2020 ELECTION/VOTE BY MAIL/VOTING: “Based on the massive number of unsolicited and solicited ballots that will be sent to potential voters for the upcoming 2020 election — and in order for you to make sure your vote counts and is counted, so important, make sure your vote counts, because they’ll lose your vote, they’ll lose your ballot, who knows what’s going to happen with these people. Sign and mail in your ballot as early as possible…
On election day or early voting, go to your polling place, even though you’ve mailed it in, go to your polling place to see whether or not your mailing vote has been tabulated or accounted. If it has, you will not be able to vote, ’cause it’s going to be counted. You’ll not be able to vote and the mailing system worked properly as it should, but there’s a big chance that it won’t work properly.
If it has not been counted, vote, which is every citizen’s right to do, you go and vote, you press the lever and vote. So if it hasn’t been counted, if it doesn’t show up, go and vote. And then if your mailing ballot arrives after you vote, which it shouldn’t, but possibly it could, perhaps. That ballot will not be used or counted in that your vote has already been cast and tabulated.
So this way you’re guaranteed to have your vote count. So send it in and then see, and then vote, and let’s see what happens. You’re now assured though that your very precious and important vote has been counted and it hasn’t been lost or thrown out or in any way destroyed. So, so important to do that because this is going to be the biggest election in the history of our country.”
-Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Remarks: Donald Trump Holds a Virtual North Carolina Tele-Rally – September 4, 2020,” factba.se, Sep. 4, 2020