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No mail ballot for Trump: President to vote in person Saturday in Florida

MIAMI — President Donald Trump will vote in person as a Florida resident for the first time Saturday, according to a White House spokesman.

" President Trump plans to early vote on Saturday in West Palm Beach, Florida," Judd Deere, White House deputy press secretary, told the Miami Herald.

The occasion appears as if it will be part of a "Trump the Vote" effort around the state to encourage in-person early voting by Republicans, based on events scheduled on his campaign website.

Trump has voted by mail in the two elections that have passed since he declared his private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach as his and first lady Melania Trump's permanent private residence late last year. He voted by mail in the presidential preference primary in March, and again in Florida's August election.

Trump's critics called him hypocritical, given his repeated swipes this year at mail voting and his claims — with dubious evidence — that mail voting is rife with fraud. Trump has in recent months attempted to clarify that position, saying Florida mail voting is safe.

 

But he had not ordered a mail ballot as of Tuesday.

_Miami Herald

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