74ºF

President says he 'voted for a guy named Trump’ after casting ballot in West Palm Beach

President Donald Trump talks with reporters after casting his ballot in the presidential election, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump talks with reporters after casting his ballot in the presidential election, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump arrived at the Palm Beach County main library, an early voting location in West Palm Beach, to cast his ballot Saturday morning. He’s the first sitting U.S. president to do so in the State of Florida.

Last year, Trump changed his home address from New York to Florida.

The President arrived shortly after 10 a.m. and. after casting his vote, walked out of the polling location with Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link.

He stopped to speak with reporters and mentioned his choice to vote in person.

“It was a very secure vote, much more secure than when you send in a ballot. I can tell you that. Everything was perfect, very strict. Right by the rules. When you send in your ballot, it can never be like that. It can never be secure like that and they’ve done a fantastic job over here," he said.

When asked by a reporter who he voted for, Trump replied, “I voted for a guy named Trump.”

After visiting The Villages and Pensacola on Friday, Trump stayed at his Mar-a-Lago resort overnight before voting Saturday and continuing on the campaign trail in another battleground state, North Carolina.

Florida’s 29 electoral votes are clearly a key prize given the time both campaigns have spent in the state as election day on Nov. 3 has inched closer.


About the Authors: