White House responded to Trump encouraging voting by mail in Florida after criticizing it for months

President Donald Trump has suffered a mood swing and now instead of criticizing he is supporting and encouraging voters in the state of Florida to vote by mail. He is doing just the opposite after criticizing this practice for months and only days after threatening to sue Nevada over a new vote-by-mail law. Sounds weird and confusing? Yes, maybe. 

His encouragement and support process follows up a surge in Democratic requests to vote through mail-in Florida.

Democrats currently have 1.9 million Floridians who are signed up to vote by mail this November. And, according to the Florida Secretary of State, almost 600,000 more the Republicans 1.3 million.  

Trump tweeted on Tuesday saying “Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is safe and secure, tried and true. Florida’s Voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated Democrats attempts at change), so in Florida, I encourage all to request a Ballot and Vote by Mail!”

White House responded to Trump encouraging voting by mail in Florida after criticizing it for months
White House responded to Trump encouraging voting by mail in Florida after criticizing it for months

While the White House rejected the notion that the president has changed his views. Instead, she said that he supports absentee voting by mail for a reason, as opposed to states mailing out ballots to all voters regardless of whether they requested them.

According to most of the election officials, there is very little effective difference between absentee voting and voting by mail. 

During this year’s elections, most of the voters choose to vote by mail, and several states relaxed restrictions for voting absentee through the mail. Plus, Trump himself voted through the mail in the Florida primary earlier this year.

The bill passed on Sunday was signed into law on Monday by Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat.




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