In an abrupt reversal, President Donald Trump now is encouraging voters in the critical swing state of Florida to vote by mail after months of criticizing the practice. (August 4)
PRES. DONALD TRUMP: So Florida's got a great Republican governor, and it had a great Republican governor. It's got Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott, two great governors. And over a long period of time, they've been able to get the absentee ballots done extremely professionally. Florida is different from other states.
In Nevada, where you have a governor who said let's just send out millions of ballots, and the Post Office cannot be prepared. I haven't spoken to the Post Office about it, but I don't know how they could possibly be prepared. Florida has been working on this for years, and they have a very good system of mail-in. And that would be absentee or even beyond absentee.
So in the case of Florida, there aren't too many people that would qualify. They're so well run. Florida's a very well-run state, low taxes, low everything. They've done a great job, really a great job. And the two governors, between the both of them, they've really got a great system of absentee ballots and even in the case of mail-in ballots.
But this took years to do. This doesn't take weeks or months. In the case of Nevada, they're going to be voting in a matter of weeks, and you can't do that. I can't imagine the Post Office could do it. All of a sudden, they're supposed to be dealing in millions of ballots. But Florida has done a great job, and we have total confidence that if you mail in your ballot in Florida, it's going to matter.