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Pandemic Planning Should Ensure All Votes Can Be Cast by Mail in November, Experts Say

The Intercept, March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

Pandemic Planning Should Ensure All Votes Can Be Cast by Mail in November, Experts Say

 “In about two-thirds of the states, there already is no-excuse absentee balloting,” election-law expert Rick Hasen pointed out in a Skype interview on Monday. Hasen, [Chancellor’s] professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, and the author of the new book, “Election Meltdown,” noted that expanding such voting to the whole country would cost money and likely delay the counting of votes well beyond election night.