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As he attacks mail-in votes, Trump and the first lady requested absentee ballots in Florida

The Washington Post reports:

On Thursday, President Trump repeated his attacks against mail balloting, saying it would lead to “the greatest rigged election in history” and “the greatest fraud ever perpetrated.”

At the same time, his own absentee ballot to vote in Florida’s primary election on Tuesday was en route to Mar-a-Lago. According to the Palm Beach County elections website, the president and first lady Melania Trump both requested absentee ballots on Wednesday.

Trump has voted absentee at least twice before. But his latest ballot request comes amid escalating attacks on mail voting by the president and his administration. On Thursday, Trump said that he opposes an emergency bailout for the U.S. Postal Service and election aid for states to restrict how many Americans can vote by mail. [Continue reading…]

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