A Des Moines woman suspected of voting twice for the Republican presidential nominee was arrested last week. In her defense, she said: “The polls are rigged.”


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An Iowa woman was arrested last week on the suspicion of committing voter fraud by voting twice. 55-year-old Terri Rote of Des Moines is suspected of voting twice of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. 

The Des Moines Police Department stated that it received the information regarding Rote on October 24. In addition, the police department spokesperson said that Rote was sent to a local jail on Thursday for voter fraud. It is suspected that she voted for Trump on October 4th at a voting station in Polk County and then two weeks later at a different voting station.

On Friday, Rote was released on a $5,000 bond. If Rote is convicted, she could face up to 5 years in prison. “I wasn’t planning on doing it twice, it was spur of the moment,” she said. “The polls are rigged.”

“I think in the 25-plus years that I’ve been doing this job, this maybe the third [time] we’ve had some irregularity that’s resulted in a criminal charge,” said Polk County Attorney John Sarcone to a local radio station.