How coronavirus could upend the 2020 election

And, should coronavirus fail to “miraculously” disappear later this spring, as Trump has predicted, the ordeal could present significant challenges during the general election. “We don’t have a plan for what happens if a part of the country faces a disruption on a presidential Election Day,” Rick Hasen [Chancellor’s Professor], an election law expert at the University of California-Irvine law school, told the Times. “What if one part of the country is affected, if it’s California or Florida?” “The closer we get to the election,” Hasen added, “the harder it’s going to be to come up with rules that look fair.”