President TrumpTrump voted early Saturday in his adopted state of Florida before embarking on a multi-state swing towards crucial battlefields.
Trump voted in person at the Palm Beach County Main Library near his West Palm Beach Golf Club. He later told reporters the vote was “very safe” and that he “voted for a guy named Trump.”
Early voting began in Florida on Monday, a day more than 350,000 votes were cast, breaking the previous record for the first day of early voting.
The Sunshine State’s 29 electoral votes are expected to play a key role in deciding who will win this year’s presidential race. Democratic candidate Joe bidenJoe BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs To Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee On Nov. 17 Sanders Responds To Trump Attack On “ Socialized Medicine ” Senate GOP To Drop Documentary Series Days Before Elections Hitting China, Democrats on coronavirus MORE doesn’t necessarily have to win Florida to win the White House, although Trump’s path to re-election will narrow considerably if he fails to take the state.
Trump won the state by around 113,000 votes Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBon Jovi to Campaign with Biden in Pennsylvania Hill’s Campaign Report: Spending Wars 2020 | Biden seeks to clean up oil comments | Debate odds are in Biden with key union support READ MORE in 2016. But several back-to-back polls showed Biden a narrow lead heading towards election day.
The president held events in Ocala and Sanford to gain support in Florida this week, and he changed his primary residence to state last year.
Trump is also holding rallies in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin on Saturday, three other battlegrounds where polls show him either lagging behind or neck and neck with Biden.
Trump’s Saturday schedule reflects the breakneck pace with which he will crisscross the country in the final sprint until Election Day as his campaign tries to touch as many battlefields as possible.
The president hosts events in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska between Monday and Tuesday only.