LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — An early morning tweet storm from President Donald Trump began with an attack on attempts by Nevada's legislators to expand access to mail-in voting in the November General Election amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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The president re-tweeted his Nevada campaign co-chair Adam Laxalt's claim that Gov. Steve Sisolak and Democrats in the legislature were trying to steal the election with Assembly Bill 4.
In the tweet, the president called for "immediate litigation" from Nevada Republicans to block the legislation.
Gov. Steve Sisolak hadn't directly responded to Trump's latest tweet attacking efforts to expand voting access in Nevada but had addressed the issue of mail-in voting in a previous tweet aimed at the president.
In his tweet from late July, Sisolak said Nevada wouldn't postpone the November election, and he would continue to "support the safest, most accessible election possible under these unprecedented circumstances.
AB4 contains provisions that would allow for expanded mail-in voting during emergencies like the current coronavirus pandemic that could limit in-person voting sites and safe access to the ballot box.
AB4 passed the Nevada Assembly along party lines and is waiting for consideration by the Senate.