September 9, 2014 - 2:18 pm
A Las Vegas woman pleaded guilty to two felony counts of voter registration fraud and identify theft, the Nevada secretary of state’s office announced Tuesday.
Biqui Parra-Rodriguez was arrested in July on allegations of registering to vote twice under a false name. She pleaded guilty to violating voter registration laws and possession or sale of a document or ID information to establish a false identity.
Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 14 in Clark County District Court.
Secretary of State Ross Miller said the case sends a message that Nevada won’t stand for voter fraud.
“Nevadans, and all Americans should feel confident that their vote counts, and that attempts to vote by those who aren’t qualified will not be tolerated,” Miller said in a statement. “Voter registration fraud is not widespread, in part because we have safeguards to catch the few who attempt it.”
The legal case was handled by the Nevada attorney general’s office.
Parra-Rodriguez obtained personal identifying information of Mary Lou Aguirre and fraudulently registered to vote twice under a false name, according to the criminal complaint. On Oct, 18, 2011, she used the personal identifying information to register to vote at the East Sahara Avenue location of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. On Aug. 16, 2012, she falsely gave her name as Mary Lou Aguirre on a voter registration application in Clark County.
The secretary of state’s office said Rodriquez registered both as a Republican and as a Democrat.
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