Trump Votes By Mail (Again) Despite Months Of Voter Fraud Claims


Despite spending months after the 2020 presidential election attacking the safety of mail-in voting, former President Donald Trump once again relied on the voting method to cast his ballot in a Florida municipal election held Tuesday.

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 15: Former President Donald Trump reacts as he is driven past … [+] supporters on February 15, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The rally participants lined the street on President’s Day to show support for him after his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Key Facts

First reported by The Palm Beach Post, Trump requested his mail-in ballot for the town’s municipal election on Friday. 

The Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections confirmed through its website that the former president cast his vote by mail, and that it was counted on Tuesday.

This marks the third time Trump has voted by mail in Palm Beach as he also cast ballots this way in the presidential primary last March and in the August primary. 

Trump’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Surprising Fact

The former president has only voted in person once since moving to Palm Beach from New York City in 2019.

Key Background 

Trump repeatedly targeted mail-in voting in the aftermath of the 2020 election, claiming increased access due to the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated opportunities for fraud, though there is no evidence suggesting this is true. “If foreign countries want to, this is an easy system to break into because they’ll do counterfeit ballots … They’ll do counterfeit ballots by the millions,” Trump said at a White House meeting with state attorneys general on Sept. 23 in one of numerous false claims about mail-in ballots. 


The former president at times homed in on states that automatically sent mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters as opposed to those making voters request a mail-in ballot, and at one point labeled Florida’s voting system “safe and secure,” urging residents to vote by mail. “Florida’s voting system has been cleaned up … so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail!” Trump tweeted in August. 

Further Reading 

“Here’s the reality behind Trump’s claims about mail voting” (The Associated Press)

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