President Trump casts his vote and lashes out at mail-in ballots

America holds its breath: President Trump casts his vote and lashes out at mail-in ballots as poll shows Joe Biden eight points clear in White House race's closing stagesUS President Trump yesterday v

President Trump casts his vote and lashes out at mail-in ballots

America holds its breath: President Trump casts his vote and lashes out at mail-in ballots as poll shows Joe Biden eight points clear in White House race's closing stages

  • US President Trump yesterday voted in Palm Beach County Main Library
  • He again lashed out at mail-in voting which he warned 'could fall victim to fraud'
  • Latest polls show Mr Biden, 77, ahead in the race for the White House. An Ipsos poll yesterday had Mr Biden in front by eight points

US President Donald Trump cast his vote yesterday and joked that he ‘voted for a guy named Trump’.

The 74-year-old, who has previously described postal voting as corrupt, went to Palm Beach County Main Library and left saying: ‘It was a very secure vote. Everything was perfect.’

However, he again lashed out at mail-in voting which he warned ‘could fall victim to fraud and cost me the election’, adding: ‘You cannot have security like this with mail-in votes.’

Just days after appearing to snatch her hand away from Mr Trump’s palm after the Presidential TV debate on Thursday, First Lady Melania was noticeably absent from the trip to Florida. 

A White House spokesman said he had ‘no idea’ when she would vote.

Florida is one of many states which have opened for early in-person voting because of the pandemic and Mr Trump is among millions of Americans who have already voted ahead of the November 3 election.

Donald Trump described his vote at a Florida library yesterday as 'very secure,' after claiming the postal voting system was corrupt

Donald Trump described his vote at a Florida library yesterday as 'very secure,' after claiming the postal voting system was corrupt

Thousands of people waited patiently on the streets of New York yesterday. It was the first time the state has ever been allowed to vote early

Thousands of people waited patiently on the streets of New York yesterday. It was the first time the state has ever been allowed to vote early

More than 85 million mail-in ballots have been requested, with 46 per cent of those planning to vote for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Latest polls show Mr Biden, 77, ahead in the race for the White House. An Ipsos poll yesterday had Mr Biden in front by eight points.

Facing defeat, Mr Trump set off on a whirlwind tour of battleground states. 

Joe Biden, pictured at a drive-in rally at Dallas High School Pennsylvania yesterday, is ahead in the race for the White House. An Ipsos poll had Mr Biden in front by eight points.

Joe Biden, pictured at a drive-in rally at Dallas High School Pennsylvania yesterday, is ahead in the race for the White House. An Ipsos poll had Mr Biden in front by eight points.

Vice President Mike Pence was in Tallahassee, Florida's state capital, as the race for the White House heats up

Vice President Mike Pence was in Tallahassee, Florida's state capital, as the race for the White House heats up 

He told a cheering crowd in Lumberton, North Carolina: ‘The polls are so wrong. We’re going to get four more years.’

Citing inaccurate polls during the last election in 2016, he defiantly added: ‘They showed me losing last time. I apologised to my wife saying, “I’m not used to losing.” Then I won. Now the polls are much closer. They’ve all got it wrong.’

Mr Trump, who spent three days in hospital after contracting coronavirus, also revealed that his son Barron, 14, tested positive for Covid before testing negative ‘15 minutes later’, adding: ‘He has a very strong immune system.’

Voters were seen queuing on the streets of New York yesterday morning.

Senator Kamala Harris spoke at a campaign event in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, as Americans cast early votes for their next president

Senator Kamala Harris spoke at a campaign event in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, as Americans cast early votes for their next president

Some sat in folding chairs as they waited for the polls to open in New York, as the state marked a historic election by voting early for the first time

Some sat in folding chairs as they waited for the polls to open in New York, as the state marked a historic election by voting early for the first time

Thousands were spotted patiently waiting at locations across the city and state, wearing face masks and practicing social distancing as they stood on line or sat in folding chairs brought in anticipation of long waits.

Yesterday marked the first time that New York State have ever been allowed to vote early, the result of concerns about safety while the coronavirus pandemic continues. 

Meanwhile, Good Morning Britain presenter and Mail on Sunday columnist Piers Morgan appears to have healed his rift with Mr Trump, tweeting yesterday that they had enjoyed a 25-minute phone call.

‘His last words? “Piers, I’m going to win,”’ tweeted Mr Morgan.

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