How can California improve confidence in elections? Count the vote faster

“Fair Elections During a Crisis” was put together by a nationwide panel of 25 election scholars, including professors from UC Berkeley, Stanford and UC Irvine. It includes 14 recommendations “to advance the legitimacy of, and the public’s confidence in, the November 2020 U.S. elections.” … The report suggests that states quickly deal with any problems found on mail ballots … and begin processing those ballots before election day, doing everything but actually counting the votes. But even then, it’s “not clear how much California can increase capacity for counting,” Rick Hasen, the UC Irvine election law expert who put together the report, said in an email Tuesday. “California can perhaps put more resources into counting, but it’s tough.”