After a months-long campaign to promote distrust of voting by mail, President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on his supporters in North Carolina to vote twice as a way to test the system.
The President said that if mail-in voting protocol is as secure as people say, none of them would be able to vote in person.
"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."
He repeated the suggestion while addressing supporters.
Now, a resurfaced clip from an interview between the President and Chris Wallace of Fox News earlier this year has resurfaced, presenting a contradiction of the President's most recent statements.
The President said:
"The level of dishonesty with Democrat voting is unbelievable. If you told a Republican to vote twice, they'd get sick at even the thought of it. And you have people that vote numerous times. What's happening is crazy."
There is no basis for the President's claims. In 2018, Trump's own commission on voter integrity disbanded after finding no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
The President attempted to backtrack on Twitter.
Twitter soon flagged the tweets for violating its rules on misinformation regarding elections and other civic events.
The executive director of North Carolina's State Board of Elections, Karen Brinson Bell, urged voters not to attempt to confirm prior mail-in votes on Election Day
"The State Board office strongly discourages people from showing up at the polls on Election Day to check whether their absentee ballot was counted. This is not necessary, and it would lead to longer lines and the possibility of spreading [the virus]."
Trump's claim that Republicans would "get sick" at the thought of voting twice doesn't seem to be true either, because officials within his own administration won't condemn the act of voting multiple times.
Attorney General William Barr claimed to be unsure whether or not any states allowed citizens to vote multiple times in the same election.
And White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany pivoted when asked to disavow the act of voting twice.
Twitter was quick to point out the contradiction presented by Trump's answer to Wallace.
Others highlighted Trump's propensity for projection.
As former Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) pointed out, it's a felony in North Carolina to "induce" someone to commit voter fraud.