Noncitizen Sentenced to 8 Years for Illegal Voting
Ortega was found guilty Wednesday on two counts of voter fraud after having falsely claimed to be a US citizen and voting at least five times between 2012 and 2014. Her lawyer says she voted for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012, as well as Paxton, the Republican attorney general prosecuting her, in 2014. The allegations against her were that she improperly cast a ballot five times between 2005 and 2014.
He points out his niece has spent nearly her entire life in the U.S. Her attorney said she has a learning disability and was confused about the difference between being a citizen and a legal resident, so she thought she was allowed to vote.
Ken Paxton, Texas' attorney general, praises Ortega's conviction, saying it shows his state is serious about keeping elections secure. "Safeguarding the integrity of our elections is essential to preserving our democracy".
President Trump has made baseless claims that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton because 3 to 5 million people illegally voted for her. She also said, "All my life I was taught I was a US citizen", even though she marked her driver's license to indicate that she was not a citizen.
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The issue for Ortega was simple: people with "permanent resident" status are not permitted to vote in national, state, or local elections that require citizenship to cast a ballot.
"She doesn't know. She's got this [green] card that says "resident" on it, so she doesn't mark that she's not a citizen", Birdsall said.
Sam Jordan, a spokeswoman for Wilson, said the decision to prosecute had "absolutely nothing" to do with immigration.
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As the Times noted in 2016, Republicans across the country have occasionally dropped the pretense that fraud is a criminal problem to admit restrictions on voting rights help their party win elections.
However, the Dallas County election administrator said Ortega had filled out a voter application and checked that she was a citizen in 2015.
Republican politicians have been focused on voter fraud as a hot-button issue for most of the last decade. She then tried to register to vote in another county, but election officials there rejected her application after she admitted she was a non-citizen. Does she consider voter rights important?
"She'll do eight years in a Texas prison", he told the Times.
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"You're more likely to get struck by lightning in Texas than to find any kind of voter fraud", Sen. He plans to start an online crowdfunding page for Ortega, a single mother of four children ages 13 to 16.
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