Donald Trump Speaks As He Joins Over 52 Million Americans To Cast His Vote

President Donald Trump, who has railed against mail-in voting, cast his ballot in person on Saturday near his Florida home.


The president voted for himself at the Palm Beach County Main Library Saturday morning telling reporters it was a 'very secure vote' and warning that when you send in your ballot 'you cannot have security like this'.  

First Lady Melania was notably absent from the trip and it is not clear when she will cast her vote or through which method. 

The president joins the more than 52 million Americans who have already voted, according to the Elections Project, which tracks early voting data. 

Trump also became the first presidential candidate to cast a ballot for himself. 

The Biden campaign hasn't said when or how Joe and Jill Biden will vote. The couple is registered in Delaware, which allows any registered voter to request a mail-in ballot. The state does not allow early in-person voting.

Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence voted in Indianapolis on Friday, dropping their absentee ballots in a drop box at the the Indianapolis City-County Building.

Nor has been announced the voting schedule for Biden's running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff.  

Trump's motorcade departed Mar-a-Lago at around 9:43 a.m. Saturday morning and arrived at the polling station minutes later to cast his ballot in person.  

He emerged moments later wearing a mask before taking it off to tell reporters in the library 'it was a very secure vote' and 'everything was perfect'.

Trump hit out at mail-in voting saying 'you cannot have security like this' with the process. 

He has repeatedly hit out at mail-in ballots during his campaign making several unsubstantiated claims that they are 'a scam'.  

Trump added that it 'was an honor to be voting' as he said: 'I voted for a guy named Trump.' 

When asked when Melania was voting, Trump was uncharacteristically silent.

It is unclear if the First Lady will vote in person or through the mail-in method that her husband is critical of. 

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