As we inch closer to November, the mail-in voting controversy will get even hotter. And President Donald Trump remains very much against the concept.
Trump has railed against mail-in ballots in the past, citing the potential for widespread errors and even outright fraud.
And he continues to hold his forceful viewpoint — just ask the state of Nevada.
The state legislature just passed a bill that will send mail-in ballots to all voters before the presidential election on November 3.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske (the only elected Republican in Nevada) was against it, but she was quickly outvoted.
The GOP’s problem with the bill is that it expands on who can turn in ballots, and it allows Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak to alter any election process in a “state of emergency.”
The President sees the whole thing as “illegal,” however. As he said in a tweet today:
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!
This is after Trump called the legislation “outrageous” over the weekend.
Republicans and Democrats remain at odds over mail-in voting. Perhaps the biggest issue is that Democrats claim there is little evidence that says this procedure leads to fraud.
But on the flip side, Republicans say mail-in voting has never before been attempted on such a mass scale.
Furthermore, the GOP is concerned about “absentee” voting, as well as universal mail-in voting. The latter mans everyone gets a ballot regardless of whether or not they’re a registered voter.
This could lead to ballots going to people who have moved or who are deceased, and then the ballots could be fraudulently filled out.
As for Nevada, Trump believes they simply passed this rule so Democrats could remain in power indefinitely, and without any competition.
To many on the right, it does feel as if Democrats are attempting to squeeze out all dissension … and perhaps they see mail-in voting as a tool for that objective.
But no matter what, November is fast approaching. And the question of voting safely amid an ongoing pandemic will have to be answered.
- Nevada passed new legislation that would send mail-in ballots to residents before the presidential election on November 3.
- President Trump sees this as “illegal,” and nothing but a political maneuver to “steal the state.” He has also threatened legal action.
- Mail-in voting will become a bigger controversy the closer we get to the primary election.
Source: Fox News