So Donald Trump’s warnings about almost non-existent voter fraud were right after all.
The only problem is that it was a Donald Trump supporter who committed voter fraud by voting twice.
Terri Lynn Rote, 55, was booked into jail Thursday on a felony charge of first-degree election misconduct after being arrested for suspicion of voting twice, according to the Des Moines Register.
Authorities say the registered Republican cast two electoral ballots in Polk County. She was held in jail on a $5,000 bond and released Friday.
Terri Rote caucused for Donald Trump:
— Leigh Munsil (@leighmunsil) February 1, 2016
This does make it pretty awkward for Republicans, especially Trump supporters who’ve been told to “monitor” areas where liberals and Democrats vote, which is actually called voter intimidation and is also against the law.
In fact, Donald Trump’s unfounded claims that the election is rigged got the Republican Party sued for voter intimidation. And now one of Trump’s own supporters is arrested over voter fraud.
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