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 Type1sort ascending Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Kentucky Earl Young Naomi Johnson Jackie Jennings M 2010 Primary Vote buying Three Jackson residents (Naomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings and Earl Young) were involved in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate’s race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were found guilty at trial and sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy 4 months in prison http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article44369853.html
Mississippi David Massey M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 4 David Massey was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 3 counts of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty to 1 count voter fraud. Other counts were retired. (Case #BK2008-006B, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years in Department of Corrections. Pay $5,922.50. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo... http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas... http://djournal.com/news/benton-county-voter-fraud/
Kentucky Mason Daniels Gary “Rooster” Risner Tami Jo Risner Larry Shepherd Scott McCarty M 2014 Primary, General D Vote buying Mason Daniels.was charged in federal court with conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with Magoffin County magistrate Gary “Rooster” Risner, his wife Tami Jo Risner, and chief deputy county court clerk Larry Shepherd. Daniels was acquitted, but his co-defendants were convicted. 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. Acquitted http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article94699187.html http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article95468937.html
Kentucky Michael Page Jeffrey Newport Martha Hughes Tony Gumm William Proffitt Corey Page M 2006-11 General Vote buying Michael Page pleaded* guilty to conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election, along with Jeffrey Newport, Tony Gumm, William Proffitt, Corey Page, and Martha Hughes. 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...
Mississippi Larry Tip Massey M 2007 Democratic primary, Runoff Vote Buying 4 Larry Tip Massey was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and 3 counts of voter fraud. Pleaded guilty to one charge of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. The other counts were dismissed. (Case #BK2008-006C, Circuit Court, Benton County) 5 years with 3 years suspended, 2 years to be served in a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility and 3 years on post-release supervision. Pay $822.50. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo... http://djournal.com/news/grand-jury-charges-16-in-fraud-probe/
Louisiana Stanley Leger M 2014 Turkey Creek municipal Vote buying In the 2014 Turkey Creek, Louisiana election, incumbent mayor Heather Cloud was voted out of office by a margin of 4 votes. It was later revealed that Stanley Leger, a campaign employee for challenger Bert Campbell, had paid $15 each to four mentally-impaired individuals in exchange for their promise to vote for Campbell. Cloud challenged the election. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals of Louisiana ordered that the four votes be struck and a new election be held, which Cloud won. Leger later pleaded guilty to illegal electioneering, receiving a suspended six-month jail sentence and 18 months’ probation. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and $2,000 in restitution to Mayor Cloud. 6 months in jail (suspended sentence), 18 months probation, $500 fine and $2,000 restitution http://www.katc.com/story/28315342/leger http://caselaw.findlaw.com/la-court-of-appeal/1685533.html
Georgia Ginger Godsey F 2006-08 Vote Buying Compensation offered to individuals to register and to vote. (State Elections Board Case #2007-00211080074, City of Chickamauga) $2,000 fine, cease and desist order and a public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...
Kentucky Randy Thompson John Mac Combs Phillip Champion Ronnie Adams M 2006-11 General R Vote buying Randy Thompson, Judge-Executive, was convicted of of scheming to buy votes in the November 2006 election by using public funds to improve driveways and build bridges on private property. Jurors also convicted John Mac Combs and Phillip G. Champion, assistants to the judge-executive, and Ronnie Adams, a former magistrate who worked for the county, with taking part in the scheme. 40 months in prison, 3 years supervised release, $200 fine, $238,793 restitution, barred from holding public office or owning a firearm http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article43989903.html http://www.topix.com/forum/city/hindman-ky/TKENEUPLGHN6CDRO5 http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44376504.html
Kentucky Bath County - Name Unknown 2000 Vote Buying 1 An unnamed individual was charged with one count of vote buying. Charge dismissed. Dismissed http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html
Kentucky Johnny Ray Turner (former state senator) M 2000 Democratic primary D Vote buying 1 1 Johnny Ray Turner, a former state senator, pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor violation of non-willfully making campaign expenditure, for the purpose of influencing voters, in exchange for a felony vote fraud charge being dropped. Plea deal: 3 months home detention, 1 year probation, $1000 fine http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/4912726.html http://bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com/2007/04/23/state-sen-johnny-ray-turner-sen...

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