Donald Trump’s claim that he would have won the popular vote but for the millions of people who voted illegally finally got some legs last week. Yep, Texas found someone who voted illegally – but not in 2016. Rosa Maria Ortega was convicted in Fort Worth last week on two felony counts of illegal voting over allegations that she improperly cast a ballot five times between 2005 and 2014. Ortega was a legal permanent resident who was brought to the U.S. as a baby and mistakenly thought she was eligible to vote. And she foolishly voted Republican, including for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose office helped prosecute her. That’s gratitude for you.
Ortega received a harsh sentence of 8 years – likely due to the hubbub caused by Trump with his claims of widespread voter fraud. Ortega has been in the U.S. since infancy and has four teenage children. Since this is a felony conviction, Ortega will likely be deported after serving her sentence. Another example of the pro-family policies of the GOP.
Red is just waiting for the 4,999,999 other cases of illegal voting that would establish Trump could have easily won the popular vote – but he is not holding his breath.