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Trump votes in Florida before heading to rallies in N.C., Ohio, Wis.

Oct. 24 — President Donald Trump voted in person at a library in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday morning before taking off for campaign stumps in three states.

Trump joked with reporters that he “voted for a guy named Trump,” and praised the election site as “very secure” and added, “It’s an honor to be voting.”

Trump traveled by motorcade from his residence at the Mar-a-Lago hotel, passing cheering supporters, to the Palm Beach County Main Library across the street from the Trump-owned West Palm Beach Golf Club.

The president wore a mask and voted with a paper ballot, according to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. Trump and first lady Melania Trump have voted by mail in previous election years.

Trump did not respond to a press question about when Melania Trump would be voting.

Early voting started Monday in Florida, a battleground state in the presidential campaign.

With 11 days until the election, 5.3 million ballots have been cast in Florida so far, including 3.5 million mail-in ballots. That’s 80% of the 6.6 million mail-in and early ballots returned in the 2016 election.

Republicans have been leading in Florida’s early voting with 803,667 votes to the Democrats’ 608,093. Independent and other early in-person voters total 323,123.

Trump hosted two rallies in Florida on Friday at airfields in The Villages and Pensacola, where he was supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis and a group of local Republican lawmakers who urged supporters to vote early.

“We need every single America-loving, constitution-following, God-fearing voter in the Pensacola Panhandle to vote before Nov. 3,” Rep. Alex Andrade said.

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On Saturday, Trump will appear in regional airport rallies at Lumberton, N.C., Circleville, Ohio, and Wausheka, Wis.

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Source: UPI

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