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Trump casts early ballot in Florida, heads to three crucial swing states

Trump casts early ballot in Florida, heads to three crucial swing states
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President TrumpDonald TrumpUS gives examples of possible sanctions relief to Iran GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House passes bill aimed at stopping future Trump travel ban MORE voted early in his adopted home state of Florida on Saturday before embarking on a multistate swing to crucial battlegrounds.

Trump voted in person at the Palm Beach County main library near his West Palm Beach golf club. He later told reporters the vote was “very secure” and that he “voted for a guy named Trump.” 

Early voting began in Florida on Monday, a day when more than 350,000 ballots were cast, breaking the previous record for the first day of early voting.

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The Sunshine State’s 29 electoral votes are set to play a key role in deciding the victor of this year's presidential race. Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenCornyn, Sinema to introduce bill aimed at addressing border surge Harris to travel to Northern Triangle region in June Biden expected to formally recognize Armenian Genocide: report MORE does not necessarily have to win Florida to win the White House, though Trump’s path to reelection narrows significantly if he fails to take the state.

Trump won the state by roughly 113,000 votes over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE in 2016. But several consecutive polls have shown Biden with a narrow lead there heading toward Election Day.

The president held events in Ocala and Sanford to gin up support in Florida this week, and he changed his primary residence to the state last year.

Trump is also holding rallies in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin on Saturday, three other battlegrounds where polls show him either trailing or running neck and neck with Biden. 

Trump’s Saturday schedule reflects the frenetic pace with which he will crisscross the country in the final sprint to Election Day as his campaign tries to hit as many battlegrounds as possible.

The president is holding events in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska between Monday and Tuesday alone.