Another person has been arrested in the Wake County voter fraud sweep - an 89-year-old Raleigh man who said he tried to alert elections officials to a fault in their system.
Leland Duane Lewis said he had voted only one side of the ballot at an early-voting station at Optimist Park in West Raleigh on Oct. 29. When he later realized what he had done, he went to his regular precinct on Election Day and requested another ballot, which poll workers gave him.
Lewis said he filled out the other side of the ballot and on the way out told poll workers what he had done, assuming they would report it. Lewis said he called the county elections office several times in weeks that followed and left messages to report it himself, but never heard back until Gary Sims, the deputy director of the Board of Elections, called him to say officials had discovered he had voted twice.
Lewis, a registered Republican, said his case illustrates there's problem. "I think I showed the system is broken," Lewis said.
But elections officials say that's just the kind of thing that they catch every election.