Yesterday afternoon, when President Trump was visiting the North Carolina city of Wilmington, he made several statements which seem to encourage North Carolinians to vote by mail-in ballot, and then show up to the polls and try to vote a second time.
“Let them send it in and let them go vote, and if their system is as good as they say it is, then obviously they won’t be able to vote,” Trump said. “If it isn’t tabulated [yet], they’ll be able to vote [a second time]”
If you do send in a mail-in ballot and vote again in person before your mail-in ballot is tallied (intentionally voting twice), you will have committed a class 1 felony in North Carolina.
Yesterday, Wolf Blitzer asked Attorney General William Barr about the president’s comments, here is what he had to say:
This is a video of a journalist explaining to the U.S. attorney general that it’s illegal to vote twice and the attorney general doesn’t seem to know that. So…um…this should be a lead story every day. pic.twitter.com/dn9A1wAtyU
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) September 3, 2020
This morning, the N.C. State Board of Elections sent out a press release stating that it is indeed a felony to send in a mail-in ballot and also vote in person.
— NCSBE (@NCSBE) September 3, 2020
What do you think about the president’s comments?