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Over 40 cases of Kentucky voter fraud documented by Heritage Foundation

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By Michael Carroll | Oct 6, 2019

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More than 40 people have been found guilty of election or voter fraud in Kentucky since the year 2000, according to a Heritage Foundation database that details such cases nationwide.

The locations where voter fraud was committed in the state included Magoffin, Monroe, Clay and Knott counties, the database shows.

The types of voter fraud identified in the database include ineligible voting, duplicate voting, absentee ballot fraud, the purchasing of votes, impersonation fraud while voting, ballot petition illegalities, altering vote counts and fraudulent registrations.

Nationwide, the analysis uncovered 1,217 instances of voter fraud, including more than 1,000 criminal convictions and 48 civil penalties.

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Proven Instances of Kentucky Voter Fraud Since 2000

NameCountyType of CaseType of Fraud
Gary RisnerMagoffin CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Larry ShepherdMagoffin CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Tami Jo RisnerMagoffin CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Scott McCartyMagoffin CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Jeffrey Newport,Monroe CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Martha HughesMonroe CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Tony GummMonroe CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
William ProffittMonroe CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Corey PageMonroe CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Michael PageMonroe CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Randy SalyerMagoffin CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Wilbur GravesMonroe CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Wanda MooreMonroe CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Gary BartleyMonroe CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Ronald MuseMonroe CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Chester JonesPerry CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Sherman NeacePerry CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
R. Cletus MaricleClay CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Douglas AdamsClay CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Freddy ThompsonClay CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Stanley BowlingClay CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Charles JonesClay CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
William StiversClay CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
William MorrisClay CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Debra MorrisClay CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Hugh Melvin PerkinsLawrence CountyDiversion programIneligible voting
Robert MadonBell CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Brent MadonBell CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Stephen Ray ThomasonJefferson CountyCriminal convictionIneligible voting
Charles HartBath CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Darnell HipsherClay CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Fred Clinton JohnsonClay CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Donald "Champ" MazeBath CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Walter Bascom ShroutBath CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Daugh WhiteClay CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Randy ThompsonKnott CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
John Mac CombsKnott CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Phillip ChampionKnott CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Ronnie AdamsKnott CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
State Sen. Johnny Ray TurnerFloyd, Harlan, Knott, LetcherCriminal convictionBuying votes
Ross HarrisPike CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Newton JohnsonKnott CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Phillip SloneKnott CountyCriminal convictionBuying votes
Source: Heritage Foundation

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