A Texas man arrested on suspicion of voting fraud said he worked for Trump and was testing the system

A Texas man arrested on suspicion of voting fraud said he worked for Trump and was testing the system

Jaweed Kaleem

There was little evidence of major voting fraud Tuesday, but a Texas county near Houston reported arresting a man on suspicion attempted fraud, adding to a handful of fraud-related arrests around the country in recent weeks.

According to the Sheriff’s Office in Fort Bend County, the man claimed to be testing the system.

“What’s interesting is that he said he was working for [Donald] Trump,” said Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls.

Nehls named the man as Phillip Cook Jr., 62, of Richmond, Texas, and said he was unable to confirm whether Cook really worked for Republican presidential candidate Trump or his campaign. Nehls said he did not have information on where Cook first voted but said the second attempt was at a Baptist church.

“This is the first time I’ve seen this as sheriff. You hear of things like this taking place around the country, but I had never seen it,” Nehls said. “I said that we better place him under arrest and book him into the jail because you start compromising the integrity of the election by attempting to vote twice and we are not going to have that.”

The sheriff did not say for whom Cook had voted.

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