Des Moines police charge woman with election misconduct

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police have charged a woman with election misconduct 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.

She was booked into the Polk County Jail and released after posting a bond.

Polk County Attorney John Sarcone says it one of the few examples he’s seen of alleged voter fraud in his more than 25 years as a prosecutor.

Rote doesn’t have a listed number so couldn’t be reached to comment on the charge.

A preliminary hearing for Rote is set for Nov. 7.

Rote is registered as a Republican.

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