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Ohio Voters Cannot Change Vote, Despite Trump's Tweet

A view of an Ohio voting sticker at the Hamilton County Board of Elections to participate in early voting, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Norwood, Ohio.
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A view of an Ohio voting sticker at the Hamilton County Board of Elections to participate in early voting, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Norwood, Ohio.

President Trump has taken to Twitter with a misleading claim that people who previously voted for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden can change their vote. But you cannot do that in Ohio.

Trump’s tweet might give voters the notion that they can change their vote once it has been cast. "The answer in most states is YES," Trump tweeted Tuesday. "Go do it. Most important Election of your life."

Jen Miller with the League of Women Voters of Ohio says that’s not the case in Ohio.

"In Ohio, there are no do-overs," Miller says. "Once you cast your vote, that’s how you vote. You can’t change votes after the fact."

Miller says some states allow voters to do their absentee votes in limited cases.

Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania are among states that allow voters who cast ballots by mail to later make changes in person. Pennsylvania is a state Trump has been targeting heavily in recent days. Polls show the race there is like Ohio – neck and neck. 

Trump's tweet is the latest in a series of misinformation that president has spread about voting over the last few months, including unsupported threats of voter fraud and false claims about voting by mail.