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Someone Must Have Told Trump Who Lives in Florida, Because He Supports Mail-In Voting There Now

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Arizona, you might be next.
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Trump encourages mail voting in key battleground Florida

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WASHINGTON - In an abrupt reversal, President Donald Trump now is encouraging voters in the critical swing state of Florida to vote by mail after months of criticizing the practice, and only days after threatening to sue Nevada over a new vote-by-mail law.
His encouragement follows a surge in Democratic requests to vote for mail in Florida. Democrats currently have about 1.9 million Floridians signed up to vote by mail this November, almost 600,000 more than the Republicans' 1.3 million, according to the Florida Secretary of State.
In 2016, both sides had about 1.3 million signed up before...
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New York Democrats' Bitter Ballot Fight Fuels Mail-in Voting Worries

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A drawn-out New York City Democratic primary fight over the validity of thousands of disqualified votes has the candidates trading bitter accusations and may also be helping fuel President Donald Trump's attacks on expanded mail-in voting in some states.
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The Trailer: What to watch in today's primaries

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In this edition: All the primaries to watch today, the latest vote-by-mail dramas in key states, and a look at the Trump campaign's new ad strategy.
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Trump Says Mail-In Elections Are Corrupt, Except Where He Votes By Mail

Trump Says Mail-In Elections Are Corrupt, Except Where He Votes By Mail

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The president has repeatedly claimed mail-in voting is fraudulent as record numbers of Americans are set to vote by mail because of the pandemic.
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States Need Federal Help to Ensure Smooth Election, Panel Told

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States can assure the integrity of their voting systems by Election Day in November and cope with the deluge of mail-in ballots prompted by the coronavirus pandemic but will need federal help to get it done, witnesses told a House subcommittee on Tuesday.
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Trump Pauses Attacks on Vote-by-Mail to Praise Florida's System

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President Donald Trump paused his attacks on mail-in voting to unequivocally tout it for his adopted home state of Florida on Tuesday, where Democrats have outpaced Republicans in seeking absentee ballots and where his rival Joe Biden is leading in some polls.
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Trump changes course on vote-by-mail - in Florida

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After weeks of attempting to discredit vote-by-mail, President Trump appears to be changing his tune - at least in Florida.
Trump encouraged voters in the Sunshine State to send their ballots in by mail in a tweet Tuesday afternoon in which he called Florida's election system “safe and secure.”
“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 , so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail!” Trump wrote .
Minutes later, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh...
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Trump sows confusion with tweet urging ‘vote by mail' in Florida

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WASHINGTON - After weeks of railing against what he claimed were the potential risks of voting by mail, President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged voters in at least one Republican state - Florida - to vote by any means.
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Leader of major postal union calls Trump's unfounded campaign against mail-in voting an 'assault on the US Constitution'

Leader of major postal union calls Trump's unfounded campaign against mail-in voting an 'assault on the US Constitution'

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In a scathing statement on Monday, the president of the American Postal Workers Union blasted President Trump's criticisms of mail-in voting and his suggestion to delay the Presidential election.
Mark Dimondstein warned that the administration's "ongoing attempt to discredit 'vote-by-mail' and demonize postal workers is wrong and heads us down a dangerous path toward dictatorship."
There is no evidence that absentee voting leads to more fraud, as Trump claims, and Dimondstein encouraged voters to "enthusiastically embrace voting by mail."
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Trump backtracks on mail-in voting, says it's OK to do in Florida

Trump backtracks on mail-in voting, says it's OK to do in Florida

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday reversed his opposition to mail-in voting - at least in one crucial battleground state - after railing against the practice for months amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True,” Trump wrote in a tweet. “Florida's Voting system has been cleaned up , so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail! MAGA”
The tweet represented a remarkable change in tune for the president, who has himself voted by mail in Florida but has aggressively...
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In apparent reversal, Trump encourages Floridians to vote by mail

In apparent reversal, Trump encourages Floridians to vote by mail

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After repeatedly seeking to discredit mail-in voting, President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed Florida's election system is "safe and secure" and encourages Floridians to vote by mail.
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