The 2020 US presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested political competitions in recent memory, or in modern history as we know it.
A great deal of this vitriol comes to us from the bombastic attitude that Donald Trump has brought to Washington, kicking the figurative hornet’s nest of swamp-dwellers and career politicians into a frenzy. This isn’t your father’s Beltway anymore, and those who’ve grown comfortable in the Capitol over the course of the last several decades are now squirming in earnest.
And so they, the powers that be, are doing everything that they can to derail Trump’s reelection chances, hoping to prevent Trump from sticking around long enough to uproot them from their cushy little coves.
POTUS this week lashed out against what he saw as just such a scheme unfolding in the high desert state of Nevada.
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President Trump on Monday morning threatened legal action over a bill passed by the Nevada legislature to send mail-in ballots to all voters ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.
The legislature on Sunday pushed through the bill despite objections from Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, the only statewide Republican elected official, on a party-line vote. It would give Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak the power to command the secretary of state to adjust election procedures during a state of emergency.
The bill also expands who can turn in ballots, a provision many Republicans in the state said could open the door for ballot harvesting.
Trump’s tweet left little room for interpretation.
“In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the state,” Trump said in a tweet Monday. “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 far from the first time that President Trump has railed against the concept of mail-in voting, characterizing the process as rife for corruption and manipulation.
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