Eight Years in Prison for Voting Illegally Is a Gross Injustice

We all must respect the sanctity of the right to vote.To that end, we have no bone to pick with the criminal justice system holding anyone accountable for voting illegally, whether the person cast a fraudulent ballot mistakenly or deliberately.But we do take issue with the way the Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are treating Rosa Maria Ortega. She was sentenced last week to eight years in prison and fined $5,000 on each of two counts of illegal voting.This is an embarrassing and costly miscarriage of justice. It shouldn't be allowed to stand.  Continue reading...

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