Facing “eight counts of fraudulent voting, 10 counts of primary or enrollment violations,” and one count of fabricating evidence, former Connecticut state Rep. Christina Ayala (D-Bridgeport) pleaded guilty to two counts of providing a false statement – lying to state elections investigators – in exchange for a suspended one-year prison sentence.
Between 2009 and 2012, Ayala voted in various Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee elections, a municipal primary election and a state primary election in districts other than where she was living at the time, according an investigation by the State Elections Enforcement Commission. She voted in the general election in 2012 in a district where she did not reside.
Also as part of her plea bargain, Ayala agreed not to seek elective office again… for two years. Can Bridgeport voters expect an Ayala 2018 campaign? They should expect more voter fraud, when their elected officials are given slaps on the wrist for violating election laws multiple times.