Trump Slammed for Using Address of the White House to Register to Vote in Florida After Copy of Registration Leaks
In 2019, President Donald Trump filed to move his residence from his longtime home of New York City to Palm Beach, Florida, where Trump's infamous Mar-a-Lago resort is located.
Trump recently voted as a Florida resident for the first time. Though he was in Palm Springs during its early voting period, Trump voted by mail—a process he's decried. The President has repeatedly claimed that expanded mail-in voting measures would lead to widespread voter fraud. There is no evidence that voter fraud has ever existed on a high enough level to influence an election.
Ironically enough, Trump inadvertently almost committed the very crime he sought to fight.
Trump's original Florida voter registration recently leaked. Though Florida voters are required to be official residents of the state, Trump listed a residence nearly 1000 miles away: The White House.
The Washington Post reported:
"The September 2019 registration application listed Trump's legal residence as 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, the location of the White House. That created a potential problem for Trump: Florida law requires voters to be legal residents of the state. A month later, Trump resubmitted his application to use a Florida address and in March he voted by mail in Florida's Republican primary."
It's unclear whether Trump thought he didn't need to be a resident of the state to vote there or if he just forgot that he was filling out a Florida voter registration form.
Either way Trump's Mar-a-Lago address has since been added to the form.
But the mockery soon set in.
Only Trump would make hills otherwise false claims of voter fraud not as false by committing voter registration fra… https://t.co/ljcIffuAww— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern)1591210621.0
@kylegriffin1 Sooooo @realDonaldTrump committed voter fraud? https://t.co/V2y4duI1uG— Jamie Schler (@Jamie Schler)1591206485.0
@kylegriffin1 bahahahahahhahaha— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin)1591213466.0
@kylegriffin1 Finally found that vote by mail election fraud he’s been screeching about— MisterZofter (@MisterZofter)1591203339.0
@kylegriffin1 this is the most MAGA thing ever— 𝚔𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚗 (@𝚔𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚗)1591204299.0
What's that phrase the President's supporters use?
@kylegriffin1 LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!— Pé (@Pé)1591203908.0
@kylegriffin1 Voter fraud! LOCK HIM UP— Art Martin (@Art Martin)1591203380.0
@kylegriffin1 https://t.co/FnNYMwAy31— Jeff (@Jeff)1591203453.0
Speaking of voter registration: Have you registered to vote?