Illegal Pays Price For Voting In Elections

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Stand by for more “protest” riots, following the conviction and sentencing of an Illegal Alien for election fraud. Rosa Maria Ortega, 37 has been found guilty and sentenced to serve eight years in prison for repeatedly committing voter fraud. Ms. Ortega was found guilty on Wednesday of falsely claiming to be an American citizen and voting in at least five times. 

Ms. Ortega is in fact, a citizen of Mexico that has been living in the United States illegally for several decades. Following her conviction, the jury sentenced her, on Thursday, to the lengthy prison term and assessed a fine of $5,000.

Ortega was also found to have tried to register to vote twice in Tarrant County according to The Dallas News reported Ortega also voted in November 2012 and May 2014.  Fox 4 News, reported that it was when Ortega attempted to register in Tarrant county that her identity came into question. 

Election officials told the court that she had voted in five elections in Dallas before her registration was canceled in April 2015. In a twist of irony, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton – for whom Ortega claims she voted in 2014 – assisted in the prosecution. Following the trial, Paxton told reporters: “This case shows how serious Texas is about keeping its elections secure, and the outcome sends a message that violators of the state’s election law will be prosecuted to the fullest.”

According to court records, Ortega was born in Monterrey, Mexico and smuggled into the U.S. by her mother, also an illegal, as an infant. According to Ortega, about a decade later, her mother was caught and deported. But Ortega became a permanent resident.

When Ms. Ortega testified, she said she didn’t understand the differences between the rights citizens were bestowed with, and the rights “given” to illegal aliens. “My mom just used us to get (food) stamps. She never gave us love or guidance. She got deported,” Ortega said, according to Fox 4.

“All my life since I worked, I always on my knowledge thought I was a U.S. citizen because I never knew the difference of U.S. citizen and U.S. resident. And the point is if I knew, everything would’ve been the correct way.”

However, State Prosecutors showed that Ortega had known that she was not a citizen. The state produced her drivers license application where she had checked a box indicating she was not a citizen. Then the Dallas County election administrator testified that Ortega had filled out a voter application and checked that she was a citizen in 2015.

Ms. Ortega is likely to be deported following completion of her sentence according to her lawyer Clark Birdsall. “She’ll do eight years in a Texas prison,” he told the Times. “And then she’ll be deported, and wake up blinking and scratching in a country she doesn’t know.”

That is what is known as justice delayed. The People of the United States and the State of Texas are going to give her a chance to get back in touch with her real “Roots”.

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Richard is a freelance Journalist, who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. After his discharge he worked in Law Enforcement and Corrections for several years and was a member of SWAT before earning a degree in Computer Science. He was a consultant to government agencies including DEA, FBI, NRC, DOD and NASA. In the 90's he received a Business Management Degree and became a Consulting Analyst to several Fortune 100 companies. Later he taught G.E.D at Florida State Prison. He is married and has several grandchildren and great grandchildren. You can follow Richard on UniversalFreePress.com