How experts worry the coronavirus outbreak could cloud the 2020 general election

“What if people are not allowed to go outside during some portion of this? What if that order came down in a state like North Carolina or Pennsylvania? If people in Detroit have to stay home, that could sway the state of Michigan one way or another,” said Rick Hasen, a University of California-Irvine law professor and election law expert. … “If we’re still in the midst of this pandemic, vote by mail is going to expand everywhere,” Hasen, the author of “Election Meltdown,” a study of the potential threats to the 2020 election and voting systems, told ABC News.