President Trump Threatens To Sue Nevada For Expanding Voting By Mail

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday morning to threaten Nevada for expanding voting by mail, Politico reported.

On Sunday night, Nevada’s legislature passed a law that would result in every voter in the state automatically being mailed a ballot by default. Gov. Stephen Sisolak, a Democrat, is expected to sign the bill into law.

On Monday, Trump called the 11th-hour legislative action a “coup,” and appeared to obliquely threaten legal action.

“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!”

The above matter has become a hot-button political topic in the current election cycle due to the coronavirus pandemic. Before this year, five states — Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington — regularly mailed a ballot to every voter as a matter of course. Two other states — California and Vermont, along with the District of Columbia — have decided to do the same thing this election because of the COVID-19 pandemic, preferring to have voters cast their ballots by mail rather than risking having them. This is also to prevent officials from crowding into the same room and risking spreading the virus.

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The Trump administration and other Republicans have steadfastly resisted expanding vote-by-mail, alleging that doing so would open up the process to voter fraud. Trump, specifically, has even gone so far as to say that Democrats were using the process to “steal” the election.

As previously noted by The Inquisitr, Trump had suggested that expanding the vote-by-mail option would lead to the most fraudulent election in history. Last week, he suggested delaying the election because of such concerns.

Joe Biden, for his part, has suggested that Trump may yet use the possibility of fraud vis-a-vis mail-in voting as a basis for not accepting the results of the election, should he lose, according to USA Today.

Despite Trump’s claims that expanded mail-in voting would lead to a fraudulent election and/or that it works against Republicans, a recent study by the Democracy & Polarization Lab at Stanford University found that neither side benefits more than the other.

Similarly, documented cases of this type of fraud in the U.S. are exceptionally rare. In addition, states in which votes are taken entirely by mail have historically had very few such cases, as The New York Times reported.