President Donald Trump’s election-campaign campaign followed his plan to almost complete the November election by mail-in ballot through his threats to sue Nevada on Tuesday night.
The suit, which claims such statewide voting by mail, is unconstitutional, comes a day after the Nevada government. Steve Sisolak signed a bill that would facilitate mail-in voting for most people in the state, which would include a limited number of in-person.
Trump has been railing against mail-in voting since spring, arguing that it invites voter fraud. According to numerous investigations and studies, there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the United States.
President threatened in May Twitter “Deposit of funds to the state” to vote by post.
The suit, filed in the US District Court of Nevada, contends that the law signed by Sisolak will inevitably mean voters should no longer weigh in before election day and that there may be a delay in the counting of US posts. Delayed service will result in delayed elections ahead of a reasonable timeframe.
Nevada law “violates the valid federal laws that require election officials to accept and count the votes received after Election Day, even when those ballots lack objective evidence that the voter would have them Vote on or before election day, ”the lawsuit states. “In essence, AB4 effectively adjourns and advances Nevada’s 2020 general election before Congressional-established Election Day.”
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to a request to comment Tuesday night.
The bill, which pledges that each Nevada will receive a ballot by post, came by mail in response to the ongoing coronary virus epidemic in March to keep the state’s June primary in March in the wake of Nevada state secretary Barbara Segwske’s decision.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Trump campaign as well as the Republican National Committee and the Nevada Republican Party. It rejects Nevada law because, it says, the law was “a straight-party-line vote taken on Sunday afternoon”.
The suit argues that because some counties in Nevada preside over elections, residents’ votes may be treated differently from where they live.
The claim also underscored the president’s own concerns with mail-in voting saying that despite their use of absentee ballots, they invite fraud. It cites examples of ballots found in litter and randomly filled in mailboxes. Voter fraud in Nevada, the suit claims, is “unavoidable.”
But there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud, by mail or otherwise.
In March, Trump said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” that the Democratic Party Efforts to make voting easier and more comprehensive will affect Republicans. The president said, “They had a level of voting, if you ever agree to it, you won’t be a re-elected Republican in this country.”
The filing is a decision that Nevada’s mail-in-voting law is unconstitutional under federal election law and the Fourteenth Amendment of equal protection for citizens.