Voting a few times in an election is illegal.
Trump has repeatedly refused to declare he will accept the results of the election.
The president is "not just sowing doubt in the legitimacy of the process, but also sowing chaos and undermining the process itself, both through his words and through his actual actions", said Wendy Weiser, vice president for democracy at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.
His administration has filed lawsuits in Iowa, Pennsylvania and elsewhere aimed at limiting access to absentee ballot, or halting distribution of official drop boxes used to collect ballots.More news: Darren Bent thinks David Moyes didn’t oppose controversial West Ham decision
After slamming vote-by-mail all spring and summer, the president reversed course specifically in Florida last month. If not, they could then vote, he said.
Atty. Gen. William Barr, the nation's top law enforcement officer, was more equivocal. And, if he could really get his fans to vote twice, you can bet he would do it.
As criticism mounted, Trump modified his advice at a rally Thursday night outside Pittsburgh. Most of his tweets and rants have been aimed at mail-in ballots which, he alleges with zero evidence, could produce millions of fraudulent votes. He added that if the ballot comes in after election day, it would not be counted a couple of times. "Because the only way they are going to be able to beat us is by doing that kind of stuff".
Election officials and voting experts agreed that an individual's ballot is unlikely to be counted twice, but most condemned Trump's attempts to goad supporters into trying.
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. That would prevent the individual from voting again at the polls.More news: Everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 4a
In most states, the requests are skewing Democratic, as party leaders and campaigns encourage voters to get their requests in early to avoid having their ballots tied up in the mail and potentially arriving too late to be counted.
This comes as a new Monmouth poll this week finds one in four North Carolina voters saying they're at least somewhat likely to cast their ballot by mail this year. She said the ballots will be sent out on a "rolling" basis. Almost 60% of ballots cast in the state's August primary came in the mail. The ballot also still has to be in the proper envelope and with the proper signatures, even if it's being delivered by hand instead of by mail.
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.
Polls now show Biden on course to defeat Trump. These court battles have further confused the process, with many election officials awaiting court rulings before they can start sending out absentee ballots. If it has not been Counted, VOTE (which is a citizen's right to do).
What should be intolerable is any attempt to change the rules after the fact, although it's entirely conceivable that Democrats will feel compelled after November 3 to argue that the mail-in voting that they've done so much to promote is desperately flawed and deeply unjust. "He's deliberately created a misrepresentation about vote by mail". That could be interpreted as advising people to vote twice, which is illegal.More news: Pharmaceutical companies prepare joint pledge to assure testing & safety of coronavirus vaccine