Tarrant County District Attorney who pushed for harsh sentencing in Rosa Ortega illegal voting case may have some election irregularities of her own to explain.
Rosa Ortega was brought to the United States from Mexico as an infant and had lived and worked in the United States all of her adult life after being granted permanent residency and a green card. Although Ms. Ortega's status as a permanent resident entitles her to work, go to school, and even own property in the Unites States, and although America is the only home that she has ever known and she has paid taxes to the U.S treasury for all of her adult life, she had to find out the hard way that there is a fine line between "citizenship" and "permanent residency."
Unlike at least fifty percent of U.S. citizens, Ms. Ortega took enough interest in the future of our nation to get up off her couch and actually register to vote. She voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012 and also for Republican Texas attorney general Ken Paxton in 2012. After moving from Dallas to Tarrant County in 2015, she updated her voter registration information and that is when her troubles began.