery||Sybil Allen admitted to absentee ballot fraud in the March 2000 Bridgeport Town Commitee Democratic primary. Allen completed absentee ballot applications for voters, persuaded one person to sign the application for a family member that no longer resided in the home, forged the signatures of two other applicants, and told one voter that a candidate was not on the ballot. She also was present when ballots were marked and took possession of them.||$5,000 fine, resigned from the Democratic Town Committee, barred from seeking re-election for 2 years||http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Absentee-ballot-fraud-has-long-history-in-223...|
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