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If you half-open an economy, is it closed?

Politico, April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

If you half-open an economy, is it closed?

“I’m worried about large numbers of voters being disenfranchised, through no fault of their own, because it’s not safe to vote. You have expanded vote-by-mail for people afraid to vote in public. But what if the mail system collapses? … So we need to have in-person voting, and that needs to be safe, or as safe as possible. Preparations need to happen right now. … Lots needs to happen now that wouldn’t ordinarily have to happen quite so early.” Rick Hasen, professor of law and political science at UC-Irvine and author of Election Meltdown,” as told to POLITICO Magazine’s Zack Stanton.