Donald Trump’s director of social media tweeted a meme Tuesday morning telling Pennsylvania voters who want change their “early vote” to call an 877 number.
Then he deleted it.
Then he put out another meme telling Pennsylvanians they can change their “early VOTE/ABSENTEE” and shared the same number.
Trump senior adviser Dan Scavino Jr. first tweeted, “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!” An accompanying image said, “Pennsylvania: Regret voting for Hillary? Want to take back your vote? Call (877) 868-3772.”
That number is for the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation.
Screenshot of deleted tweet
Two problems: Pennsylvania does not have early voting. And while voters can change absentee votes, they can’t do it by phone.
“Anyone who wants to change votes submitted by absentee ballot may show up in person at the polls on Election Day,” a Pa. Department of State spokesperson said. “The absentee ballot will be invalidated.”
The 877 number Scavino tweeted is Pennsylvania’s voter help line. “No one here can help someone change their vote,” the spokesperson added.
Scavino’s tweet was deleted around 8:45 a.m — after being retweeted more than 1,000 times.
Around 9:30 a.m., he tweeted a series of new memes directed at voters who are “looking to change early VOTE/ABSENTEE” in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
“Feeling duped? Despite reports you cant, you can!”
The Incline has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment.