LIVE: Donald Trump vows to sue Nevada over mail-in voting
The American president said this during a press conference at the White House.
President Trump promised on Monday that he will sue the state of Nevada, whose lawmakers passed a law according to which every voter will receive a ballot paper by mail in the presidential elections in November due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The American president has repeatedly argued, without providing evidence, that a mail-order vote would lead to massive fraud. Donald Trump tweeted that the passed law is «illegal night coup» and told reporters that his administration was already preparing a lawsuit.
«We’ll be suing in Nevada. This has already been taken care of and we will probably serve something tomorrow», – Donald Trump said during a White House briefing.
Governor Steve Sisolak signs a bill that makes Nevada the seventh state to send ballots to all registered voters to vote on November 3.
Utah, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington are already holding their elections solely by mail, while California and Vermont have taken such a step this year due to the pandemic..
Trump told reporters that he has the right to issue an executive order regarding voting by mail, but did not specify what its content would be..
«We haven’t gotten to this yet», – noted the American president.
Majority of states have expanded mail-order voting capabilities to avoid spread of coronavirus in polling stations on election day.
«I don’t think the post is ready for this», – added Donald Trump, referring to the expected increase in mail-order voters in the 2020 election.
Democrats and human rights groups have warned that the postal austerity measures approved by the Trump campaign donor – by the chief postmaster of the United States, may result in delays in service while the vote by mail increases.
Election experts note electoral fraud, including mail-order incidents, is extremely rare.
Trump, who is behind Joe Biden in polls, has repeatedly raised the issue of election integrity. Last week he offered to postpone them due to the likelihood of fraud, although he does not have the authority to do so..