WH Spox Says Mail-In Voting Rife With Fraud, Has Voted By Mail 11 Times

Sarah Shaiman

McEnany falsely claimed that her vote was an absentee vote when in reality Florida has mail-in voting.

As Democrats move toward more inclusive voting practices during the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump Administration has been outspoken in its disapproval for mail-in voting. However, according to a Tampa Bay Times report, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has voted by mail 11 times in 10 years in the state of Florida. 

  • President Trump’s latest press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, has insisted that mail in voting is often fraudulent.
  • She voted by mail in the 2020 primary.
  • McEnany claimed it is fine for the president to vote by mail saying, “The president is, after all, the president, which means he’s here in Washington. He’s unable to cast his vote down in Florida, his state of residence.”

McEnany said in a statement, “Absentee voting has the word absent in it for a reason. It means you’re absent from the jurisdiction or unable to vote in person. President Trump is against the Democrat plan to politicize the coronavirus and expand mass mail-in voting without a reason, which has a high propensity for voter fraud. This is a simple distinction that the media fails to grasp.”

However, Florida does not require a reason for mail-in voting. 

As the Trump Administration circulates fears of fraud that threaten the integrity of US elections, it should be noted that actual instances of voter fraud in the US is nominally low, and these claims are largely unsubstantiated and partisan in nature. 

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