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Attorney General Tong Releases Statement on Voting Integrity

(Hartford, CT) — Attorney General William Tong, along with a coalition of 24 other attorneys general, released a statement today highlighting the importance of election integrity.

“It’s against the law to vote twice in the election,” said the 24 attorneys general. “That is true everywhere in the United States. Anyone who intentionally votes twice faces serious legal consequences. So do those who direct others to engage in this illegal conduct. To voters: we want each of you to vote and to know that state Attorneys General are here to ensure your vote is counted, your voice is heard, and our elections have integrity.”

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, during a briefing to reporters in Wilmington, N.C., President Trump encouraged people to vote twice in the upcoming election. Voting twice in the same election is illegal in Connecticut and is also against federal law.

Attorney General Tong is joined in signing this statement by a coalition led by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and the Attorneys General from California, Colorado, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

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