DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police have charged a woman with election misconduct, a Class D felony, after officials reported she voted twice.
Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek says officers charged 55-year-old Terri Rote with first-degree election misconduct on Thursday after being notified by elections officials that she had submitted two absentee ballots.
According to an Iowa Public Radio report, Rote voted two times for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“I wasn’t planning on doing it twice, it was spur of the moment,” Rote said in an interview with the radio station before she added an oft-repeated lineon the Trump campaign trail: “The polls are rigged.”
She was booked into the Polk County Jail and released after posting a $5,000 bond.
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