Trump: ‘I Have the Right’ to Block Expanded Mail-in Voting

The president, who spent the decade prior to his entry into politics in reality TV, is prone to such cliffhanger pronouncements. But even if he did follow through with such a bold order, it would immediately be challenged in the courts by voting-rights advocates — who would detail the minuscule threat of mail-in ballot fraud. Though Trump may very well bail on such a notion, it is important to track his escalating rhetoric against mail-in ballots, which will either help ensure safe voter turnout as experts predict, or realize the president’s fear of “the greatest election disaster in history.” On Monday, Trump also announced his intention to sue the state of Nevada for providing mailed ballots to all its residents, an act he called a “coup.”

NYMag Trump: ‘I Have the Right’ to Block Expanded Mail-in Voting