Robstown resident pleads guilty to unlawfully assisting a voter

Posted at 4:06 PM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 17:06:19-04

A Robstown woman who committed voter fraud will be spending part of the summer in jail.

76-year old Rosita Torres Flores pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawfully assisting a voter. Specifically, Flores obtained a mail-in ballot from an elderly voter and used it to vote in the 2016 election without the voter’s permission.

In exchange for her guilty plea, Flores was sentenced to a year and a half probation. She will also have to spend 10 consecutive Saturdays in jail.    

Her arrest comes after a six news investigation into fraud allegations in 2016.     

Flores was seen on video helping people vote at the city hall polling site.

In that surveillance video, 46-year old Robert Gonzalez who was a candidate for the Robstown utility board was also seen helping people vote in the election which he won.

76-year old Rosita Torres Flores 46-year old Robert Gonzalez and 56-year old Cynthia Kay Gonzalez were all indicted on voter fraud charges.

Robert and Cynthia’s case has yet to go to trial.