At the time of the 2016 election, Mason was on probation after pleading guilty to defrauding the federal government in 2011.
"I was happy enough to come home and see my daughter graduate", she continued.
Mason said she didn't even want to vote, but was convinced by her mother to do so.
Additionally, having signed an affidavit to receive the provisional ballot, she said that she didn't even read the rules on the document closely because she was being assisted by an elected official and trusted them. "Why would she risk going back to prison for something that is not going to change her life?"
Texas law prohibits felons from voting until their full sentence, including supervised release, is served. She was living under community supervision on Election Day, and authorities including her probation officer hadn't told her that she was not legally allowed to vote. "My son is about to graduate", she told the prosecutor in court.
Almost 500,000 convicted felons in Texas were not allowed to vote in the 2016 election. She has said that she believes she was being targeted for prosecution because she voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump for president.
"I find it awesome that the government feels she made this up", St. John told the court.
Mason is now out of jail on an appellate bond that is pending outcome of an appeal, says St. John.
The distraught mother of two justified that she voted upon her mother's insistence and wasn't aware of the fact she couldn't vote. She reportedly told the judge at her sentencing hearing that she was given a provisional ballot when she went to her usual polling place and realized that her name wasn't on the voter roll, according to the Star-Telegram. In Texas, convicted felons can have their voting privileges restored after fully completing their sentences. Shew was prosecuted in the same county where a Mexican national last year was sentenced to eight years in prison over illegal voting.
Tarrant County District Attorney, Sharen Wilson, took a different stance, calling this a matter of personal responsibility.
The Kawhi Leonard-San Antonio Spurs saga has continued to unfold as the regular season slowly comes down to an end. He has only played in nine games after missing the first 27, and hasn't played since he was shut down in January.
In March a NY judge allowed the case to move forward but in September, the case was thrown out of court . I will be the first to admit I had completely forgotten Lindsay Lohan tried to sue Take-Two Interactive.
You can see credit card numbers, the ads you clicked, a list of IP addresses where you've logged into your Facebook account etc. Thankfully, there's a way to see exactly what Facebook has stored about you - by downloading a copy of your own Facebook data .
The Baltimore, Maryland-based company said it had contacted law enforcement and outside consultants after learning of the breach. It is believed that about 150 million accounts have been affected by the breach, BreakingNews.ie reports .
That question is are you a citizen or not? Supporters call it an effort to get an accurate count of the USA population. Additional criticism of the citizenship question came from attorneys general of 12 predominantly Democratic states.
The Bruins went ahead 2-0 on the power play at 19:34, a play that began with a Marchand faceoff win in the Tampa Bay zone. They are the first team to hold the top spot in the conference other than Tampa Bay since October 18.
Other Congress leaders such as Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kapil Sibal also hit out at the government over the paper leak case. He had on Thursday tweeted that the "exam leaks destroy the hopes and futures of millions of students".
The last time worldwide cricket was played at Karachi's National Stadium was in 2009, a Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. West Indies players presented with traditional Sindhi Ajrak upon arrival in Karachi . "I have been working on my bowling".
Singh has confirmed that he will fly to Iraq soon after the nod in a C-17 plane to bring back the mortal remains of 39 Indians. From Amritsar, Singh is expected to Patna, followed by Kolkata to hand over bodies to their relatives, official sources said.
On December 10, 2014, Yousafzai received Nobel Peace Prize with Indian children's rights and education advocate Kailash Satyarthi. Security was beefed up in Mingora, Yousafzai's hometown, but authorities wouldn't confirm whether she would be arriving there.
Sustained winds of 15-25 miles per hour are expected Saturday afternoon, along with gusts of 45-55 miles per hour at times. Today we can expect a mixture of sun and clouds with highs in the low 80s across the Wiregrass, with lows in the mid 60s.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice as Galaxy beat LAFC
In the first ever LA derby against LAFC, Ibrahimovic watched his new side fall 3-0 behind from the substitutes bench. But an own goal by a Galaxy player had compounded their problems as their hopes of levelling the game looked bleak.
Sloane Stephens slays Ostapenko for Miami title
When Ostapenko hooked a forehand at a sharp crosscourt angle on the next shot, it looked like the point would finally be hers. There's a fair gap between No. 10 and the top players; for example, she's more than 1,000 points behind No. 8 Venus Williams.
Taylor Swift joins songwriter at Nashville cafe
In November 2004, Big Machine Label Group's Scott Brochetta saw a 14-year-old Swift perform at the Bluebird for the first time . Swift turned her attention back to the Bluebird Cafe . "I wanted to say a big thank you to the Bluebird Cafe ".
Overwatch Uprising Event Returns April 10
Most importantly, we wonder what new cosmetics Blizzard will give us during this new event. So far, it's unclear if the event will be exactly the same as the previous year.
Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back
In body camera video, an officer is heard shouting the word "gun" repeatedly and opening fire nearly immediately. Police were responding to reports of someone breaking into vehicle windows on the night Clark was shot.
Naomi Campbell Meets Femi Otedola In Lagos
It tweeted that the president only toured the Eko Atlantic City as part of the activities marking his visit to the state. The excited model took to her Twitter handle and shared the pictures alleging that she was invited by President Buhari.
Man gets 340 years in prison for rape, torture
Commenting on Momberg‚ the magistrate said: "She's anxious and self doubting but has managed to cover this over the years". Momberg was found guilty on four counts of crimen injuria past year following her racist tirade in 2016.
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9
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'Cats track team takes second at meet
The CSC women's team was led by Ashlyn Hanson, senior of Seward, who won the hammer throw with a toss of 181 feet, 9 inches. In varsity events, Kataryess Griffin competed in the 100-meter dash, finishing sixth with a time of 11.66 seconds.