The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit against Nevada this week, accusing the state’s Democrats of trying to put “the democratic process at risk” with a new State Assembly bill that would mandate that every voter in the state get a ballot mailed to them.
The two national organizations have been joined in the suit by the Nevada Republican Party. The suit is part of the president’s ongoing efforts to block Democrats from turning the fall election into a universal mail-in event, complete with ballots being sent to everyone with a beating pulse (and sometimes without one).
In the lawsuit, Trump and Republicans argue that the bill violates the Constitution in several specific ways. Lawyers for the groups maintain that requiring election officials to accept and count ballots received after election day and allowing votes to actually be cast after election day – both of which are provisions in the bill – are in conflict with the law of the land.
“Democrats changed the rules of the game at the last minute to try and rig this election,” said RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel. “Nevadans saw the dangers of automatically mailing ballots during their June primary. The integrity of the election was at risk then, and it is even more so now. This bill will destroy the confidence every voter deserves to have in our elections.”
The Trump campaign sent out a press release saying that the new measure “makes voter fraud and other ineligible voting inevitable.”
In the lawsuit, Republicans argue: “Many of AB4’s provisions are head-scratching — particularly given the stark irregularities in Nevada’s June 2020 primary election, and because AB4 changes so many election laws so close to the 2020 general election.”
Nevada Democrats insist that arguments against universal mail-in balloting are invalid.
“It’s a sham meant to intimidate the states from pursuing voting access expansions,” said Nevada Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy. “As states fill the void of Trump’s leadership and begin to step up to the challenge of protecting both voters’ health and their constitutional right to vote, Trump and Republicans are throwing a fit. That is because Trump does not want to hear from the people, he knows what they will say.”
Well, it’s not that Trump doesn’t want to hear from the “people,” it’s that he doesn’t want to hear from “certain people.” Those certain people being ineligible voters, illegal aliens, dead people, and Democrats casting proxy ballots for harvested voters who can’t be bothered to head to the polls. This is the scenario that Republicans are worried about – and the very scenario that Democrats are working hard to make a reality.