Secretary of State
Des Moines, IA 50319
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Chance McElhaney, (515) 725-2942
Charges Filed in Two Potential Cases of Voter Fraud in Muscatine County
Des Moines – Election misconduct charges were recently filed by Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren in two potential cases of voter fraud in Muscatine County.
Charges of election misconduct in the 1st degree were filed against Mayra Alejandra Lopez Morales of Muscatine and Sylvia Rada of Muscatine on December 4, 2013. Lopez Morales and Rada are accused of registering to vote and voting in the 2012 general election while being non-citizens.
"I want to thank County Attorney Ostergren for taking election integrity seriously," Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz said. "Every vote can make a big difference and Iowans expect nothing less than fair and honest elections."
The Iowa Secretary of State's office referred the potential voter fraud cases to Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to investigate. After the investigation, DCI then referred the potential voter fraud cases to Ostergren for prosecution.