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State Year Name Case Type Fraud Type Details
StateGeorgiaYear1997NameJackson Jones, Don McCranie, and Doyce…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying VotesDetails

Jackson Jones, Don McCranie and Doyce Mullis, Dodge County sheriff, commissioner, and former commissioner, respectively, were convicted of conspiracy to buy votes. The harshest sentence went to McCranie, who received a 30-month prison term, three years of probation, 150 hours of community service, and $5,000 in fines. Sheriff Jones was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Doyce Mullis was sentenced to one year in prison, three years of supervised release, 100 of community service, and a $5,000 fine. They were the last of 27 people to be sentenced in the election fraud case, which state investigators said also included cases of double voting, felon voting, and at least one ballot being cast in the name of a dead person.

StateGeorgiaYear2017NameCharlie Mack WootenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The PollsDetails

Following an investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State's office, it was revealed that Charlie Mack Wooten and his fellow conspirators, "did in fact provide assistance to electors who were not physically disabled or illiterate.?He and four other individuals were indicted by a grand jury in May 2016 for election fraud stemming from the November 2012 election. In lieu of going to trial, Wooten plead guilty to misdemeanor charges.

StateGeorgiaYear2017NameEvelyn GriffinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The PollsDetails

Following an investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State's office, it was revealed that Evelyn Griffin and her fellow conspirators, "did in fact provide assistance to electors who were not physically disabled or illiterate.?She and four other individuals were indicted by a grand jury in May 2016 for election fraud stemming from the November 2012 election. In lieu of going to trial, Griffin plead guilty to misdemeanor charges.

StateGeorgiaYear2017NameJames Curtis HicksCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The PollsDetails

Following an investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State's office, it was revealed that James Curtis Hicks and his fellow conspirators, "did in fact provide assistance to electors who were not physically disabled or illiterate.?He and four other individuals were indicted by a grand jury in May 2016 for election fraud stemming from the November 2012 election. In lieu of going to trial, Hicks plead guilty to misdemeanor charges.

State Year Name Case Type Fraud Type Source Details
Georgia 2015 Mohammad Shafiq Criminal Conviction False Registrations bit.ly/2fETwHh, bit.ly/2eAwQUb

Mohammad Shafiq had a disagreement with Madison County sheriff candidate Clayton Lowe, and thought he would get back at the man by helping his opponent win the 2012 election. Shafiq fraudulently submitted voter registrations cards and--in the face of accusations--coerced a couple, Bennie and Margaret Pierce, to sign affidavits intended to exonerate him. Upon investigation, his ruse was discovered, and he was charged with two counts of perjury, three counts of tampering with evidence, and two counts of voter identification fraud. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years' probation with a fine of $6,750.

Georgia 2011 Edwin Morris, Alexia Williams, and Kim… Civil Penalty Ballot Petition Fraud bit.ly/2finNY5, bit.ly/2f1vqTd

The Georgia State Election Board imposed penalties against Edwin Morris and Alexia Williams in 2011 for their roles in forging signatures to get David Osborne on the 2008 Chatham County Commission ballot. Morris received a reprimand and a 10-year suspension from campaign involvement. Williams was fined $300. In 2012, the Board ordered Kim Ross to pay a $300 fine for her involvement in the forging scheme.

Georgia 2011 James Parker Official Finding False Registrations bit.ly/2sM065L

James Parker was found guilty of an administrative violation of registering to vote under an address at which he did not live. He was given a cease-and-desist order issued by the Georgia State Election Board, as well as a public reprimand.

Georgia 2011 Doyle Stone and Greg Stone Civil Penalty Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots bit.ly/2fdiytS, bit.ly/2fw11AN, bit.ly/2eAsEUA

Former Twiggs County Sheriff Doyle Stone and his son, Greg Stone, were investigated for mishandling absentee ballots in Greg Stone's 2008 primary campaign for sheriff. Absentee voters complained that Doyle Stone coerced them into voting for Greg Stone, and then took their ballots rather than allow them to be mailed in. Greg Stone lost the election by a wide margin. Both men agreed to pay $300 in civil fines.

Georgia 2011 Stephen Watson Official Finding False Registrations bit.ly/2sM065L

Stephen Watson was found guilty of an administrative violation of registering to vote under an address at which he did not live. He was given a cease-and-desist order issued by the Georgia State Election Board, as well as a public reprimand.

Georgia 2010 Carleton Vines, Albert Palmour, Dorothy… Civil Penalty Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots bit.ly/2fim0lT, bit.ly/2f1x5bK, bit.ly/2eVjKns

Carleton Vines and his accomplices ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a state court judge. Vines's co-conspirators acted as "runners," illegally "assisting" voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines's law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowledging their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Vines was fined $15,000.

Georgia 2010 Michael Douglas, Jr. and Olin Gibson Criminal Conviction Buying Votes, Duplicate Voting bit.ly/2f1yQFA

Former Dodge County Sheriff Michael Douglas, Jr., and Deputy Sheriff Olin Gibson pleaded guilty to election fraud in connection with Douglas' first campaign for sheriff in 2004. Douglas pleaded guilty to conspiracy to buy votes and to voting more than once, and Gibson pleaded guilty to buying a vote for Douglas.

Georgia 2010 Tommy Raney and Debra Brown Criminal Conviction Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots bit.ly/2e2LqYm, bit.ly/2f1yAXk

Tommy Raney, a 2007 candidate for the Jackson City Council, and his campaign worker, Debra Brown, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit absentee ballot fraud for mishandling more than 40 absentee ballots in the 2007 Jackson City Council race. Raney had won the election by 27 votes. Both were sentenced to two years' probation. Raney was fined $158,000, and Brown was fined $20,000.

Georgia 2007 James Bryant, Jr. Civil Penalty Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots bit.ly/2fjz1g1

James Bryant, Jr. admitted to improperly assisting voters in completing their absentee ballots in the 2005 Americus mayoral election. Bryant was a candidate in that election, and on at least six occasions, he helped voters fill out information on their ballot mailers without signing the requisite oath indicating he had provided the assistance. He was ordered by the State Election Board to pay a $600 fine.

Georgia 2007 Jerry Metts Civil Penalty Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots bit.ly/2f1yAXk

Jerry Metts was investigated for helping illegal aliens cast absentee ballots in Atkinson County during a 2004 county commission election. He was fined $80,000 by the State Election Board.