The Specialized Prosecutor’s Office in Attention to Electoral Crimes in Coahuila announced that in what has elapsed in the electoral process in the State, 25 investigation files have been initiated for electoral crimes.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, these types of criminal acts that have been reported, deal with cases in which an attempt has been made to coerce the vote, gift of pantries, as well as, there are other cases of suspicion of material that would be given away for election day.
The specialized prosecutor, Esteban Sánchez, announced that there are 46 other reports that have not been able to classify for the beginning of a folder, as they do not have enough elements; however, the indications have been made.
On the cases that have resulted in folders, Sánchez reported that these are in the verification procedure, to confirm whether the acts had an electoral purpose or not.
“Progress is being made in the investigations, we are not limited by the electoral times, but by the pre-registration of the criminal action”, he stated.
In that sense, Sánchez reported that the Law on Electoral Crimes It has criminal penalties for those who have committed the crimes, which can range from repairing the damage, up to three months to three years in prison.
During the first half of May, the State Attorney General, Gerardo Márquez Guevara, announced that up to that moment a total of 16 complaints of this type had been registered.
In this sense, the same prosecutor explained that, however, the situation would have to be analyzed, since there are cases where the complaints have been due to threatening situations.
Coahuila, among the least violent
Coahuila is one of the states that has registered the least violence during electoral campaigns, according to a study by consultants Etellekt e Integralia.
According to Integralia, from September to the end of April, there have been three victims of violent acts linked to politics. Coahuila It is one of the six entities that have not registered fatalities. For its part, Etellekt counts in the entity the murder of a public servant without militancy or political aspiration.
Integralia reported 169 incidents of political violence, where there were 210 victims, of which 143 were murdered.
Given this, the Secretariat of Governorate he accepted Thursday that there has been a spike in violence.