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In the year 2016, 33 million Americans voted by mail, and Donald Trump has requested voting through absentee ballot twice in 2020.

During the Democratic National Convention, Sen. Cortez Masto made this factually accurate claim about voting by mail and President Trump.

During a speech at the DNC, Sen. Cortez Masto said that 33 million Americans voted by mail and that the President himself voted through absentee ballot. One-quarter of all votes (33 million) were sent in by mail in 2016 while a combined total of 54 million people voted by means od absentee ballot, mail voting, or by early ballots.

U.S President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had opted for an absentee ballot in 2020 from the Palm Beach electoral office in 2020, twice. First was for the Republican Presidential primaries voting in Florida where the ballots were mailed to his address, the Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach County, Florida. Again in August 2020, the duo applied for an absentee ballot for the U.S Presidential elections for November 2020. Donald Trump has opposed mail-in ballots as he believed that it was a move by the Democrats to tamper with the U.S electoral process but, he believes that it was safe for people in Florida to opt for an absentee ballot or mail-in ballot as the electoral system in the state was clean.

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