“I voted for a guy named Trump,” he said smiling before the press before leaving one of the libraries authorized to vote in the state to which he changed his residence from his native New York.
“It is an honor to vote. To do it in this area that I know so well. We are going to do three great events today,” the president said, adding: “We are doing very well in Florida and everywhere.”
The voting center he went to is located a short distance from his private club Mar-a-Lago, which since 2019 became Trump’s official residence.
Frustrated by his lack of political leadership in his hometown, Donald Trump moved his residence to Florida from New York. He also hoped that the change of address would give him a boost in the electoral battle in that critical state, since his path to another term in the White House is difficult without a victory in Florida.
Nearly 55 million Americans have already cast their early vote, According to a count released Friday by the US Elections Project monitoring group, in an election conditioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
Compared to the total of 47 million people who voted four years ago in the period immediately prior to election day, this increased preliminary attendance also reflects the enormous interest that this electoral process arouses among the population.
This year 239.2 million people are eligible to vote and a rise in final votes is expected, amid the polarization of the campaign and the interest aroused by the dispute between Democrat Joe Biden and Trump.