Pressed late Wednesday to respond to President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s remarks encouraging North Carolina residents to try to cast two ballots in the November election, Attorney General William Barr—the top law enforcement official in the U.S.—repeatedly claimed to not know whether it\u0026#039;s illegal to vote twice.\u0022The president\u0026#039;s chief propagandist is still at it.\u0022 —Walter Shaub\u0022I don\u0026#039;t know what the law in the particular state says,\u0022 Barr said in a CNN appearance when host Wolf Blitzer told the attorney general that it is, in fact, illegal to vote twice.\u0022Well, I don\u0026#039;t know what the law in the particular state says,\u0022 Barr repeated.Watch:\u0022I don\u0026#039;t know what the law in the particular state says\u0022 -- Wolf Blitzer has to explain to the Attorney General of the United States that it\u0026#039;s actually illegal to vote twice pic.twitter.com/ytDfzZoZV6— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 2, 2020Democratic lawmakers and other critics quickly slammed Barr for what they characterized as feigned ignorance in defense of Trump\u0026#039;s open encouragement of voter fraud. In an interview with a North Carolina reporter Wednesday, Trump said residents of the state should attempt to vote by mail and in person to test the ballot-counting system.If the mail-in ballot \u0022isn\u0026#039;t tabulated,\u0022 the president said, \u0022they will be able to vote [in person]. So that\u0026#039;s the way it is, and that\u0026#039;s what they should do.\u0022 Under North Carolina law, it is a felony to vote twice or \u0022induce\u0022 others to do so.In response to Barr\u0026#039;s remarks Wednesday, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) pointed to federal law, tweeting: \u0022As the attorney general, you are expected not to be an idiot when it comes to basic legal principles. Federal law prohibits voting more than once in the same election. 52 U.S. Code § 10307.\u0022Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said \u0022Barr once again made clear today that he is not serving as the attorney general for the American people.\u0022\u0022He is serving as the personal henchman for Donald Trump,\u0022 Jayapal added.During the same CNN appearance Wednesday, Barr floated the claim that new expansions of mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic leave \u0022open the possibility\u0022 that either someone in the United States or a foreign nation could counterfeit ballots. Asked to provide evidence for that claim, Barr said he is basing it on \u0022logic.\u0022This is farcical stuff from AG Bill Barr. Wolf Blitzer is taken aback by how weak his arguments are. pic.twitter.com/osb9FohZq1— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 2, 2020\u0022The president\u0026#039;s chief propagandist is still at it,\u0022 tweeted Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics.