In attempt to protect its citizens from coronavirus as they vote in the November election, legislators in the state of Nevada passed a bill Sunday that would mandate mailing ballots to all registered voters in the state. The bill now heads to Gov. Steve Sisolak (D), who is expected to sign the legislation today, according to CBS News:
“Nevada will join seven states that plan on automatically sending voters mail ballots, including California and Vermont, which moved earlier this summer to adopt automatic mail ballot policies.”
As you’d expect, President Donald Trump was enraged by what Nevada did, and now he’s accusing the Gov. Sisolak of being part of a “late night coup” on Twitter:
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
The line about the Post Office not being able to handle so many ballots is incredibly ironic considering that the president’s handpicked Postmaster General has already begun cutting back on staffing and mail delivery in what many see as an attempt to benefit Trump and Republicans in the upcoming election. The fact that those cutbacks were instituted prior to November has raised many eyebrows.
However, since much of Trump’s support came from elderly voters in 2016, he and the GOP could be impacted if absentee ballots are delayed as a result of a slowdown by the new head of the Post Office.
Others on social media let Trump have it for his patently absurd accusations against Nevada and its governor:
in which our president admits that Republicans can’t win without suppressing the vote
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) August 3, 2020
They can’t handle the mail-in ballots because you are telling the post office to slow down the mail service. You are the one rigging the election because you want less people to vote.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) August 3, 2020
Mail-in votes are the same as absentee ballots. Trump and his entire family mail in their votes and will do so for this election. They just don’t want us the American people to mail in our votes because they want us to risk our lives with COVID-19 or not vote at all out of fear.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 3, 2020
The only people trying to steal elections are Republicans and Trump, with gerrymandering and voter suppression, because they cannot win without cheating or forcing people to risk their health/lives while voting.
— Steve Emerson (@Samurai100469) August 3, 2020
Trump tells the post office to slow down the mail.
Trump installed the new postmaster general – big trump donor.
Trump sends his supporters instructions on how to vote by mail.
You’ll lose. You are losing. Look at all 21 people in that photo. Phew.
— Outspoken (@Out5p0ken) August 3, 2020
How does mail-in voting make it impossible for Republicans to win the state? They can mail-in vote if they want to as well, you know.
And if the USPS can’t handle the volume then you should be working to shore up the USPS. Start doing so now and it will be fine by November.
— Mitch Guerkung (@mchgerkin) August 3, 2020
If voting by mail is such a terrible thing, why do Donald Trump and most of his family do it in every election? Should they be charged with voter fraud? If so, then by all means let’s start handing out the indictments and see how they react.
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