Another Medrano Indicted on Election Fraud

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    Sylvia Medrano, 36, is accused of voting 7 times since 2008 in elections when she did not live in the precinct where she was voting.

    A second member of a politically powerful Dallas family has been indicted on election fraud allegations.

    Sylvia Medrano, 36, is accused of voting 7 times since 2008 in elections when she did not live in the precinct where she was voting.

    Dallas County Voter Fraud Indictment

    [DFW] Dallas County Voter Fraud Indictment
    Raquel Medrano, 22, is accused of illegal voting, for casting a ballot in a race involving a relative when she did not live in the area.

    The Texas Attorney General is handling the investigation, which is being heard by a grand jury in Rockwall County.

    Dallas County Commissioners asked the Attorney General to take on the case a year ago, because a majority of commissioners in office at the time claimed Democratic District Attorney Craig Watkins was reluctant to do so.

    Sylvia Medrano surrendered at the Rockwall County Jail Thursday and posted bond.

    Raquel Medrano, 22, was indicted in March on one count of voting in a precinct where she does not live.

    All of the charges are 3rd degree felonies. 

    Efforts to reach the two defendants have not been successful.

    Both women are members of a family that includes a Dallas City Councilmember, a Dallas County Justice of the Peace and a Dallas Independent School District Trustee.