HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Texas Woman Sentenced to ...

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:10 PM

Texas Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Voter Fraud Loses Bid for New Trial

Source: NY Times

A judge who sentenced a Texas woman to five years in prison for voting illegally because she was a felon on probation turned down on Monday the woman’s bid for a new trial.

“Prison is a lot closer for her today,” Alison Grinter, a lawyer for the woman, Crystal Mason, 43, said on Tuesday, noting that her client would appeal the decision to a higher court.

Sharen Wilson, the Tarrant County district attorney, declined to comment.

Ms. Mason was convicted of illegal voting in a one-day trial held March 28 before Judge Ruben Gonzalez, a state district court judge who sentenced her that day to five years in prison. She has been free on bond pending appeal.

Read more: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/us/texas-woman-voter-fraud.html



Not only is this conviction absurd, this sentencing of 5 years is indboggling absurd!

7 replies, 1021 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply Texas Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Voter Fraud Loses Bid for New Trial (Original post)
laserhaas Jun 2018 OP
Downtown Hound Jun 2018 #1
onit2day Jun 2018 #2
bucolic_frolic Jun 2018 #3
marshall Jun 2018 #6
VMA131Marine Jun 2018 #4
Doreen Jun 2018 #5
laserhaas Jun 2018 #7

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:16 PM

1. 5 years is grossly excessive. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:18 PM

2. Must have voted for democrats

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:19 PM

3. The punishment should fit the crime

not sure they've hit the sweet spot here

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:54 PM

6. I think it is also tied to her original crime

She was on probation for another conviction.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:19 PM

4. This is the kind of thing that a $100 fine and 25 hours of community service would be perfect for.

5 years is ridiculous.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:24 PM

5. She must have also voted for Hillary.

As far as Repukes are concerned that is the worst crime immediately after being a woman who is black.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:44 PM

7. Every state has different laws & rules on felon voting rights.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread