Trump tells his supporters to vote by mail AND go to their polling venue to check their vote has been tabulated then vote if it has not been counted-day after suggesting people in North Carolina vote twice.
President Donald Trump tweeted to his followers Thursday that they should sign and send in mail ballots ‘as EARLY as possible’ – then go to polling places on Election Day to make sure it was received.
His pitch, made in a series of linked tweets, came a day after he told supporters in North Carolina to vote twice, once by mail and then in person as a way to see if the system is working.
‘Based on the massive number of Unsolicited & Solicited Ballots that will be sent to potential Voters for the upcoming 2020 Election, & in order for you to MAKE SURE YOUR VOTE COUNTS & IS COUNTED, SIGN & MAIL IN your Ballot as EARLY as possible,’ Trump wrote.
‘On Election Day, or Early Voting,’ he continued, ‘go to your Polling Place to see whether or not your Mail In Vote has been Tabulated (Counted). If it has you will not be able to Vote & the Mail In System worked properly. If it has not been Counted, VOTE (which is a citizen’s right to do),’ Trump advised.
‘If your Mail In Ballot arrives … after you Vote, which it should not, that Ballot will not be used or counted in that your vote has already been cast & tabulated. YOU ARE NOW ASSURED THAT YOUR PRECIOUS VOTE HAS BEEN COUNTED, it hasn’t been ‘lost, thrown out, or in any way destroyed’. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!’
The online guidance from the president to his millions of followers came a day after Trump floated an idea to supporters Wednesday that they vote twice – once by mail and once by person – to see if mail-in balloting is working.