Mexican National Caught Illegally Voting Five Times In Texas

Mexican National Caught Illegally Voting Five Times In Texas

DALLAS COUNTY, TX (NBC 5 News) – A Grand Prairie woman who is not an American citizen was arrested Friday on charges she voted illegally in Dallas County, prosecutors said.

Rosa Maria Ortega, 35, was booked into the Tarrant County Jail and was being held on $10,000 bond.

Ortega is married to an American and is living legally in this country, but is not a citizen and therefore, not qualified to vote, said Harry White, who supervises public integrity and white collar crime investigations for the Tarrant County District Attorney.

Ortega applied to vote in Tarrant County and acknowledged on the application form that she was not a citizen, White said. The county rejected her application and notified her she was not qualified to vote.

But five months later, she applied again and this time claimed she was a citizen, White said.

Ortega never did vote in Tarrant County, but investigators learned she had voted in Dallas County, he said.

Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole said records showed that Ortega had voted a total of five times.

The first was in the Republican primary in 2004 and the most recent was the Republican primary runoff in May 2014, Pippins-Poole said.

Illegal voting is a 2nd-degree felony, punishable by two to 20 years in prison.

The investigation was conducted by the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office and the Texas Attorney General’s office.

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  1. I have dual nationality USA and British I am horrified by this crazed injustice. Your own president admits to not paying taxes but that’s OK ; his wife admits to working illegally as an immigrant that is OK too?! I read about a serious rape case on a college campus and the man was let off because it could have ruined his sports career?!

    This woman must have committed the crime in innocence because she argued that she had the right to vote, if she hadn’t done that she wouldn’t have been caught. She is poorly educated and has learning difficulties. Despite this she works, brings up her children and has taken civic pride, be it misguidedly, voting Republican!

    Republicans who deny they are racist but must be because of their double standards as illustrated above seem to hate this woman. The bile and ignorance is heartbreaking to read. A mother of four children inspires less sympathy then a rapist, who might have his sports career ruined, if convicted. Even if the woman was guilty surely she has the moral high ground on clemency?

    God! The only good thing i about this, is that I voted to Remain in Europe. I have never cared much for Americans, they seem phoney stupid and to tough and selfish. I love the beauty and civilisation of Europe. I do not want to become the 51st state of the USA which is what we Remainers believe will happen when we leave Europe.

    So whilst your country continues with it’s stupid, ugly unnecessarily cruel, practices it is forcing many Leavers to change their minds. Soon hopefully we will get away from the USA and back with Europe. I meanwhile along with several of my dual national friends wonder maybe I should get rid of my USA passport?

    Who but a sick person could feel any affinity with the USA?

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