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Twitter hides Trump tweet after he again encourages people in NC to vote twice

Twitter hides Trump tweet after he again encourages people in NC to vote twice
Posted at 2:02 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 15:03:48-04

Twitter has again hidden a tweet from President Donald Trump for violating the platform's policies.

Hours after President Donald Trump once again encouraged voters in North Carolina to vote twice in the 2020 presidential election, Twitter placed a warning on his tweet, saying that the tweet violated the site's policies on "civic and election integrity."

"NORTH CAROLINA: To make sure your Ballot COUNTS, sign & send it in EARLY," Trump tweeted on Saturday morning. "When Polls open, go to your Polling Place to see if it was COUNTED. IF NOT, VOTE! Your signed Ballot will not count because your vote has been posted. Don't let them illegally take your vote away from you!"

Voting twice in an election is illegal. Voters can be prosecuted for election fraud submitting both an in-person ballot and a mail-in ballot in North Carolina.

Voters in North Carolina (and many other states) can track their mail-in ballots' status online.

Josh Stein, North Carolina's Attorney General, warned citizens in his state against voting twice in the 2020 election.

"Do NOT do what the President directs," Stein said. "To make sure your ballot COUNTS, sign and send it in EARLY. Then track it ONLINE with BALLOTTRAX. Do NOT vote twice (it's a felony), or waste your time, or unnecessarily risk exposure to more people."

Twitter has taken action on Trump's tweets several times this summer. The site has flagged the president's tweets for inciting violence, posting manipulated and misleading videos, and spreading misinformation on mail-in voting.

Key Dates and Deadlines in Maryland

Tuesday, October 13th: Voter Registration Deadline
Saturday, October 20th: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline
Monday, October 26th: Early Voting Begins
Tuesday, November 3rd: Absentee/Mail-In Postmark by Date
Tuesday, November 3rd: In-Person Voting