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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…

Voters across the United States are heading to the polls today—but you might not know that if Donald Trump Jr. is your source of information.

President Donald Trump’s oldest son is coming out hard in favor of Republican Ed Gillespie, who’s running against Democrat Ralph Northam for Virginia’s governor. The race is neck-and-neck, with Northam holding a slim lead in the polls.

With the Virginia gubernatorial race within the margin of error in most polls, Trump Jr. is doing his part to encourage the Virginia residents among his 2.2 million Twitter followers to vote for Gillespie. There’s just one problem: He told people to vote on the wrong day. Twice.

To be fair, between posting these tweets, Trump Jr. also tweeted that the vote was today, Nov. 7.

He also retweeted his father’s tweet calling on voters to cast their ballots for Gillespie.

Although it’s unlikely that Trump Jr.’s errant tweets will swing the Virginia election either way, it’s hard not to feel for the one poor sap who heads to the polls a day late because he listened to the president’s son.

Andrew Couts

Andrew Couts

Andrew Couts is the former editor of Layer 8, a section dedicated to the intersection of the Internet and the state—and the gaps in between. Prior to the Daily Dot, Couts served as features editor and features writer for Digital Trends, associate editor of TheWeek.com, and associate editor at Maxim magazine. When he’s not working, Couts can be found hiking with his German shepherds or blasting around on motorcycles.