President Donald Trump casts his ballot early and in-person in Florida

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump

With 10 days to go in the campaign, about 54.2 million Americans have already cast early ballots, a pace that could lead to the highest voter turnout in more than a century, according to data from the U.S. Elections Project.

After emerging from voting early in-person in Florida, President Trump continued to try to cast doubt on mail-in voting, saying his chosen method was "much more secure".

"I hear we're doing very well in Florida, and we're doing very well, I hear, every place else", Trump said Saturday after voting in West Palm Beach.

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On Thursday, 12 days before the election, early voting surpassed the total number of early votes cast in 2016. Several hundred supporters gathered with flags and signs outside the library where he voted, chanting: "Four more years". Trump plans to head to three of those after voting, holding rallies in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Former president Barack Obama will campaign in Florida, making his second appearance on behalf of his former vice-president after a stop in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. After months of criticizing vote-by-mail, Trump even requested a mail-in ballot for Florida's primary election that was sent to his Mar-a-Lago residence in August and flip-flopped about the safety of mail-in voting in the battleground state.

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Obama, still popular in the party almost four years after leaving office, delivered a blistering attack on Trump's leadership when he made his 2020 campaign-trail debut in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

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