Sunday, 30 October 2016

Dangerous Demagogue

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The Independent reports that a Trump supporter in Iowa has been charged with election fraud after casting two votes in the American presidential election. 

Terri Rote tried to explain her behaviour away by claiming that "I don't know what came over me."

Which is nonsense, of course, because what 'came over' Terri is that she's been listening to Donald Trump making wild and bogus claims that the election is rigged against the Republican candidate.

In due course, an American court will throw out Terri Rote's risible claim that her first vote for Trump would somehow be counted as a vote for Hillary Clinton, whom she describes as "Satan" on Facebook by the way.

Democracy has its work cut out in dealing with a dangerous demagogue like Donald Trump, but that's what's a stake in America's 2016 presidential election.     

 


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/donald-trump-supporter-charged-voter-fraud-iowa-election-rigged-clinton-a7386886.html

Donald Trump supporter charged with voter fraud after casting two ballots and claiming election is 'rigged'

Iowa native Terri Rote said she decided to vote a second time because she feared her first vote for Trump would instead be counted for Hillary Clinton


By Tim Walker - The Independent


On her Facebook page, Terri Rote has described Hillary Clinton as 'Satan' and written derogatory posts about black people (Polk County Jail)

An Iowa woman charged with voter fraud has admitted to casting two ballots in the US presidential election, because she feared her vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump would be changed instead to a vote for Hillary Clinton.


Terri Lynn Rote, a 55-year-old registered Republican, was arrested by Des Moines police on Thursday after she reportedly cast an early ballot at the Polk County Election Office, and then voted again at a second location in Des Moines.