- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 2015

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two women who worked in a South Texas school board campaign in 2012 have been sentenced to prison for bribing voters with cocaine, cash and other enticements.

A federal judge in McAllen sentenced Veronica Saldivar of Donna to eight months in prison after she pleaded guilty to election fraud. Rebecca Gonzalez received a four-month prison sentenced for her guilty plea to alteration of voting qualification and procedure.

The Monitor (https://bit.ly/1GfPvyU) of McAllen reports Saldivar admitted to paying as many as 29 voters with cash, beer, cigarettes and cocaine to vote for a Donna school board candidate she supported. Gonzalez worked alongside Saldivar.

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Information from: The Monitor, https://www.themonitor.com

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