The White House is denying that President Donald Trump's comments urging voters in North Carolina to vote by mail and then try to vote again in person to test the mail-in ballot system in the November 3 election are aimed at undercutting the presidential election. On Election Day, or Early Voting, go to your Polling Place to see whether or not your Mail In Vote has been Tabulated (Counted).
"They will vote and then they are going to have to 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", Trump told WECT. "And the vote is going to count", Trump said.
Despite Trump's relentless challenges, the mail-in practice is already widespread and largely trouble-free in the United States.
North Carolina election officials say people should not go to polling stations on election day if they had voted by mail.
"YOU ARE NOW ASSURED THAT YOUR PRECIOUS VOTE HAS BEEN COUNTED, it hasn't been "lost, thrown out, or in any way destroyed". "So, let them send it in and let them go vote".
They also reject another charge - the requirement of minimum in-person polling places in Washoe and Clark counties as unfair to rural counties that may have a higher voter-per-polling place standard - as also lacking standing, and say that the proposed remedy of blocking the bill entirely would "inflict greater harm on all voters by removing any threshold requirement for in-person voting opportunities".
However, that is not how North Carolina checks against double voting when it comes to absentee ballots.
The President has drawn harsh criticism for his claim, including condemnation from state attorney general Josh Stein. If it has you will not be able to Vote & the Mail In System worked properly.
"I will do everything in my power to make sure the will of the people is upheld in November".
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News Channel on Thursday, "This idea that he is encouraging people to vote twice is yet another example of the media taking him out of context and ignoring the facts".
"The President does not condone unlawful voting", McEnany said. So, send it in early, and then go and vote.
President Trump suggested that voters should test that system by purposefully attempting to vote-by-mail and in-person.
The president has frequently made false claims that postal votes are vulnerable to significant electoral fraud.
Mr Trump will likely count on support from older voters this year, who rank as the most at risk of death from COVID-19 and as such may feel apprehensive about casting their ballot in person.
Under one scenario, Trump could be shown to have won on the basis of ballots cast during the day, but mail-in ballots, once counted days later, would then put Biden over the top.
"Voting twice in an election is a felony", Gannon said. Depending on state rules, a voter might be able to cancel their absentee ballot but some might be instructed to cast a provisional ballot that will trigger a review process to determine whether the person is a valid voter and whether their absentee ballot was received and counted. In several states, absentee ballots aren't even counted until after polls close. They write that the allegation of voter fraud (a "wholly speculative and hypothetical injury") is an "impermissibly generalized grievance" that is too broad to bring as an actionable challenge to the law.
In Michigan, which Trump narrowly won in 2016 and is projected to be a battleground again this time around, voters' request for mail-in ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on October 30.