Democrats keep telling us that voter fraud never happens but if that’s true, why do so many of them go to prison for it?
A Texas woman voted in the 2016 presidential election even though she was on parole from prison after she was jailed for fraud. Crystal Mason, 43, was in prison after she and her husband overinflated tax returns for their clients in order to increase their customer base.
She served three years in prison but then was paroled on unsupervised probation.
Mason appeared at her local voting station but was given a provisional ballot because she was not on the voter roll. She had to sign an affidavit that said she was a legal American citizen and not an ineligible felon, which she was at the time.
She claimed she didn’t bother to read it because a poll worker was helping her. I wonder why she would think the poll worker would know she was a felon.
At the end of the day, her story was not believable and she was given five years in prison.
Mason, who waived her right to a trial, said she didn’t read it carefully because the election official was helping her.
She also said that no one including the federal court, her supervision officer, the election workers or the sentencing judge in her fraud case had informed her that she couldn’t vote.
“I find it amazing that the government feels she made this up,” said J. Warren St. John, Mason’s attorney. “She was never told that she couldn’t vote, and she voted in good faith. Why would she risk going back to prison for something that is not going to change her life?”
Texas is in the middle of a crackdown on illegal voting and they need to document every case as they are sued over their voter ID law.