Op-Ed: How Republicans are using the pandemic to suppress the vote

Richard L. Hasen, a professor at UC Irvine School of Law and author of “Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy,” writes, “I worry that some Republican leaders, given their recent track records, will try to manipulate election results in November. I see two main paths for chicanery. First, Trump or state governors could seek to use public health concerns as a pretext to close polling places in Democratic cities in swing states. Voting would still take place, but turnout could be skewed to help Republicans.”