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Twitter Again Places a Public Interest Notice on Trump's "Vote-Twice" Tweet

Twitter once again placed a public interest notice on one of president Donald Trump's post as it violated the social media's platfrom's Civic Integrity Policy on Saturday.

The notice came on Trump's tweet of encouraging people to potentially vote twice, according to the social media platform.

Trump’s tweet encouraged North Carolinians to vote twice, saying voters could send in a mail-in ballot early, go to a polling location to see if it was counted and, if not, vote again. Voting twice, even under those circumstances, is illegal.

The tweet read as, NORTH CAROLINA: To make sure your Ballot COUNTS, sign & send it in EARLY. 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!

“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about civic and election integrity,” the notice said. “However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”

Under the United States Constitution, each individual state is charged with overseeing elections. North Carolina, along with 30 other states and the District of Columbia, “prohibit voting twice in the same election,” according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.Indiana is the only state that does not explicitly mention voting twice, but “registering to vote more than once is a misdemeanor.”

Last week, state election officials issued a public statement discouraging voters from showing up to polls on Election Day if they had already voted by mail after the president suggested supporters do just that in an interview with WECT.

Trump’s tweets have previoLast usly been labeled as “manipulated media” for a tweet that spread misinformation and as “abusive behavior” for a tweet that encouraged violence.

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