Texas man who waited seven hours at polls is charged with voting illegally | Texas | The Guardian

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in the Democratic primary at a polling station in Houston, Texas, last year.

The Texas attorney general, Ken Paxton, is reportedly bringing charges that allege Rogers voted while on parole for a 1995 conviction for burglary and intent to commit theft. In Texas, it is illegal for anyone convicted of a felony to vote until they complete their sentence, including probation and parole. Rogers’ parole began in 2004 and was set to expire in June 2020. The Texas primaries were held in March. Rogers cannot afford $100,000 bail and is being held in jail, said Thomas Buser-Clancy, an attorney with the Texas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which is helping represent Rogers.

Source: Texas man who waited seven hours at polls is charged with voting illegally | Texas | The Guardian

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