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How to Protect the 2020 Election From the Coronavirus

Slate, March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

How to Protect the 2020 Election From the Coronavirus

Richard Hasen, UCI Chancellor’s Professor writes, “Most immediately, in light of the uncertain time frame for disruption of life and political activities due to the coronavirus, Congress should pass a law requiring states to offer no-excuse absentee balloting for the November elections. Congress has the power to do so, and it should fully fund the efforts. The bill has to be drafted carefully to protect all voters. But time is short. For this to happen, it must happen quickly.”