Trump’s Reelection Campaign Sues New Jersey Over Governor’s Vote-By-Mail Order 
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In yet another attack on the vote-by-mail process, the reelection campaign of Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against New Jersey, seeking to overturn the state’s plan to send ballots to every registered voter ahead of the November elections, nj.com reports.

According to the report, Trump’s campaign accused New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy of a “brazen power grab.”

“In the state of New Jersey, where their universal vote-by-mail system has already resulted in fraud and disenfranchisement, Governor Murphy continues to remove safeguards against abuse,” Trump campaign counsel Matt Morgan said.

The Republican National Committee and the New Jersey Republican State Committee also joined the lawsuit.

According to CNN, the state’s intention is to mail a ballot to residents, who will then get to decide if they would like to mail back in their ballot or vote in person.

Murphy told CNN last week that the state intends to extend the model of voting that they used during the primary, which also taught officials some valuable lessons.

An election worker opens envelopes containing vote-by-mail ballots for the August 4 Washington state primary at King County Elections in Renton, Washington on August 3, 2020.A sign explaining signature verification is pictured as vote-by-mail ballots for the August 4 Washington state primary are processed at King County Elections in Renton, Washington on August 3, 2020. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP) (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)
An election worker opens envelopes containing vote-by-mail ballots for the August 4 Washington state primary at King County Elections in Renton, Washington, on August 3, 2020. (Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images)

Murphy said that the New Jersey will “have more presence of secure drop boxes, make sure there is that physical in-voting capacity, and as it relates to mail-in ballots, the good news is in a general election, it doesn’t matter what party you’re in, everybody gets a ballot.”

New Jersey isn’t the only state to meet interference from the Trump campaign over its intentions to expand vote by mail. The campaign has also sued Nevada over similar voting plans.

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