- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Donald Trump’s social media director, Don Scavino, took to Twitter early Tuesday to let voters in Pennsylvania know its not too late to reverse ballots cast before Election Day.

“We hear you Pennsylvania! Nobody likes to be duped! You can change your early VOTE by calling 1-877-868-3772. Join the MOVEMENT. LETS #MAGA!” Mr. Scavino tweeted Tuesday morning.

Pennsylvania doesn’t have an in-person early voting system in place, however, and only Keystone State residents incapable of making it to the polls on Election Day are allowed to cast absentee ballots by mail.

Contrary to Mr. Scavino’s tweet, even absentee voters who made their voices heard with mail-in ballots must arrive at their neighborhood polling place in person next week if they want to reverse a previously cast ballot.

“Warning - If you are able to vote in person on election day, you must go to your polling place, void your absentee ballot and vote there,” reads a notice at the bottom of Pennsylvania’s absentee ballots, The Hill reported.

“Anyone who wants to change votes submitted by absentee ballot may show up in person at the polls on Election Day,” a spokesperson with the Pennsylvania Department of State told The Incline, a Pittsburgh-based news site. “The absentee ballot will be invalidated.”

“If you send in an absentee ballot and change your mind, the only way to void the absentee ballot is to show up at your designated polling station to vote on election day,” central Pennsylvania’s Fox 43 reported previously. “Poll officials will have a record that you already voted via absentee ballot. Once you show up and vote in person, they will send work to election officials to void the absentee ballot.”

The phone number shared by Mr. Scavino directs callers to a state-wide voter help line, but the State Department representative who spoke with The Incline indicated anyone who called after seeing Tuesday’s tweet would have heeded some unhelpful advice.

“No one here can help someone change their vote,” the spokesperson said.

Mr. Scavino’s tweet was deleted early Tuesday and replaced with a revised version that featured several states where early voting is allowed, but not before being retweeted more than 1,000 times, according to The Incline.

Absentee ballots in Pennsylvania must be received by the the County Board of Election no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 to be considered in the general election Nov. 8.

More than 12.6 million Americans in 37 states voted early as of last week, CNN reported.

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