South Texas woman convicted of voter fraud

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas woman has pleaded guilty in federal court in Brownsville to voting multiple times in a 2012 primary runoff election.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Sonia Leticia Solis forged absentee ballot applications for people she claimed were disabled. The scheme gave the 55-year-old five additional votes in the runoff election for the newly created 34th Congressional District. She pleaded guilty on Monday.

In that election, U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, beat Denise Saenz-Blanchard to win the Democratic nomination.

Solis is scheduled to be sentenced in February. She could face up to five years in prison.

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