Did Joe Biden say, "if you're going to vote, vote early and vote often"? No, that's not true: During the first 2020 presidential debate, the Democratic nominee encouraged Americans to vote, but he did not use that phrase, which is a well-worn quote that's been around for decades, if not longer.
Biden, "if you're going to vote, vote early and vote often"
This is what the post looked like at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Wed Sep 30 20:21:27 2020 UTC)
Biden did not say what the post alleges him to have said, according to a full transcript of the debate. He did, however, address voting. Biden said:
Show up and vote. You will determine the outcome of this election. Vote, vote, vote. If you're able to vote early in your state, vote early. If you're able to vote in person, vote in person. Vote whatever way is the best way for you."
The phrase "vote early and often" has been around for a long time, well before Biden was making headlines. There's a good bit of debate over who said it first. Possible contenders include gangster Al Capone, former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, former Boston Mayor James Michael Curley -- or it could have originated somewhere in Ireland.
One thing is for sure, though. Biden did not say it.