LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday went on CNN's AC 360 with Anderson Cooper to discuss mail-in ballots for the November election.
Sisolak emphasized points he made to the public earlier this week, saying that the option for mail-in ballots was "extremely" important to him and for voters to not have to "choose between voting and their health."
Thank you, @andersoncooper, for allowing me to set the record straight on the legislation I signed Monday which supports the safest, most accessible election possible under these unprecedented circumstances. https://t.co/JLq8VNHjPZ— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) August 5, 2020
Sisolak told Cooper no one can vote twice. He said there's a cross reference system, so if someone mails in their ballot, they can not vote in person. A voter is able to fill out the ballot and bring it to a polling place if they choose.
Sisolak said the Nevada primary election was done the same way. "This just gives you another opportunity to exercise right and still maintain your safety," he said.
When asked about President Donald Trump's tweet, calling the governor a "clubhouse governor" and saying the decision was made in a "late night coup," Sisolak said they did take public comment for the measure and it's no attempt to "steal the state." The governor said whether Republicans win in November is decided by who is the most popular candidate.
Cooper asked Sisolak about Trump's threat to sue Nevada and compared the measure to Florida, which Trump praised on Tuesday.
"No [legal action] has been taken ... We have not been served with anything, I don't know if we actually will. Sometimes the President makes these threats and doesn't follow through. My priority is to make sure the voters have every legitimate legal option to vote," Sisolak said.
Sisolak used his 90-year-old mother as an example of someone who supports mail-in ballots, as she hadn't left the house in several months.
"I'll guarantee you the Post Office that’s there in Florida is the same Post Office that’s in Nevada--it’s the United States Postal Service, they have the same regulations. So if they can handle it in Florida, they can certainly handle it in Nevada," he said.
The Nevada Democratic Party provided the full clip: