Trump's Accusing Nevada of Pulling an 'Illegal' Coup to Make Voting Easier - 2020-08-03
President Trump accused Nevada lawmakers of an "illegal late night coup" on Monday after they passed legislation to make it easier to vote in the state during the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump ranted that they are "using Covid to steal the state," before threatening a lawsuit. The attacks are Trump's latest false and dangerous claims that the election is being rigged against him, sowing chaos and distrust of the 2020 election results.
Trump was responding to a Sunday vote by the Nevada Legislature that made it easier to vote in person and by mail in the state heading into November's elections. The legislation, which is expected to be signed into law by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, will make the state send mail ballots to every registered voter and guarantee a minimum number of early voting and Election-Day voting sites for those who want to vote in person. It also allows organizations to collect sealed ballots to return them, and makes it easier for voters to clear up any claims that their signature on their ballot doesn't match what's on file, among other changes.