April 20, 2021

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Wanda Vázquez denies having promised televisions to inmates in exchange for votes


Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced denied having promised televisions and benefits of visits to inmates in exchange for votes in her favor in the primaries of the New Progressive Party (PNP).

In a interview with Telemundo , the president expressed surprise with said allegations that she classified as false and of which, she assured, she was not aware. "The Puerto Rican people should not be carried away by these incidents that come out at the last minute in the spirit of confusing them," said the governor and PNP candidate.

Earlier, an act revealed by journalist Jay Fonseca pointed out that several inmates They were forced to participate in the PNP and pressured to give their votes to Wanda Vázquez, Yanitisia Irizarry and Senator Héctor Martínez, with the promise of receiving televisions and visiting benefits.

The irregularities found in the document allegedly occurred in the Guerrero prison Aguadilla, where some 86 prisoners voted. The act details that several people who were not about to vote were forced to do so, and some who wanted to participate in the primary of the Popular Democratic Party were forced to vote for the PNP. In addition, the lack of ballots was noted.

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