President Donald Trump raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he encouraged supporters in North Carolina to vote by mail and try to vote in person on election day as well.
It's a felony in North Carolina to commit or induce someone to commit voter fraud.
The North Carolina Board of Elections rebuked calls for people to attempt voting in person after voting by mail.
The statement reads in part:
"It is illegal to vote twice in an election. N.C.G.S. § 163-275(7) makes it a Class I felony for a voter, "with intent to commit a fraud to register or vote at more than one precinct or more than one time…in the same primary or election." Attempting to vote twice in an election or soliciting someone to do so also is a violation of North Carolina law."
It goes on to assure voters that the election process is secure.
"There are numerous checks in place in North Carolina that prevent people from double voting. Electronic pollbooks with information about who has already voted are used at every early voting site. If a voter tries to check in who has already voted, they will be prevented from voting a regular ballot. A voter will be offered a provisional ballot if they insist on voting, and this ballot will be researched after Election Day to determine whether it should be counted."
Trump doubled down on his claims on Facebook and Twitter.
Both social media platforms flagged or fact-checked Trump's statements.
Many Twitter users noted that Trump was telling his supporters to break the law.
They were astounded that the North Carolina Board of Elections actually had to issue a statement that voting twice is illegal.