Maryland Attorney General: Those Who Try to Vote Twice Will Be Prosecuted

While visiting North Carolina Wednesday, President Trump suggested residents should try to vote by mail more than once. The president doubled-down on his comments on social media Thursday, continuing to sow confusion in the upcoming election.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh responded to the president’s comments on Twitter Thursday, saying, “Please, folks, don’t follow Trump’s advice. It’s a crime, and we will prosecute anyone who tries it — whomever they vote for.”

Both Facebook and Twitter added warning labels to Trump’s social media posts.

A statement from Twitter says, “To protect people on Twitter, we err on the side of limiting the circulation of Tweets which advise people to take actions which could be illegal in the context of voting or result in the invalidation of their votes.”

ABC News reported Thursday that it obtained an intelligence bulletin from analysts with the Department of Homeland Security, “warning on Thursday to federal and state law enforcement partners after finding with ‘high confidence’ that ‘Russian malign influence actors’ have targeted the absentee voting process ‘by spreading disinformation’ since at least March.”

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About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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