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US election 2020: Melania Trump wears $4,500 Gucci dress while voting in Florida

The first lady made her way to a polling centre in the swing state

The US first lady, Melania Trump has cast her vote, stopping in at a voting centre in Palm Beach, Florida, close to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

Melania sported a $4,500 chain-print Gucci dress while voting in the swing state.

Asked why she didn’t vote with the Republican president last week, the First Lady told reporters on Tuesday: “It’s Election Day so I wanted to come here to vote today for the election.”

The first lady waved and smiled at reporters.

She was the only person not wearing a mask when she entered the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Centre to vote, presumably for her husband.

It’s unclear if she wore a face covering inside the voting centre.

Fake Melania theory?

Recently, there were "Fake Melania" conspiracy theories floating around social media after a photo showed President Trump boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House en route to the presidential debate in Nashville.

Alongside him was Melania, wearing dark sunglasses and her hair loose around her face, smiling for the waiting cameras.

But the photo is now at the centre of a raging internet debate among many who believe that the woman in the picture is not Melania at all.

Conspiracy theorists believe that the president regularly hires a body double to step in for his wife when she does not wish to accompany him on campaign trips and official duties – with theorists first floating this theory in October 2017.

Updated: November 4, 2020 11:45 AM

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