President Trump Issues Challenge To Nevada Over Mail-In Voting
President Donald Trump threatened a lawsuit against the state of Nevada on Monday, after they passed a mail-in voting bill on Sunday night.
Most Nevada Voting To Be By Mail
Nevada Democrats held a special legislative session on Sunday night, ensuring the presidential election in November would be mostly done by mail-in voting. Assembly Bill 4, one of Governor Steve Sisolak’s “top items” on his special session agenda.
The legislation will give every single voter a mail-in ballot, and even allow so-called “proxy voting,” where the disabled, elderly, and infirm, can nominate somebody else to go to the ballot box and fill in their vote for them. Scott Hammond, a Republican State Senator representating Las Vegas, described the bill as “an assault on the Constitution.”
Cannizzaro: “This Bill Is Not An Opportunity To Create Fraud”
Despite the protests from Republicans, the bill was passed within minutes, and is expected to be signed by Governor Sisolak soon, as the first bill of Nevada’s 32nd special legislative session.
Nicol Cannizzaro, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader, called Hammond a “partisan hack” for his criticism.
“We should be doing everything we can to allow people to vote and vote safely,” Cannizzaro continued in her speech to the Senate. “This bill is absolutely not an opportunity to create fraud in our elections, our to allow for ballot harvesting.”
“See You In Court!”
President Trump was not at all impressed with the behavior from the Nevada Democrats.
“In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the state,” the President tweeted early Monday morning, including an image of his supporters protesting the bill.
“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 continued.
In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the state. Post Office could never handle the Traffic of Mail-In Votes without preparation. Using Covid to steal the state. See you in Court! https://t.co/cNSPINgCY7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2020
I couldn’t agree more with the President’s analysis. This is absolutely Democrats trying to keep Republicans from winning the state. In the UK, where we have postal voting and proxy voting, but very secure paper ballots, practically every single instance of voter fraud comes through those methods. We have to keep this democracy secure!