Donald Trump has apparently changed his mind about mail-in voting – at least in Florida. After weeks of claiming the mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud, he made an about face on Tuesday.
Trump tweeted, “Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True.”
Later on Tuesday during a news conference, he was asked about mail-in voting in Florida. Trump said, “So Florida’s got a great Republican governor. And it had a great Republican governor [before that] …and over a long period of time they’ve been able to get the absentee ballots done extremely professionally. Florida’s different from other states.” (Tampa Bay Times)
- Maybe Trump realized that it might be hard for some of his older supporters to get out to vote in a state ravaged by COVID-19.
- This makes no sense. If it’s OK in Florida, it should be OK in the other 49 states.
- Trump seems more desperate than ever these days.