Texas man hailed as national hero arrested for illegal voting

[Ed. – Putting aside he’s crime, how does standing in line for several hours make one a national hero?]

A Texas man who was hailed as a national hero after he queued for several hours in order to cast a ballot in last year’s presidential primary, was charged with illegal voting earlier this week.

Hervis Rogers was arrested Wednesday in Houston, charged with two counts of illegal voting, according to a report on Houston Public Media. He is being held in jail, unable to pay bail set at $100,000.

“Mr. Rogers is being held in jail on an extremely high bail amount that he cannot afford for what amounts to simply attempting to fulfill his civic duty. This is not justice,” said ACLU of Texas legal director Andre Segura. “He faces potentially decades in jail.”…

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is alleging that Rogers voted while on parole for a 1995 conviction for burglary.

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