Donald Trump told his supporters during an event in North Carolina to “test” the integrity of the election system by voting twice – once by mail and another in person.
“So let them send it in and let them go vote, and if their system’s as good as they say it is, then obviously they won’t be able to vote. If it isn’t tabulated, they’ll be able to vote,” Trump said when asked whether he has confidence in the mail-in system in North Carolina, a battleground state.
“If it’s as good as they say it is, then obviously they won’t be able to vote. If it isn’t tabulated, they’ll be able to vote. So that’s the way it is. And that’s what they should do,” he said.
Trump’s remarks led people to claim that he committed a crime by encouraging people to vote illegally.
The President just committed a felony.👀https://t.co/kgvMOCJYfz
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) September 2, 2020
Trump encourages North Carolina residents to vote twice to test mail-in system https://t.co/pGesGFCwXf via @nbcnews– in what world is this ok, in which country is this legal?!? Encouraging people to commit a federal crime?!? Are you FUCKING KIDDING, TRUMP?!?
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) September 2, 2020
When we think it couldn't get any worse… #TrumpCrimes This one is so egregious its literally going to invalidate an election. What recourse do we have? People will make that mistake based on his suggestion and then what?
— GW Dogface (@4GeeWillikers) September 3, 2020
Trump is desperately trying anything he can, including encouraging his supporters to commit election crimes, in order to throw doubt into the election he is badly losing.
— tak (@tak_twitt) September 3, 2020
As you & I suspect…..He's not leaving….Economy is in the toilet/ Covid-19 " It will go away" 6.40 million citizens infected/ 185,000 Citizens Dead/ Some say "Putin Like Tactics" Don….God help us! pic.twitter.com/Ix1Z2uDabc
— Daniel Brehmer (@561_6350) September 3, 2020
How is this not the first story on the news? It’s a felony to conspire with people to commit a felony.
— Sanders Ekanepi (@ekanepi) September 3, 2020
Still set on encouraging people to break the law
— GymNerd🤓❤️ (@GymSherry) September 2, 2020
You know some will do it, just like the ones who ingested household cleaners to make the COVID go away.
— Marie E. (@CurlyW1963) September 3, 2020