Trump requests mail-in ballot to vote in Palm Beach Municipal election

The report claimed that Trump had requested an absentee mail-in ballot nearly a week after the deadline to receive one in the mail, meaning either he or a designee must pick it up in person.

PRO-TRUMP demonstrators display signs of support as the presidential motorcade drives to Palm Beach International Airport, in Florida on January 5. (photo credit: REUTERS//TOM BRENNER)
PRO-TRUMP demonstrators display signs of support as the presidential motorcade drives to Palm Beach International Airport, in Florida on January 5.
(photo credit: REUTERS//TOM BRENNER)
Despite former US President Donald Trump's history of making false claims regarding the accuracy of mail-in voting, he has reportedly returned to voting by mail ahead of municipal elections for Palm Beach, Florida, according to a report published on Monday by the Palm Beach Post.
The report claimed that Trump had requested an absentee mail-in ballot nearly a week after the deadline to receive one in the mail, meaning that either he or a designee would be obligated to pick up the ballot in person.
The report said it was "likely" that Trump would have an associate pick up the ballot, as he did for the presidential primary in March of 2020, and for the August primary.
The Post also noted that former first lady Melania Trump had not requested a mail ballot.
During the run-up to the 2020 election, Trump repeatedly blasted - and even sued against - the idea of universal mail-in voting, where elections offices would automatically mail ballots for registered voters to fill in if they wished to vote my mail.
He did this despite the well-known dangers of gathering in large crowds for prolonged periods of time during an explosion of coronavirus cases and deaths in the US, and his own history of voting by mail in previous elections and primaries.