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
Minnesota Ryan Richard Halvorson M 2008-11 General 2011-11 Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Ryan Richard Halvorson was charged with voting while ineligible in the November 2008 general election. Halvorson had been convicted and sentenced for the offense of fleeing a police officer. He was placed on probation. As part of the probation agreement, he did not have the right to vote. According to records from the Dakota County Auditor's office, Halvorson voted Nov. 4, 2008 - at a time when he was still on probation. Halvorson was one of 30 Dakota County residents charged in Dakota County District Court with either voting while ineligible or registering to vote while ineligible. http://www.hastingsstargazette.com/content/four-hastings-residents-charged-voter...
Florida Michel Pawlowski M 2010 2012 Generals, Primary 2013-06 Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 3 Michel Pawlowski, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official, was charged with false swearing, submission of false voter registration information, a third-degree felony, in connection with a voter fraud case in St. Johns County. Pawlowski signed a voter registration form in which he reported his legal address in St. Augustine Beach and voted by absentee ballot in the general election in November 2010 and the presidential primary and general election in 2012. http://www.news4jax.com/news/local/fema-official-charged-in-voter-fraud-case https://historiccity.com/2013/staugustine/news/florida/father-of-commissioner-ar... CALL CLERK AND ASK FOR STATUS (904) 819-3600
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
Washington Bruce Quinn 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 Doe4 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...
Kentucky Chester Jones (former chairman of the Perry County Democratic Executive Committee, former state representative, former circuit court clerk, and candidate for county school board) Sherman Neace M 2008 General D 2009-06 Vote Buying 2 Chester Jones and Sherman Neace, public officials, reportedly diverted $7,500 from the State Democratic Party to buy votes for themselves. Jones acquired 75 counter checks from the local bank, leaving the payee blank, and he and Neace distributed checks for $100 to buy votes. Pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting mail fraud. 12 months of incarceration http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article44002317.html http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/recent_news/ex-official-pleads-guilty-to-vot... https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/louisville/press-releases/2009/lo062409a.htm http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca6/10-5598/11a0078n-06-201...
Wisconsin Terry Krall M 2008-11 2009-12 Ineligible felon voting Terry Krall of Eau Claire was charged with voting illegally in the November 2008 election. Krall was a convicted felon who was on supervision at the time he voted. http://www.wqow.com/global/story.asp?s=11675731
Iowa Lamar Anthony Stokes M Lamar Stokes was charged with 3rd Degree Election Misconduct 39A.2. Pleaded guilty. Fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/407328-iowa-cases.html
Ohio Alan Szabo M 2006-11 Petition Fraud 6 Alan Szabo forged signatures on petitions for ballot question. Charged with 6 counts election fraud. Pleaded guilty to 3 counts. Other counts dismissed. 5 years of probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/396374-ohio-logan-county-alan-szabo-case....
Virginia Paul Godwin M 2008-08 Ineligible Voting 2 Paul Godwin was charged with election offienses and unqualified person voting. Guilty. (Sussex County) http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399943-virginia-fraud-cases.html

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