THE DOMINOES BEGIN TO FALL… Woman leading vote collection operation pleads guilty to 26 charges of ‘FELONY VOTER FRAUDING’.
Published on 19.6.2022
Monica Mendez, of Port Lavaca, Texas, who ran a vote collection operation for a subsidized housing company, pleaded guilty to 26 counts of voter fraud. The charges include 3 counts of illegal voting, 8 counts of voter fraud, 7 counts of assisting a voter to submit a ballot by mail and 8 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot by mail.
“Mendez conducted a vote-collecting operation on behalf of a subsidized housing company to influence the outcome of a public utility board election,” the attorney general said. Texas, Mr. Paxton, regarding Mendez’s conviction, which was investigated and prosecuted by the Election Integrity Team, in cooperation with the Victoria County Attorney’s Office . District Attorney’s office.
The charges stem from a May 2018 Bloomington Water Commission election that involved the ballots of eight voters.
Victoria County Elections Administrator Margetta Hill said in June 2021 that Mendez worked as a volunteer deputy registrar during the 2018 water commission election in Bloomington.
As a volunteer deputy registrar, Mendez would have been tasked with helping residents register to vote, Hill said. After local officials were informed that the attorney general’s office was investigating Mendez’s conduct in 2018, Mendez’s registrar certification was not renewed.
“As soon as we get wind of something that’s not right, we have the right to revoke his certificate,” Hill said in 2021. “We haven’t renewed it.
Bloomington’s water board election came under intense scrutiny in 2018 after around 275 people in the rural town of 2,500 people registered to vote using the same mailing address. The mailing address was a post office box associated with rental properties linked to ALMS, a local housing nonprofit accused of unfairly trying to win votes in this election.
AG Paxton’s office reports : After Mendez pleaded guilty to all 26 counts and confirmed in court that all counts could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, District Judge Eli Garza sentenced Mendez to five years probation with deferred decision.