A federal judge rebuked North Carolina election officials who allowed a woman with a permanent residence card to vote in three elections.
Hyo Suk George had lived legally in the country for nearly two decades before a church advisor motivated her to vote, according to the newspaper The News & Observer. The Korean immigrant registered in the county of Columbus with the driving license, the social security number and the "green card". George voted in 2008, 2010 and 2016.
On Thursday, US District Judge Terrence Boyle said the Whiteville election commission should not accept a green card as proof of eligibility for voting. Those who have a "green card" are not US citizens.
George, 70, may have spent time in prison for illegally voting, but Boyle left him with a $ 100 fine.