Skip to comments.Trump and first lady request mail-in ballots despite attacks
Posted on 08/13/2020 10:45:42 PM PDT by PatriotFever
Washington(CNN) President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump requested mail-in ballots for Florida's primary election on Tuesday, according to Palm Beach County records, despite the President's frequent attacks on voting by mail. The records from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website show the ballots were mailed Wednesday to Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club, which he made his permanent residence last year. Despite Trump's rhetoric about voting by mail, the President has recently claimed that Florida's voting system is secure, tweeting earlier this month: "Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True. Florida's Voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated Democrats attempts at change), so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail!" White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere told CNN that "the President supports absentee voting, not universal mail-in voting, which contain several safeguards that prevent fraud and abuse." Election experts have told CNN there is no real difference between absentee voting and no-excuse mail voting and the two are "essentially the same thing." USA Today was first to report the ballot request. Mail-in voting has been front-and-center in recent weeks as fears of the coronavirus have caused states to make the process easier so residents can avoid going to polling centers where infection can potentially spread. Trump and other Republicans have railed against the option, baselessly asserting that it will lead to voter fraud, with the President saying Thursday that he opposes much-needed funding for the United States Postal Service because he doesn't want to see it used for mail-in voting this November. There is not widespread voter fraud in US elections, and nonpartisan experts say neither party automatically benefits when states expand access to mail-in voting.
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Why didn’t they get ABSENTEE ballots, at least?
They did the standard absentee ballot.
“..and nonpartisan experts say neither party automatically benefits when states expand access to mail-in voting...”
Note the weasel-wording in that loaded statement. Democrat trade craft.
The idiots at CNN don’t seem to know the difference between REQUESTING an absentee ballot, vs indiscriminately sending out millions of ballots to every person who ever lived and their cats and dogs.
There is a difference between a absentee ballot that they are wanting and a mail-in ballot. Do they think we are dumb-asses?
There is a HUGE difference in an absentee ballot for an absentee ballot you have to apply for it and sign with an ID number, mail in ballots are just sent out to EVERYONE on the voter rolls alive or dead, relocated or not ballots just out there everywhere SO you are dead wrong it is NOT THE SAME THING!!
There was a hit piece written in a local Austin paper that said the same thing about Governor Abbott and The Lt. Governor. They did absentee ballots which is supported here in Texas if you meet the requirements which they did.
Exactly! Those who get mail-in ballots could get multiple counterfeit ballots sent to them by the Democrat party. They can vote for dead people, still on the voter roles.
These are absentee ballots. This is fake news. CNN is playing games.
Wrong they requested absentee ballots. Big difference between the two. You have to request absentee ballots, and provide a reason for you to receive an absentee ballot. Main in ballots on the other hand just arrive at peoples doors, and they may be for someone who doesn’t live at that address anymore. So anyone can fill them out and mail them in.
conflating absentee ballots with universal mail-in ballots is purposely being pushed by the FakeNewsMSM worldwide...
how to get the truth out, that is the question?
Note the weasel-wording in that loaded statement.
Huh ? Could you please explain what that means ???
CNN is ATT
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Tell me you didnt actually believe what CNN said...
“President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump requested mail-in ballots...”
The magic word is REQUESTED.
This is the primary. If he hopped on Air force One to go vote for himself, Dems would scream...It cost us taxpayers a million dollars for President Trump to vote for himself.
liar and propagandist for fake news @CNN
I have absentee ballots also... they are not mail in ballots... for cryin out loud....
those mail in are sent out willy nilly to anyone...even more feely than the ads you get in the mail..
to get absentee ballots you have to fill out the form ... you have to have a reason...
and I think there should still be ID required to vote.
Yes, the Trumps travel a lot. It comes with the job.
I got an absentee ballot for the Nov. 1970 elections since I was scheduled to go to S. Vietnam for two weeks (which became 5 due to a typhoon and week in Cambodia. Wouldn’t have made it home in time for the election.
Nothing wrong with absentee ballots if done legally and properly. It’s the mail in ballots that the Dems want to corrupt, and will given a chance.
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