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Accused Illegal Voter Was "Confused" Says Attorney

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FORT WORTH (KRLD-AM) - The Tarrant County District Attorney and the Texas Attorney General say the indictment of a Grand Prairie woman proves there are non-citizens voting in U-S elections. However, it appears the woman is a member of their own party.

The attorney for Rosa Ortega says she has legally been in the country for more than a dozen years.

Domingo Garcia says when Ortega had a child she applied for assistance under the Women Infants and Children program. That's when Garcia says she was handed a voter registration form and told to fill it out. Garcia says Ortega was confused by it all and if she had known better, she would never have voted.

In fact she voted in the Republican primary because she's actually a conservative and evangelical woman. And she didn't know anything about what she was doing was improper until afterwards." Said Garcia.

He is accusing prosecutors and Attorney General Ken Paxton of trying use Ortega to prove there's a problem where one doesn't exist.

A news release from the Tarrant County District Attorney says the indictment proves there is voter fraud in Texas. The news release was issued jointly with Paxton.

A Tarrant County Grand Jury accuses Ortega of casting ballots in the November 6, 2012 election and the May 27 2014 primary election.

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