The New York Times Magazine, May 5, 2020
Will Americans lose their right to vote in the pandemic?
Absentee-ballot fraud, the recent focus of Republicans, has occasionally taken place in isolated instances in states where low numbers of people typically vote by mail. “There’s a history of tampering with absentee ballots, mostly in pockets in Appalachia (including Kentucky), South Texas and sometimes in cities with party machines,” says Richard Hasen, author of the recent book “Election Meltdown” and a law and political-science professor at the University of California, Irvine. … States that have adopted universal vote-by-mail have shown it can be done securely. “They have very strong track records,” Hasen says.