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Donald Trump threatens to sue Nevada to stop mail-in ballots

President Trump vowed on Monday to sue Nevada after the state’s Democratic lawmakers passed a bill to send mail-in ballots to every voter before November’s presidential election in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Trump, who has repeatedly claimed without evidence that voting by mail will lead to rampant fraud, wrote on Twitter that the legislation approved on Sunday was an “illegal late night coup” and told reporters his administration was already preparing a lawsuit.

“We will be suing in Nevada. And that’s already been taken care of, we’ll probably file something tomorrow,” he said during a White House briefing.

The state’s Democratic governor, Steve Sisolak, signed the bill, making Nevada the seventh state to send ballots to all registered voters for the Nov 3 election between Mr Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Utah, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington already conduct their elections entirely by mail, while California and Vermont have decided to do so this year due to the pandemic.

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