There is the amplification of false claims of fraud by conservative news sites. A new Harvard study describes it as a “propaganda feedback loop”.
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We expect polling places to be formalised settings where voters exercise their voting rights. But there are some unusual polling places.
Voter registration systems have experienced several malfunctions recently. There is a risk that this will continue to be the case as elections near.
Early voting is well-underway with millions of Americans turning up at polls. Early analysis shows a huge turnout by democrats.
There are worries over millions of votes not being counted if they are cast late. This has prompted millions of voters into early voting.
Voters are still facing major barriers to voting in several states including in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa and Kentucky.
There are warnings of voter intimidation threats ahead of elections and state election officials are taking measures to address the problem.
Courts across the US have issued security edicts with election security implications. This comes as elections are underway at historic levels in several states.
While some believe cybersecurity and the coronavirus are the top concern in upcoming polls, election experts think it is disinformation.
As a result of the social-distancing rules due to the pandemic, cities are turning to hotels to provide space for voters to exercise their civic duty.