Vote Twice?

Originally posted on September 3, 2020

Yesterday, Wednesday September 2, Trump suggested a way to “make sure your vote counts”. Here’s the transcript of a radio call-in show.

They’ll go out and they’ll vote and then they’re going to have to go and check their vote by going to the poll and voting that way because if it tabulates then they won’t be able to do that. 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. So that’s the way it is, and that’s what they should do. …

But send in your ballots, send them in strong, whether it’s solicited or unsolicited. The absentees are fine. We have to work to get them. It means something. And you send them in but go to vote and if they haven’t counted it, you can vote. So, that’s the way I view it.

Any number of people who know about these things have said that trying to vote twice is illegal, and even suggesting the idea to someone (like Trump just did) is also illegal.

I guess in Trumpworld, election fraud isn’t really fraud if it favors him. Meanwhile in the rest of the world, going to the polling place probably wouldn’t work the way Trump thinks it would. Any number of states don’t even count the mail-in ballots until the election closes, so they’d have no idea if someone had voted or not. And it would be unusual for a polling place to have this information even if it were available.

Eventually they find out that your voterid has been used twice. Then the cops show up.

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