Trump won the electoral vote but lost the popular vote to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million votes.
Cries of "voter fraud" have found their champion in President Donald Trump, who is openly spreading the lie that 3 to 5 million undocumented immigrants cast illegal votes in the November 8 election.
Ortega's lawyer said that she will likely be deported after she completes her prison sentence. "So it's not fair", Rosa's uncle, Felipe Ortega said. "She got deported", she said.
Clark Birdsall, Ortega's attorney, said that she didn't vote in the 2016 presidential election. "If she had taken no for an answer, all of this would have been swept away".
Ortega, 37, is a Mexican national who has lived around Dallas since she was 15, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
As reported by the New York Times, Ortega's lawyer backed her claim and pointed to what he views as inconsistencies in the law. She then tried to register to vote in another county, but election officials there rejected her application after she admitted she was a non-citizen. He said she voted Republican, including for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose office helped prosecute her.
After all, as Gov. Greg Abbott himself pointed out in 2013 - and as Politifact recently noted - between 2002 and 2012, when he was in the attorney general gig, there were only 18 voter fraud convictions even though Texans cast millions of ballots during that period.
Her attorney said that Ortega, a single mother of four teenagers who was brought to the US from Mexico as an infant, will likely be deported after serving her sentence, as she will be a convicted felon. "She was trying to make more serious decisions about our country than the 50% of people who didn't bother to vote in the last election". "The fact that she got eight years is off the rails".
Birdsall claimed he and Paxton had an agreement where he'd dismiss the felonies in exchange for Ortega accompanying him to the state legislature and speaking in favor of changing voting procedures, but the resolution was killed.
But research has shown that in-person fraud at the polls is extremely rare, and critics of these restrictions warn that they will hurt mostly poor people, minorities and students - all of whom tend to vote Democratic - as well as the elderly. Birdsall, a former public integrity prosecutor in Dallas County, said he never filed a voter fraud charge in five years. Birdsall recalled one case where a Houston-area group was sentenced to three years in prison after they listed a hotel as their residence in order to change the outcome of a local election.
"It was the 800lb gorilla sitting in the jury box", Birdsall said. He said Ortega, who only obtained a sixth-grade education, did not intend to commit a crime. "The timing of this was the ideal storm".
In late January of this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the wall would cost $12 to 15 billion. The steep price increase is in part explained by the time and cost of acquiring private land to complete the project.
The recent projectile used by North Korea did not reach Japan's economic zone, but travelled for around 500km (300 miles). It isn't clear whether North Korea has the ability yet to put a nuclear warhead on its intermediate-range missiles.
Separately, Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz escaped uninjured from an eight-car collision in January. She's undergoing routine tests", said government spokesman Rafal Bochenek, quoted by public radio IAR.
Trump recently said it is likely that Mexico will reimburse the United States for the wall in order to speed up construction. Many dressed in white, and some carried Mexican flags as a sign of unity, while this woman brought a Trump piñata.
France relied on the boot of Camille Lopez as they laboured to a 22-16 home win against Scotland in the Six Nations on Sunday. Replacement Ali Price gave away a penalty just two minutes after coming on, but Lopez couldn't convert, nailing the post.
Suarez's hustle helped double the advantage in the 40th when goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco swatted a ball off Suarez's head. But Real Madrid has a game today against Osasuna later, so they will win that game again hold their 1st spot for sure.
United flight 455 from Austin, Texas to San Francisco got off to a unusual start Saturday afternoon when the captain was late. After a two hour delay waiting for the replacement pilot, Reiss confirmed that they were departing for San Francisco.
He was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the 65th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft but didn't make the team's Week 1 roster. Firefighters continued their attack on the fire and as the blaze was brought under the control, the roof of the home collapsed.
Another stands with Planned Parenthood because, "There is no racial & economic justice without reproductive justice". The majority of the money comes by way of reimbursement for services the centers provide to Medicaid patients.
But when the US began looking at a similar deal with Mexico , Canada scrambled to be at the table, and NAFTA was the result. And we've entered into ground-breaking economic partnerships that have created good jobs for both of our peoples.
As far as nominations go, Beyonce leads the pack this year with nine including "Album Of The Year" and "Song Of The Year". Music's annual biggest event will happen tomorrow at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will air at 8 p.m.in CBS .
Zverev brothers clean up in Montpellier
Dimitrov gave another indication that he is ready to make further strides this season by beating David Goffin 7-5 6-4. Montpellier is the second career ATP title for Zverev who is projected to rise inside the ATP top 20 next week.
Sean Dyche: 'Burnley are still work in progress'
I'm scoring when I have the chance and that's good for me and for the team. "We must be disappointed to take only one point". Defender Michael Keane believes Sunday's clash with Chelsea is the ideal test for Burnley and their strong home record .
Valve is making it easier to publish games with Steam Direct
We do not know what the fee will be on Steam Direct, with some people saying it should just be $100 like Steam Greenlight was. The fee goes to charity allowing any developer to put in as many games as they want to be voted on by the community.
'Catastrophic' fire danger looms in NSW
As of about 1pm today over 1000 firefighters were battling 76 bushfires across NSW, 26 of which were not contained. He said cooler conditions would help the firefighting effort on Monday. "It is without precedent in NSW".
Donald Trump, Xi Jinping Talk Over Phone, Finally
Trump was responding to message of felicitation sent by the Chinese leader on his assumption of the office of the US President. But, for now at least, the American government will recognize one, and only one, government of China, and its President Xi.