A woman was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for illegally voting in the 2016 presidential election.
Crystal Mason of Tarrant County, Texas, was fired for tax fraud under supervision when her mother insisted on casting her vote, the Star telegram reported
Convicted felons are not allowed to register to vote in Texas and voting rights can be restored after the sentence, including a supervised issue, has been completed.
The 43-year-old She had no idea that she was excluded from the election, and when her name was not on the list of registered voters, an election worker handed her a preliminary vote.
In this process, Mason signed an affidavit listing the conditions for the election
An election worker later worked on issues with her ballot, leading to an investigation, State Department spokeswoman Samantha Jordan told the Dallas Morning News.
Mason, who spent nearly three years in the federal jail for inflating returns as part of a tax consultancy business with her ex-husband, "possessed" her past misconduct and said she would never deliberately try the electoral laws to get around.
"I was happy enough Come home and watch my daughter graduate My son is about to graduate Why should I endanger that? Not to vote … I did not even want to vote ", she said.
Mason has renounced her right to a jury trial, while defender J. Warren has appealed to St. John.
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