Amid coronavirus concerns, two-thirds of voters support mail-in ballots for November, poll finds

Richard Hasen, a professor at the University of California at Irvine School of Law and author of “Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy” [said] “Election design requires tradeoffs. Many states offer absentee balloting because they realize that the tremendous convenience to voters outweighs the small risk of fraud,” Hasen said. “Now, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has radically elevated the risk of gathering at polling stations, making mail-in balloting a crucial alternative.”