In actual fact, Gov. Steve Sisolak has but to signal the invoice, although he’s anticipated to take action, and the invoice additionally contains provisions guaranteeing that there might be many extra in-person voting areas in November than there have been within the major, when voters confronted ridiculously lengthy traces. So the invoice is meant to make it simpler to vote in a number of methods, not solely by mail.
However let’s speak concerning the “Publish Workplace might by no means deal with the Site visitors of Mail-In Votes with out preparation.”
The Postal Service’s instant and quickly escalating troubles are immediately attributable to Donald Trump. Trump blocked meaningful aid to the Postal Service within the CARES Act in March. He installed a major Republican donor with no postal expertise as postmaster common (the primary time a postmaster common hasn’t had an extended historical past with the Postal Service), and that donor, Louis DeJoy, quickly swung into action, slowing mail supply instances and creating main backlogs. That’s all taking place as Trump has attacked the concept of voting by mail actually dozens of instances.
Now because the states begin to take motion to maintain their voters secure in a pandemic that makes in-person voting each time-consuming and dangerous, Trump is utilizing the injury he has deliberately inflicted on the Postal Service as a motive to not do the factor (vote-by-mail) he broken the Postal Service to forestall. It’s a traditional Republican transfer, however that doesn’t make it any much less brazen or offensive.
Donald Trump is a hazard to U.S. democracy. His conflict on the Postal Service isn’t the one motive that’s true, however it’s undoubtedly on the checklist.