President Trump becomes the first POTUS to cast in-person vote in Florida

Courtesy:  Evan El-Amin– Shutterstock- WILKES-BARRE, PA – AUGUST 2, 2018: President Donald Trump with a serious look as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally held at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump became the first sitting president in history to cast a vote in the Sunshine State.

After staying the night in his Florida home at Mar-a-Lago, the president arrived at the Palm Beach County Main Library in West Palm Beach mid-morning, welcomed by onlooking supporters chanting “Four More Years.”

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The Palm Beach County Main Library is one of 18 early voting sites in the county, according to the Palm Beach County Elections site. 

“It was a very secure vote, much more secure than when you send in a ballot I can tell you that,” said Trump after placing his ballot. “I voted for a guy named Trump.”

Earlier this year, Trump used the latter form of voting for the Florida primary elections but made sure to cast this ballot personally.

The president has long been a critic of the mail-in style, citing the potential for fraudulent activity and incorrect counting.

Florida has cast almost 6.5 million votes so far this election, and the number continues to rise. Opening day records in the state were shattered, and more votes have been cast in the state than Trump received from the entire state in 2016.

Trump was eligible to vote as a Florida resident after changing his official residence from his longtime Manhattan residence to his private club in Palm Beach late last year. 

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