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If you had the ability as a non-citizen to effect the balance of power by voting, without the danger of getting caught, would you? And if you did would you risk going to jail and vote again, and again, and again?

That bizarre real life scenario is apparently what took place when a Texas woman and non-citizen decided to vote illegally, not once, not twice, but five times in Dallas County.

Rosa Maria Ortega, 35, is presently a resident of the Tarrant County Jail, where she is being held on a $10,000 bond, according to the Dallas-Fort Worth NBC affiliate Channel 5 News, which reported the bizarre incident

Ortega who is married to an American, and therefore legally permitted to reside in the country, however cannot vote, decided to apply to vote and acknowledged on the application form that she was not a citizen, and thus her application was rejected, because she was not “a U.S. Citizen”.

However Ortega re-applied 5-months later, this time claiming to be a U.S. citizen.

Records indicate that she voted five times in neighboring Dallas County the earliest in a 2004 in a Republican primary and the latest in the 2014, again within a Republican primary.

Ortega is charged with illegal voting which is a second degree felony, and punishable by a two to 20 year prison sentence.

Source: BPR

 

 

 

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