Saturday, October 29, 2016

Des Moines, IA: Woman Voted Twice for Trump // Claimed Election is Rigged Against the GOP

Here is the other political story involving Iowa that's all over the news today. A Des Moines woman named Terri Rote was arrested and charged with Election Misconduct, which is a Class D Felony, after evidence was found that she voted twice for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

This is particularly juicy because Trump has been complaining for weeks that the election process has been rigged and that voter fraud is rampant, which it's not.

A quick glance at her Facebook page shows that Rote is a huge Trump fan. She caucused for him. She has bragged about trolling "Clinton/Kaine" FB pages. She called Hillary Clinton "Killary." She has posted several racist anti-BLM posts in the recent past. She posts many anti-Clinton conspiracy posts. And she's posted many pro-Trump posts over the past year. So it's not a stretch to assume that she's a Trump voter.

And she says as much, according to Iowa Public Radio:
Terri Rote says she was afraid her first ballot for Trump would be changed to a vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. 

"I wasn't planning on doing it twice, it was spur of the moment," says Rote. "The polls are rigged."
The Polk County Auditor's office noted the double-voting right away and notified the police. Rote faces $10,000 in fines and up to five years in prison if she is convicted. My hunch is that The Polk County Attorney will come up with a plea deal that results in probation, minimal fine, and the loss of her voting rights.

It's worth noting that Rote's first Trump vote still counts, but not the second vote (obviously).

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