Man Claiming To Work For Trump Voted Twice To ‘Test The System,’ Was Arrested

A man in Fort Bend, Texas was arrested Tuesday for trying to vote twice, Click2Houston reported. The 62-year old man, Phillip Cook, had already voted early last week, but returned to his polling site again Tuesday, officials said. When the poll workers saw his name on the voter rolls as having voted already, he said he was trying to vote to “test the system,” according to the report.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office confirmed the arrest on Twitter, where they said the man claimed to work for Donald Trump.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

TPM Staff
Latest Livewire
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: