Voter Fraud? Trump Tried To Register To Vote In FL Using An Out-Of-State Address
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Florida election records show President Donald Trump attempted to register to vote in Florida while claiming his “legal residence” was in Washington, D.C.
Trump’s September 2019 voter registration application listed his legal residence as 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, which is the address of the White House.
However, The Post noted that “Florida law requires voters to be legal residents of the state.”
The president resubmitted his application a month later, according to the report, which listed his address in Florida.
The Post , which obtained the records through a public records request, reported that Trump’s initial “voter application is dated Sept. 27, 2019,” the same day the president legally changed his residence to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach.
On one of his forms that day he was telling Florida officials that his “legal residence” was Washington, D.C., and on another he was saying he was a “bona fide resident” of Palm Beach.
A month passed before Trump filed the second voter registration application, this time listing 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach — the address of Mar-a-Lago — as his legal residence. There also was another difference: Trump’s original voter-registration directed election officials to send his registration materials to Mar-a-Lago in care of another person — Sean McCabe, a vice president and general manager of Trump Florida Properties in the neighboring city of West Palm Beach. (McCabe’s first name — Shawn — is misspelled.)
The Post reported that it is unclear what transpired in the month between Trump’s initial application filing and the second but said “It’s possible that Florida elections officials flagged the D.C. address on the application and may have requested a change or clarification.”
The newspaper also noted that Trump has “sent confusing signals about his official state of residence beyond the recent change on his Florida voter-registration forms.”
On Monday, he declared, “I live in Manhattan,” during a call with the nation’s governors about the response to unrest related to protests over the death of an unarmed black man who had been held down by police in Minneapolis.
Afterward, prominent Democratic lawyer Marc E. Elias tweeted: “Sounds like New York may have a good claim for taxes. And Florida for voter fraud.”
Trump has repeatedly claimed that allowing more Americans to vote by mail would invite voter fraud, making his Florida ordeal all the more interesting.