fraudI have always thought that all this talk of voter fraud was just a smoke screen set up by republicans to use as an excuse to suppress the vote of minorities. I thought this because I thought that they had to know that by all objective measures  there are something like approximately 31 incidents of real voter fraud out of every billion ballots cast.

This voter fraud meme has been one of the linchpins of the trump campaign, and he has been particularly vocal about “the blacks” voting in places like Philadelphia. (And this guy is not a racist? Please!) Anyway, now that he is only down by one point in the polls (Thank you Mr FBI man) maybe he will stop with all the cheating and rigged election talk.

It just so happens that I was thinking about all this voter fraud talk when I read the following story:

“A woman in Iowa was arrested this week on suspicion of voting twice in the general election, court and police records show.

Terri Lynn Rote, a 55-year-old Des Moines resident, was booked Thursday on a first-degree charge of election misconduct, according to Polk County Jail records. The charge is considered a Class D felony under Iowa state law.

Rote was released Friday after posting $5,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7.

The Des Moines Register reported that Rote is a registered Republican who cast two ballots in the general election: an early-voting ballot at the Polk County Election Office and another at a county satellite voting location, according to police records.

Rote hadn’t planned on voting twice but said it was “a spur-of-the-moment thing” when she walked by the satellite voting location, she told The Washington Post in a phone interview Saturday.
“I don’t know what came over me,” Rote said.

She added she has been a supporter of Donald Trump since early in his campaign, after Republican candidate Mike Huckabee dropped out of the primary race.

Rote told Iowa Public Radio that she cast her first ballot for Trump but feared it would be changed to a vote for Hillary Clinton.

‘The polls are rigged,’ Rote told the radio station.

Leigh Munsil, an editor for the Blaze, noted on Twitter that Rote was the same woman who had caucused for Trump earlier this year.”[Source]

Oh my! You mean a White woman in Iowa— who happens to be a trump supporter— was actually caught committing voter fraud? Well color me shocked. *sarcasm off*

Terri Lynn Rote is a long ways from one of those urban areas Donald likes to talk about. Maybe Donald is on to something. We were probably just looking in the wrong place to find what he was talking about.

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