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In Wyoming back in 2014, David Koch was convicted of Ineligible Voting.
In summary, David Koch, a former news director for KODI News, pleaded guilty to casting illegal votes. Koch, a convicted felon from Alaska, moved to Wyoming, registered to vote, and cast ballots in the 2010 and 2012 elections. Koch sentenced to 2-4 years’ imprisonment.
In Wyoming, back in 2001, Gary and Leila Blake convicted of False Registrations, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots.
In summary, After moving from their Evansville home, Gary and Leila Blake requested absentee ballots. The Ballots were returned with Evansville offices and ballot issues, which the couple filled out and returned despite no longer living there. The couple pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge. Each must pay $350 in fines and serve six months on probation.
In the state of Wyoming, back in 2000, Carolyn Paseneaux, convicted of false Registrations.
In summary, Paseneaux, a sitting state representative, was arrested on felony voter fraud charges. She used a false address to vote after selling her home in 1997. She pleaded guilty and received a probation sentence, and ordered to pay a $1,030 fine.
In Colorado, back in 2018, Nathan Parks, convicted of Duplicate Voting.
In summary, Nathan Parks pleaded guilty to voting in both Colorado and Washington in the 2016 election. Parks resided and voted in Washington during the November election and maintained his Colorado voter registration and used it to cast an absentee ballot there. After pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge, Parks was given a 12-month deferred sentence and was ordered to complete 30 hours of community service and pay court costs and restitution fees.
In Colorado, back in 2017, Maureen Marie Moss, convicted of Ballot Petition Fraud.
In summary, While working for Black Diamond Outreach, a Denver-based community outreach organization, Maureen Marie Moss forged 34 signatures on petitions; Moss circulated petitions to get U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser on the ballot for the June 2016 primary. Moss ultimately pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years’ probation on each count. Moss ordered to complete 250 hours of community service.
In Colorado, back in 2017, Steven Curtis was convicted of Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots.
In summary, Steven Curtis, the former head of the Colorado Republican Party, was charged with a misdemeanor election mail-in ballot offense and one count of forgery of a public record. Through handwriting analysis, evidence revealed in court that Curtis forged his ex-wife’s name on her ballot and mailed it in. He was found guilty and sentenced to four years of probation and 300 hours of community service.
In Colorado, back in 2017, Toni Lee Newbill was convicted of Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots.
In summary, Toni Lee Newbill pleaded guilty to voting twice using her deceased father’s name to do so, once in the 2013 general election and again in the Republican primary of 2016. Newbill was sentenced to 18 months of unsupervised probation and 30 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $500 fine and additional court fees.
In Colorado, back in 2017, Angelo Felix Abad was convicted of ballot petition fraud. In summary, Angelo Felix Abad forged at least one signature while circulating petitions to place a minimum wage increase on the 2016 ballot. He ultimately pleaded guilty to one count of felony forgery. He now faces a maximum possible sentence of up to six years’ imprisonment and sentenced on April 7, 2017.
In Colorado, back in 2017, Sarilu Sosa-Sanchez, convicted of absentee ballots’ fraudulent use, duplicated voting.
In summary, Sarilu Sosa-Sanchez voted twice in the 2013 election, once in her name and once in the name of her late mother. Sosa-Sanchez pleaded guilty to a felony forgery charge after admitting she forged her late mother’s signature on a ballot. She pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor double voting charge. Sosa-Sanchez sentenced to 60 hours of community service, ordered to pay restitution and court fees, and will help the clerk and recorder’s office educate other residents about the consequences of voter fraud.
In Colorado, back in 2016, Elsadig Saeed Merghani was convicted of ballot petition fraud. In summary, Elsadig Saeed Merghani pleaded guilty in 2016 to forging signatures on a petition to get two anti-fracking initiatives on the ballot in the 2016 general election. Merghani submitted at least three signatures that were marked as questionable upon review. The environmentalist-backed ballot measures ultimately did not garner sufficient signatures to qualify for the ballot.
In Colorado, back in 2015, Vitaliy B. Grabchenko, convicted of false registrations. In summary, Grabchenko pleaded guilty to procuring a false registration (by providing a fraudulent registration to vote), a misdemeanor. He was given a two-year deferred sentence with two years of supervised probation and ordered to complete 48 hours of community service.
In Colorado, back in 2014, Carol Hannah was convicted of duplicate voting.
In summary, Carol Hannah, was registered to vote in Mohave County, Arizona, and Adams County, Colorado, and was convicted of voter fraud for voting in both states during the 2010 election. Hannah’s double voting was detected by the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, a system in which Arizona shares voter data with at least 20 other states. She was convicted and sentenced to three years’ supervised probation and $1,000 in fines.
In Colorado, back in 2012, Brittany Curtis Convicted of Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots. In summary, In 2012, Brittany Curtis pleaded guilty to influencing a public servant when she forged signatures and voter information on a ballot petition. She was given a deferred sentence of two years and fined $1,653.50.
In Colorado, back in 2011, David Harold Shackley was convicted of duplicate voting. In summary, Following a jury trial, a Colorado man 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.
In Colorado, back in 2007, John McCarthy was convicted of False Registrations. In summary, In 2004, John McCarthy was hired by Choose 2 Vote (a campaign finance company) to register new voters. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to producing false voter registration applications. McCarthy sentenced to three years in jail.
In Colorado, back in 2006, Winston Keyes was convicted of Criminal Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots. In summary, of Denver, Colorado, Winston Keyes pleaded guilty to voting twice in the 2005 general election. He forged his mother’s signature on her absentee ballot, even though his mother had died in July of that year. He was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay court costs.
In Colorado, back in 2005, Ajmal Shah was convicted of Ineligible Voting. In summary, Ajmal Shah was convicted in 2005 on two counts of voter fraud after Shah attempted to register to vote by providing fabricated information regarding U.S. citizenship. Shah was sentenced to time served, in addition to one year of supervised release for the first count and three years of supervised release for the second count, to be served concurrently, and fined $200 in fees.
In Utah, back in 2008, Zachary Millett, Brandon Ellsworth, and Charles Rich were convicted of Diversion Program, False Registrations.
In summary, Zachary Millet, Brandon Ellsworth, and Charles Rich pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor attempt to register to vote in a 2006 election for sheriff fraudulently. The small county of Daggett (population 900) saw 28 others placed in a diversionary program for misdemeanor fraud committed in the same election. Each of these three defendants was sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended) and fined $500 as part of a diversion agreement.
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