Group Calls On D.A. To Investigate Election Fraud
Rio Bravo residents are asking the District Attorney's Office to look into allegations of criminal misconduct in the upcoming general election.
Residents of Rio Bravo say they have found proof that proves the mayor of Rio Bravo is buying votes among other things.
The Ciudadanos de Rio Bravo Pro Democracia,an association of residents and community members from Rio Bravo, is calling on the District Attorney's Office to conduct an immediate and through investigation into all possible criminal conduct by mayor Nora A. Rivera in connection with the up coming general election.
Attorney for the group, Israel M. Reyna says, "we cannot tolerate public officials running rampant all over the streets of Rio Bravo using tax dollars to buy votes."
Submitted in the document are allegations at an attempt to solicit and coerce the city secretary into declaring a candidate ineligible for office.
When he didn't comply the document says he was fired.
Then when she hired a new city secretary she authorized and set the new salary without authorization from the city of Rio Bravo's governing body using Rio Bravo funds.
Under the Texas local government code section 141.003 only the governing body of Rio Bravo can authorize salary not the mayor.
Finally the sworn allegations relating to the possible scheme by the mayor to purchase votes using Rio Bravo funds to one or more residents in exchange for resident's vote.
Manuel Arnero a Rio Bravo citizen says Rio Bravo needs a change. "we want to have a new administration"
Mayor Nora Rivera could not be reached at her office or her personal phone.