Sheriff: Man arrested in Texas for attempting to vote twice

Early voters stand by campaign signage as they wait in line at a voting location, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Dallas. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is again raising the possibility of election rigging in a tweet that follows unsubstantiated claims in Texas of voters having their ballots changed.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

A Texas man was arrested Tuesday for attempting to vote twice, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office confirmed via Twitter.

County election officials informed local media that 62-year-old Phillip Cook, of Richmond, voted early last week, and returned to Great Oaks Baptist Church on Tuesday to vote a second time in the Houston-area suburb.

The man claimed that he worked for Republican candidate Donald Trump and "was testing the system," the sheriff's office said.

During the final weeks of the presidential election, Trump repeatedly warned his supporters of large-scale voter fraud aimed at preventing him from winning the presidency. Trump encouraged his supporters to monitor polling stations to ensure the process is not "rigged" against him.

Reports of voting irregularities have been coming in throughout the day from around the country.

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