CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation Monday to mail all of the state’s active voters ballots ahead of the November election, a move being criticized by President Donald Trump, who promised a lawsuit to block the action.
“This bill will enable election officials to continue to support the safest, most accessible election possible under these unprecedented circumstances,” Sisolak, a Democrat, said in a statement.
Nevada joins seven states that plan to automatically send voters mail ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic, including California and Vermont, which moved earlier this summer to adopt automatic mail ballot policies.
The plan drew criticism from Trump after making its way through the Legislature over the weekend. The president has long claimed that mail ballots would compromise the integrity of the election, but the consensus among experts is that all forms of voter fraud are rare.