“Trump threatens lawsuit to block mail-in voting in Nevada”


President Donald Trump threatened legal action Monday after Nevada’s legislature passed a bill to mail ballots to all active voters, suggesting that the measure would make it impossible for Republicans to win there in November’s general election.

“In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the state,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Post Office could never handle the Traffic of Mail-In Votes without preparation. Using Covid to steal the state. See you in Court!”

The president’s social media post came after Nevada state lawmakers approved legislation on Sunday to automatically send mail-in ballots to voters. Nevada Gov. Stephen Sisolak, a Democrat, is expected to sign the legislation into law.

Trump has aggressively advocated for in-person voting in recent months even as statelevel election officials move expand mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, which many fear could be easily spread at polling places.

The president argued in April that mail-in voting “doesn’t work out well for Republicans,” and has repeatedly claimed the ballot-casting practice results in widespread incidents of voter fraud.

But Republican political operatives have embraced vote-by-mail, and a recent study found that it does not benefit one party over another.


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