Donald Trump to vote early in Florida on Saturday

22 October 2020, 20:14

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump (Susan Walsh/AP)
Election 2020. Picture: PA

The president is now officially based in the state.

President Donald Trump plans to cast his ballot in person on Saturday, taking advantage of Florida’s early voting period.

The White House says the president will vote in West Palm Beach, a short drive from his Mar-a-Lago private club and, as of 2019, his official residence.

The club is located in the town of Palm Beach, which does not have any early voting locations.

A massive mural on Florida’s Turnpike shows President Donald Trump giving a thumbs-up as motorists (Joe Burbank/AP)
A massive mural on Florida’s Turnpike shows President Donald Trump giving a thumbs-up as motorists (Joe Burbank/AP)

Mr Trump moved his residence to Florida a year ago from New York, citing his frustration with New York’s political leadership.

He also hoped it would give him a boost in the critical battleground state.

His path to another term in the White House is virtually non-existent without a repeat victory in Florida.

By Press Association