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Coronavirus pandemic realigns US democracy

KCRW, April 9, 2020 (Audio)

April 9, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic realigns US democracy

UC Irvine law professor Rick Hasen calls this a bad sign, as red and blue states prepare to hold November’s presidential elections. … He defines the basic issue: “Republicans tend to believe that making it easier for people to register and vote helps the Democratic Party.”   Because of coronavirus restrictions, democrats want to revise voter ID, extend early voting, and make mail-in voting easier. Hasen notes, “We were already on track for the largest amount of election litigation … probably in the country’s history. COVID-19 is going to add, I think, tremendously to the burden on the courts.” … Guests: … Rick Hasen ….