Jury selection began this morning in the case of a Robstown man accused of voter fraud.
He is 47-year-old Robert Gonzalez.
He rejected two plea deal offers just before jury selection began in San Patricio County.
Gonzalez is accused of illegally viewing someone’s secret vote and then telling someone else how that person voted in a 2016 Nueces County election, for the Robstown Utility Board.
In Texas someone’s vote is considered secret information and divulging someone’s vote without their permission is considered a felony offense,
He won a seat on the Robstown Utility Board in that election.
Two other people, 77-year-old Rosita Flores and 57-year-old Cynthia Kay Gonzalez, have pleaded guilty in similar voter fraud cases out of Robstown.
Gonzalez and Flores were sentenced to a year and a half of probation.
Flores also had to spend 10 consecutive Saturdays in jail.