Coronavirus: How to Hold an Election During a Pandemic

So, are mail-in ballots so risky? Rick Hasen, an election law expert at University of California, Irvine, says that while tampering with absentee ballots is likely the most common kind of election crime nationally, it is relatively rare. “The best data I’ve seen shows fewer than 500 cases over twelve years across the United States involving elections where billions of ballots were cast,” Hasen said.