U.S President Donald Trump has ignited some uproar, by making a suggestion to his supporters to vote twice, by mail and in person in the November 3rd election.
He made the call in the critical political battleground of North Carolina.
“Let them send it in and let them go vote,” Trump said in an interview on Wednesday with WECT-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina.
“And if the system is as good as they say it is, then obviously they won’t be able to vote” in person.
While White House initially denied the meaning of his call, Trump doubled down in series of tweets on Thursday.
He again urged his supporters to vote early by mail and then follow up by attempting to vote in person.
“On Election Day, or Early Voting go to your Polling Place to see whether or not your Mail In Vote has been Tabulated (Counted),” Trump wrote. “If it has you will not be able to Vote & the Mail In System worked properly. If it has not been Counted, VOTE.”
Twitter Inc later placed warnings over the tweets for violating its rules on civic and election integrity. Facebook Inc (FB.O) also placed a new label on Trump’s post, in which it said “voting by mail has a long history of trustworthiness in the US and the same is predicted this year.”