In a viral video, a supporter of President Donald Trump admitted to electoral fraud because, according to her own statements, she had twice tried to vote for Trump in the 2016 election.
The video was posted by The Good Liars, a comedy duo of Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, who regularly pose as Republicans to play pranks on high-profile personalities and Trump supporters.
In May 2020, in a video that was viewed more than 630,000 times on Twitter, 80,000 times on Instagram, and 190,000 times on TikTok at the time of writing, they interviewed a Trump supporter about voter fraud, who then admitted to having committed it herself in the 2016 election.
The Good Liars made the video available again late Wednesday night, saying “Hey @realDonaldTrump please RT! We have discovered voter fraud!” Trump has made unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 elections, which he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.
Hey @realDonaldTrump please RT! We have discovered election fraud! pic.twitter.com/TyxTBowzrD
– The Good Liars (@TheGoodLiars) November 12, 2020
When the video was first sent to Instagram in May, The Good Liars identified the woman in the video as Terri Lynn Rote, who was arrested while trying to vote for a second time in 2016.
In response to a comment from Instagram, who sarcastically said “Yes… It is not fake at all. These people are not acting,” the good liars replied, “They got us! She is NOT a real woman named Terri [Lynn] Rote, who was convicted of election fraud in Iowa for voting for Donald Trump twice in 2016. I can’t believe you found out!”
In 2017, Rote, who lives in Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced to two years probation and a $750 fine after being charged with twice trying to vote for Trump.
Rote told police that she submitted two absentee ballots because she believed Trump’s false claims that the 2016 election had been rigged and that her first ballot would be changed to vote for Hillary Clinton. She was arrested on October 21 when she tried to vote with the second ballot.
Now the Red Admission in The Good Liars video is being widely broadcast in social media.
In the video, Selvig says to Rote, “Election fraud is a real problem in this country,” whereupon the Trump supporter says, “Yes, I know. I know all about it.”
Selvig then asks them: “Have you ever experienced electoral fraud,” whereupon Rote admits: “Yes, I have. I did it.”
He asks the Trump supporter: “Have you ever committed electoral fraud? What have you done?” and she tells him that she “voted for Trump twice. Four years ago.”
When asked if she got into trouble, Rote says, “Yes, I’m still on probation for that. If I had voted for Hillary Clinton now, I would have won a gold medal.”
Selvig then says, “But you voted for Trump twice,” and Rote replies, “Yes, I did. Yes, I did. I learned the hard way not to do it.”
Stiefler asks her, “Did you wear a mustache or something?” and she explains, “No. In two different places. I went to a different place, at a different time when I chose. Once, maybe a few weeks later, I tried to vote in another place.”
Selvig then says, “I don’t know. I’m in something of a crisis because I honestly thought it was the limbs that were doing it.”
The Washington Post reported that there were only four cases of documented electoral fraud in the 2016 presidential election, including the case of Reds. Phillip Cook, a Texas man who falsely claimed to be a Trump’s campaign worker who was checking the security of the electoral system, was arrested on election day for voting twice.
Audrey Cook, a Republican election judge in Illinois, filled out and submitted her husband’s ballot, who died before he completed it.
Finally, Gladys Coego of Florida was hired to open absentee ballots and was caught filling out the ballot for the mayoral candidate, but there was no evidence that she changed any votes for the presidential candidate.