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Trump supporter in Iowa arrested over allegation she voted twice

A Donald Trump supporter in Iowa was arrested Thursday over charges she voted twice in the presidential election. Terri Lynn Rote, a 55-year-old from Des Moines, Iowa, reportedly cast one early voting ballot at the Polk County Election Office and a second at a county satellite voting location in Des Moines. Rote said her decision to vote in Des Moines was a "spur-of-the-moment thing." "I don't know what came over me," she said, per The Washington Post.

Rote has been charged with first-degree election misconduct, a "Class D felony" under Iowa state law, The Des Moines Register reported. She was released Friday after she posted a $5,000 bond. Her hearing is slated for Nov. 7, one day before Election Day.

The Polk County Auditor's Office is investigating two other cases of possible voter fraud, though arrests have not been made in either case.

In recent weeks, Trump has repeatedly claimed the election is "rigged" against him.