President Trump is one vote nearer to victory in the all-important battleground state of Florida — after casting his personal ballot there Saturday morning.
The president, who modified his official deal with from New York to the Sunshine State final 12 months, took benefit of Florida’s early-voting legislation to mark his ballot in human being on the Main Library in West Palm Beach. He spent Friday night time at his close by Mar-a-Lago resort after spending the day on the marketing campaign path in his new house state.
“I voted for a man named Trump,” he instructed reporters.
“But it’s an honor to be voting,” he stated. “It was very safe, vote far more safe than whenever you ship in a ballot, I can inform you.”
A small crowd of supporters was there to greet him, waving Trump marketing campaign banners and American flags.
Florida and its 29 Electoral College votes is a must-win for Trump, who took it by a single share level in 2016.
Polls present Democrat Joe Biden with a slim — although narrowing — 1.5% lead in Florida, in response to RealClearPolitics. The president has hit the marketing campaign path there with a vengeance, with 4 Florida rallies in the final two weeks.
Early voting, each by mail and in human being, has taken on outsized significance this 12 months amid the Corona Virus pandemic. As of Friday, with 12 days to go till Election Day, 4.eight million Floridians had already voted — 34% of the state’s registered voters.
Democrats took an early lead in the vote-by-mail class, increase a 569,000-vote benefit in returned ballots, in response to the US Elections Project. But Republicans — heeding Trump’s repeated warnings about mail-in voter fraud — surged to the polls this week when in-person early voting started.
Vice President Mike Pence has additionally voted early, dropping off his absentee ballot Friday in Indianapolis, Ind. whereas on a midwest marketing campaign swing.
Trump headed to Lumberton, NC, after casting his ballot for the primary of three Saturday marketing campaign rallies.