An illegal alien learned the hard way this week that voting in elections illegally will no longer be tolerated in Donald Trump’s America.
Fox News reported that Rosa Maria Ortega, 37, was sentenced to eight years in prison last Wednesday after she was found guilty on two counts of illegal voting after she falsely claimed to be a United States citizen and voted at least five times between 2012 and 2014. She will also have to pay a $5,000 fine.
The illegal immigrant from Monterrey, Mexico reportedly voted in the November 2012 election and May 2014 GOP primary runoff in Dallas County. She ended up voting in five elections in Dallas before her registration was canceled in April 2015.
Ortega was caught when she tried and failed to register to vote twice in Tarrant County. Ironically, she once voted for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who assisted in her prosecution.
“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,” he said.
Ortega claimed that she didn’t understand the differences between the rights granted to citizens and the rights granted to legal residents.
“My mom just used us to get stamps. She never gave us love or guidance. She got deported,” she said. “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.”
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