Trump has repeatedly said that mail-in voting is plagued with problems, and has moved to suppress its use in the forthcoming presidential election.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump requested mail-in ballots for Florida’s primary election, according to multiple news reports.
The request is despite the president’s frequent comments that mail-in votes are plagued with problems, and his attempts to disrupt its use int he November presidential election.
Trump and Melania requested the ballots ahead of Tuesday’s election, according to CNN and USA Today, citing election records in Palm Beach County.
The elections include votes for county sheriffs, tax collectors, and county commissioners, as well as school board races and votes for the state attorney. State legislature and U.S. House primaries are also on the ballot.
The outlets said he asked for the mail-in ballots to arrive at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, which is listed as his official permanent residence.
According to USA Today, they applied so close to the vote that the ballot will have to be picked up, rather than mailed to the Florida address.
Trump has recently railed against in-mail voting, claiming that is widespread use will open the electoral process to fraud.
However, he has made a different argument for Florida’s voting system, which he claims is not vulnerable to those problems.
Experts say that mail-in voting in general is safe, and that cases of fraud are extremely rare. There is no evidence that expanding voting by mail will hurt or benefit either the Democratic or Republican party.
On Thursday, he said that he would block funding to the already cast-strapped US Postal Service in order to further disrupt the practice.
He then walked back that apparent threat, saying he would not veto a coronavirus bill that included funding for the USPS.
Mail-in voting is a longstanding practice int he US. But its use is expected to expand vastly this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
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In July, Trump suggested that the US should delay the November election because “Universal Mail-In Voting” would make it “the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history.”
Trump does not have the power to delay an election, and quickly dropped the idea after widespread opposition.
In July, he called mail-in ballots “a formula for RIGGING an Election.”
In an apparently contradictory stance, Trump claims that mail-in voting in Florida is not a problem. 
He described the state’s mail-in voting system in a tweet earlier this month as “safe and secure, tried and true.”
And he then wrote that “I encourage all to request a ballot and vote by mail.”
Florida is key to Trump’s re-election, and Republicans had warned Trump that his skepticism of mail-in voting could discourage his voters there from casting their ballot.
Trump also used mail-in voting there during the state’s February 2020 primary.
A number of Trump administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, have used mail-in voting across the country in recent years.
More than 20 of his officials, family members and campaign team staff are known to have done so.