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Trump encourages North Carolina residents to vote twice to test mail-in system

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Trump is afraid and weakened by new polling showing Biden's national lead holding tight at 7.5 points in spite of a small and temporary bounce from the Convention.

As a result, he is now asking his base to commit felonies for him to give him another term and, therefore, keep him out of prison after January 20.

It's illegal to knowingly attempt to commit a crime, it's illegal to commit a crime, and it's illegal to ask/order/suggest that others commit crimes for you.

And in case you're wondering if his wording is vague enough to avoid an indictment after he leaves office, it isn't. If this kind of cutesy wording for a command to commit crimes could keep somebody out of prison, there would be no organized crime heads in prison.

So...yeah...throw another felony on the pile. At this point, though, Trump is really only incentivized to keep committing crimes. If you know you're already going to spend the rest of your short life in prison, then committing a whole bunch of additional crimes really doesn't matter, especially if the police have given you a five month head start.

And if you're a trump supporter and want to commit crimes to help Trump avoid prison, knock yourself out. Nobody will shed a tear for you when you're put away.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump suggested that people in North Carolina should vote twice in the November election, once by mail and once in person, escalating his attempts to cast confusion and doubt on the validity of the results.


"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.


It is illegal to vote more than once in an election.

Trump has made countless false statements about the security of voting by mail ahead of the election as much of the country braces for an increase of voters who opt for mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump encourages North Carolina residents to vote twice to test mail-in system
 

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He's asking his supporters to commit a felony?
 

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He's asking his supporters to commit a felony?

He's asking his supporters to commit voter fraud. Intentionally voting twice is a felony in many states, including North Carolina.
 

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Oh, and he did it again later:

The president also greeted supporters on the tarmac upon landing in Wilmington, N.C., and made nearly identical comments, encouraging them to send in their ballot “and then go in and vote.”

“So send it in early and then go and vote,” Trump said. “You can’t let them take your vote away; these people are playing dirty politics. So if you have an absentee ballot . . . you send it in, but I’d check it, follow it and go vote.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...633260-ed73-11ea-ab4e-581edb849379_story.html

It seems that he was worried his supporters wouldn't be clear on what he was asking for the first time around.

And for those wondering, no, there is no "you get to commit crimes because you suspect other people might be committing crimes, even if you really really think it's true" defense.
 

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He has lost his freaking mind.
 

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Yes, many Democrats are outraged at the a person still has the right to have their vote counted even if the Democratic election division threw away their mail-in ballot.
 

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Yes, many Democrats are outraged at the a person still has the right to have their vote counted even if the Democratic election division threw away their mail-in ballot.

:lamo
 

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Anything to undermine America.

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Its why putin chose him and his cult.

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Their goal is to leave nothing standing.
 
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Vote early, vote often...............
 

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For anyone wondering, this is the state law Trump broke (and the one he is asking others to break). At this point it really comes down to whether NC's AG chooses to press charges against Trump.

§ 163-275. Certain acts declared felonies.Any person who shall, in connection with any primary, general or special election held in this State, do any of the acts or things declared in this section to be unlawful, shall be guilty of a Class I felony. Itshall be unlawful:

(7)For any person with intent to commit a fraud to register or vote at more than one precinct or more than one time, or to induce another to do so, in the same primary or election, or to vote illegally at any primary or election.

https://www.ncleg.gov/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_163/GS_163-275.pdf
 

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Wolf Blitzer just interviewed Bill Barr over this incident, and Barr refused to say whether voting twice is illegal.

Maybe it’s just me, but I think that if Biden told Democratic voters to vote twice, Barr’s memory would be magically jogged. What do you think?

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1301299333938151424
 

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He was joking. :lol:
 

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump suggested that people in North Carolina should vote twice in the November election, once by mail and once in person, escalating his attempts to cast confusion and doubt on the validity of the results.

"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.
Yeah you f****** mindless minions go vote twice commit a felony and I'll bail your ass out. Wink wink.
 

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Yeah you f****** mindless minions go vote twice commit a felony and I'll bail your ass out. Wink wink.

Got to catch them first. :lamo This is why general mail in voting is a bad idea.
 

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Got to catch them first. :lamo This is why general mail in voting is a bad idea.

Any opinion on the President encouraging people to commit voter fraud in an attempt to undermine the democratic process? You cool with a President doing this?
 

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Got to catch them first. :lamo This is why general mail in voting is a bad idea.
I hope that large numbers of Trump supporters follow his advice. Let them all find out of easy it is to get caught, and as a bonus, they'll be removed from the voting electorate, at least for the length of their sentences.
 

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Any opinion on the President encouraging people to commit voter fraud in an attempt to undermine the democratic process? You cool with a President doing this?

Whats good for the goose is good for the gander. If the Dems plan on cheating they need to no that it will be reciprocated.
 

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I hope that large numbers of Trump supporters follow his advice. Let them all find out of easy it is to get caught, and as a bonus, they'll be removed from the voting electorate, at least for the length of their sentences.

You presume they will be prosecuted. As we have seen that may not always be the case.
 

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Whats good for the goose is good for the gander. If the Dems plan on cheating they need to no that it will be reciprocated.

Who says they plan on cheating?
 

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Whats good for the goose is good for the gander. If the Dems plan on cheating they need to no that it will be reciprocated.

The Dems are not planning on cheating, unlike Trump, who is literally telling people to commit electoral fraud by voting twice. Are you seriously not bothered that a President of the USA is openly telling his supporters to commit electoral fraud by voting twice? You really have so little respect for democracy in your own country?
 

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Got to catch them first. :lamo This is why general mail in voting is a bad idea.

They would get caught, that’s a trivial thing to catch. Good lord, the propaganda has you all thinking elections have zero security measures :lamo
 

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The Dems are not planning on cheating, unlike Trump, who is literally telling people to commit electoral fraud by voting twice. Are you seriously not bothered that a President of the USA is openly telling his supporters to commit electoral fraud by voting twice? You really have so little respect for democracy in your own country?

The Democrats are quite popular among the dead voter demographic and have been for sometime.
 

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Got to catch them first. :lamo This is why general mail in voting is a bad idea.

There's already systems in place. But I'm hoping that since Trump voters believe everything he says, they try this.

A bunch of Donald Trump supporters having their votes disenfranchised due to voter fraud is yum.
 
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