UPDATE: Connecticut State Rep. Christina Ayala arrested on 19 voting fraud charges

Charges against the Bridgeport Democrat include eight felony counts of fraudulent voting:

 

State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges.  Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live, the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

 

The State Elections Enforcement Commission also recommended Ayala’s mother, Democratic Registrar of Voters Santa Ayala, be criminally prosecuted for election fraud, but no charges were filed against her as of Friday.