Mail-in voting is viewed as the way to go in 2020 elections due to the coronavirus. State and local election administrators are pushing voters to use it.
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The coronavirus pandemic imposed a modification of election methods. This has, in turn, provoked legal battles of potentially historical proportions.
It is becoming increasingly evident that America is unprepared for a COVID-19 election. This is worrying as 1 million votes are at stake.
House Democrats have included $3.6 billion in election funding as part of the $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill they rolled out on Tuesday, The Hill.
The coronavirus has complicated the electoral landscape as America heads to polls in November. It has affected voter access in particular.
In 2000 Florida was at the heart of an electoral dispute that put Bush’s victory to question. Mail-in voting during coronavirus could trigger similar chaos.
Will states let all voters cast absentee ballots given concerns about the coronavirus? A question for the U.S. Supreme Court as November polls approach.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) has warned COVID-19 poses a threat to “free and fair elections” as time runs out to prepare for a crisis election.
Experts worry push for 2020 mail voting could leave Native American voters behind. Struggles will include issues like mail access and language barriers.
The coronavirus has had a negative impact on voter registration. Democrats are set to lose out as a result. But they are not the only ones to make losses.