Together/Alone: choosing between health and democracy amid coronavirus

Here’s the caveat: there are “relatively rare” cases of fraud in absentee ballots, says Prof. Richard Hasen, a nationally recognized expert in election law. “The best data I’ve seen shows us fewer than 500 cases over 12 years across the United States involving elections where billions of ballots were cast,” Hasen, professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine told me. “It’s not perfect. But without absentee balloting, I fear that in the time of a pandemic, we risk millions of voters potentially being disenfranchised.”