Thursday morning, President Trump fumed over news some North Carolina voters mistakenly got two absentee ballots.
Trump wrote “Just out: Some people in the Great State of North Carolina have been sent TWO BALLOTS.”
He added “RIGGED ELECTION in waiting!”
Just out: Some people in the Great State of North Carolina have been sent TWO BALLOTS. RIGGED ELECTION in waiting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2020
According to WTVR “Some ballots intended for voters in Matthews were mislabeled with the wrong names and were shredded before they could be sent this week, Mecklenburg County election officials told news outlets.
When officials printed new mailing labels to correct the mistake, some voters ended up getting two duplicate ballots.”
According to Election Director Michael Dickerson, under 500 voters were affected by this.
Dickerson also said per WTVT that it was unlikely that voters could have cast two ballots, which would be a felony, because each mailing label includes an individual code making it impossible to vote twice.”