Report counsels reforms to guard against election meltdown

At the time it took place, the sort of election-disrupting crises on people’s minds ran more in the direction of sudden natural disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes. But in drafting the report, the authors, led by Rick Hasen of the University of California-Irvine law school, took COVID-19 into account and tailored recommendations to reflect the pandemic’s impact on the country.