Two women in eastern Iowa have been arrested and charged with election misconduct.
Twenty-one-year-old Mayra Alejandra Lopez Morales of Muscatine voted last year and 49-year-old Sylvia Rada of Muscatine cast an absentee ballot in the November, 2012 election. Investigators say neither woman is an American citizen and, therefore, neither was eligible to vote. Both have been charged with a class D felony and could be sentenced to up to five years in prison and fined as much as $7,500.
The cases are part of the Iowa Secretary of State’s ongoing election fraud investigation.