People in North Carolina should vote twice in upcoming election, Trump says

Sunday, 06 Sep, 2020

On Wednesday, Trump proposed for the first time in North Carolina that voters cast their ballots twice Allegedly, double check that their initial votes have been counted.

This is just the beginning for an election that's expected to break all records for mail-in voting and which already has been marked by controversy, confusion and legal fights.

As he seeks a second four-year term, Trump has for months sowed doubt among his base about the legitimacy of an election with a significant number of mail-in votes.

Despite his attempts to curtail others, Trump voted absentee in Florida's primary last month, insisting that state's system is safe.

For details on your state, go to this Can I Vote absentee ballot page from the National Association of Secretaries of State and select your state from the drop-down menu.

Trump has changed his tune slightly in recent weeks, distinguishing between absentee voting that requires a voter to request their ballot - which he says is good - and states that are planning to send out absentee ballots to all registered voters - which he has said will lead to the most "rigged" election ever.

Attorney General William Barr He did not object to Trump's initial implication when CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked him whether Trump was encouraging people to commit a crime by voting twice.

If you're a citizen, but do not now reside in the United States, whether for military or other reasons, and need assistance voting, find it via the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Twitter later placed warnings over Trump's tweets for violating its rules on civic and election integrity.

As criticism mounted, Trump modified his advice at a rally Thursday night outside Pittsburgh. Register to vote at your town hall before the deadline or register to vote the day of the election at the polling place.

For more North Carolina government and politics news, listen to the Domecast politics podcast from The News & Observer and the NC Insider. Voting twice in North Carolina, as elsewhere, is a felony and his suggestion drew widespread rebuke from election officials around the country. That would prevent the individual from voting again at the polls.

It is illegal to vote a few times in an election, meaning a successful attempt at voting twice would constitute voter fraud. "People should have an option to vote in person in a private voting booth".

"Even if the Democrats build up a huge lead in the early vote ballot, I still need to see the Election Day votes, because that's going to be that red wave", McDonald said. The Commission urges all voters to return their ballots as soon as possible.

If voters want to fill out a ballot at a polling place, Mahood said election officials recommend they bring their vote-by-mail ballot with them to "surrender" it at the polls, which essentially means they will exchange it for a live ballot at the polling location and officials will cancel out their vote-by-mail ballot. In the 12th Congressional District, it took weeks to declare a victor, and the number of rejected mail ballots was roughly three times Rep. Carolyn Maloney's 3,700-vote margin of victory over challenger Suraj Patel. In Pennsylvania, another battleground state, residents' request for mail-in ballots must be received by October 27.

Massachusetts, which held its primary on Tuesday, also saw an uptick in mailed ballots.

Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. flagged posts from U.S. President Donald Trump, the latest effort by the companies to crack down on misleading voting information. If not counted, vote ...

A Google News search by VOA turned up reports of only one incident in which some mail carriers in New Jersey had left mail-in ballots in apartment lobbies rather than in individual mailboxes.

He has threatened to send federal law enforcement to polls, a tactic that has been used to intimidate Black voters and decrease turnout in Democratic areas in the past.

The requests came overwhelmingly from Democratic and independent voters, a reflection of a new partisan divide over mail-in voting ahead of the November 3 election. This included 41% Democrats, 27% independents and 13% Republicans. "This is part of a larger and unsafe pattern of Trump using social media and other platforms to distribute disinformation, with what appears to be the goal of undermining faith in U.S. elections". "It continues to be both irresponsible and reprehensible".

The update said to the extent the NH GOP had phone numbers for affected voters, they made phone calls to those voters.

"Those concerns are very different than being concerned about foreign adversaries trying to influence our elections", O'Brien said, repeating the main threat is not from Russian Federation.