Voting during coronavirus: Will we have universal vote-by-mail by November?

Richard Hasen, an election law expert and a professor at the University of California, Irvine, pointed to a News21 review of voter fraud between 2000 and 2012, which found just 491 incidents of alleged absentee voter fraud among more than a decade of elections and 146 million registered voters. “No means of voting is perfect, but the benefits of vote-by-mail — particularly during a pandemic — greatly exceed the risks of fraud associated with it,” Hasen told NBC News.