Victoria woman arrested on 26 charges of voter fraud

The charges are related to election fraud and illegal voting

VICTORIA, Texas – A 36-year-old Victoria woman was arrested on 26 charges related to election fraud and illegal voting.

The Attorney General’s office brought the charges against Monica Mendez.

The Election Fraud Unit arrested and booked Mendez into the Victoria County Jail on June 23, 2021, after a Victoria County Grand Jury returned an indictment against her on multiple counts of election fraud: 7 counts of Illegal Voting (a 2nd Degree Felony), 8 counts of Unlawfully Assisting Voter Voting Ballot by Mail (a 3rd Degree Felony), 8 counts of Unlawful Possession of Ballot (a State Jail Felony), and 8 counts of Election Fraud (a State Jail Felony).

The Texas Secretary of State referred the case to the Office of the Attorney General after allegations of illegal voting and other election code violations arose out of the 2018 Bloomington Water District Election.

At last check, Mendez was in the Victoria County Jail. Bond was set at $1,000.