The claim by Pres. Trump that Nevada voters are not required to sign their mail ballots is false

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24-Sep-2020 12:50 PM EDT, by Newswise

Fact Check By: Craig Jones, Newswise

Truthfulness: False

Claim:

They have in Nevada, the governor said he signed an order that they don’t have to sign. We need no signature verification. Oh, that’s great. Because they couldn’t get people to sign, so they said, “We’ll just send them in. Don’t worry about it.” This is a

Claim Publisher and Date: Donald Trump on 2020-09-21

 

As reported by Rem Rieder at FactCheck.org

At a rally in Vandalia, Ohio, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Nevada voters are not required to sign their mail ballots and, if they do sign them, the signatures don’t have to be verified.

The law requires mail ballots to include valid voter signatures, which must be verified by election officials. A law signed in August by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak expanding mail voting in the state did spell out in more detail than previous laws the procedures for dealing with suspect signatures and provisions for allowing voters to verify them. But it did not change the signature requirement.

This is not the first time that the president has made the false claim. For example, he also did so at the White House on Aug. 5.

And at a rally in Minden, Nevada, on Sept. 12, he said, “They don’t even have to have an authorized signature in Nevada.”

In a fact sheet on its website dealing with “Facts vs. Myths” about the 2020 general election, the Nevada secretary of state’s office included two entries dealing with the question of signatures.

First it dealt with what it called Myth #4: “Election officials in Nevada do not verify the voter’s signature on the ballot return envelope before the ballot is counted.”

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