Hervis Rogers who was hailed as a national hero by the Democrats after he waited several hours in order to cast a ballot in last year’s presidential primary, was charged with illegal voting earlier this week.
In March 2020, TuskerDaily reported on how the Democrats and their fake news media cohorts were going ga-ga over Rogers, a Texas man who waited for 7-hours to vote on Super Tuesday.
“I wanted to get my vote in, voice my opinion. I wasn’t going to let anything stop me, so I waited it out,” Rogers told an ABC affiliate last year, finally casting his ballot at 1:30 a.m. after waiting for six hours to vote at Southern Texas University.
Democrats Hervis Rodgers Tweets Didn’t Age Well
A seven-hour wait to vote is a poll tax.
We need to restore the Voting Rights Act and stop Republican elected officials from shutting down polling sites. https://t.co/qbGZRUctJM
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 4, 2020
This is unacceptable—and a result of continued GOP attacks on the voting rights of American citizens
The House has passed H.R. 4 which would restore critical protections to end #VoterSuppression
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 4, 2020
In our March 2020, article TuskerDaily we asked the question that the Dems and Media conveniently forgot.
Hervis Rogers…What About Your Felony Conviction?
In our March 2020 article, we reported that since Hervis Rogers was still on parole for his buglary conviction, he wasn’t eligible to vote under Texas state law.
And shockingly, NOT shockingly, yesterday Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stated that Rodgers was arrested because he voted while on parole for a 1995 conviction for burglary.
In Texas, it is illegal for those convicted of a felony to vote in an election until their sentence is completed, including probation and parole. Rogers’ parole began in 2004 and expired in June 2020.
The Texan documented that the Texas Department of Public Safety records show Hervis Rogers is on parole for a 1995 second-degree felony offense conviction for burglary — and that under Texas Election Law (Sec. 11.002):
A convicted felon can’t vote until the individual’s sentence has been “fully discharged“… including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court.”
The Texan reported that Rogers’ parole doesn’t end until June 13, 2020 — and yet he had a Harris County voter registration card when he arrived at the polling location Tuesday.
The outlet said that while the Harris County Clerk’s office administers elections, the office of Ann Harris Bennett (D) — the county’s Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar — is responsible for verification of eligible voter registrations.
The Harris County Voter Registrar’s office on Friday told TheBlaze that “Rogers registered to vote in 2016 under another administration” and that an “office investigation” found exactly what the Texan found: Rogers “is not eligible to register to vote until his parole expires on June 13, 2020.”
The Voter Registrar’s office added to TheBlaze that “a challenge notification will be issued to Rogers requiring him to submit evidence of eligibility within 30 days. The registration will be canceled if Rogers does not supply such evidence within that 30-day period.”
Hervis Rogers Just Another Democrat Felon
“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. Our laws should not intimidate people from voting by increasing the risk of prosecution for, at worst, innocent mistakes.”