Nevada Democrats are ramming through legislation to make last year’s chaotic “emergency” voting procedures permanent.
On Wednesday, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly approved a measure that would legalize ballot harvesting and make universal mail-in voting a permanent fixture of elections, both changes that were initially implemented to be temporary last year.
Assembly Bill 321, now moving on for consideration in the upper chamber, requires registered voters to opt out rather than opt in to receiving a mail-in ballot. The law sets up ballots to be sent out automatically as they were in the fall, where nearly all votes cast were by mail, according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office.
Former Nevada Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison said the potential changes threaten to undermine already battered faith in the state’s elections, which in 2020 saw confirmed cases of ballots cast by deceased voters. The Trump campaign charged 1,500 ballots were cast by dead voters, but subsequent investigations by local media and