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Former Senator Calls Trump Out for 'Committing a Felony' After Trump Urged People to Vote Twice in North Carolina

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With the 2020 election expected to see record numbers of ballots cast by mail, President Donald Trump and his allies have encouraged skepticism of the process with largely baseless claims that mail-in voting is rife with fraud.

Trump escalated these attacks on the 100+ year old institution during a briefing in the swing state of North Carolina, where he encouraged North Carolinians to vote twice as a way to test the system.

Watch below.

Trump said:

"Let them send [the absentee ballot] in and let them go vote, and if their system's as good as they say it is, then obviously they won't be able to vote. If it isn't tabulated, they'll be able to vote."

People were baffled that Trump was suddenly encouraging his supporters to commit the very felony he's warned them against.

Former Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) pointed this out on Twitter.

McCaskill cited the North Carolina law which states that it's a felony:

"For any person with intent to commit a fraud to register or vote at more than one precinct or more than one time, or to induce another to do so, in the same primary or election, or to vote illegally at any primary or election."

The former Senator argued that Trump was inducing his supporters to commit voter fraud by encouraging them to try to vote twice.

Others agreed.

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Attorney General William Barr was asked about Trump's comments and claimed not to know whether or not it's legal in some states to vote twice (it's illegal in all states).

People don't expect Trump to answer to the apparent crime he committed while in office.