Trump’s attacks on voting by mail haven’t made a difference yet, but could in the fall election

But Richard Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, wrote that “election design requires trade-offs.” “Many states offer absentee balloting because they realize that the tremendous convenience to voters outweighs the small risk of fraud,” he wrote. “Now, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has radically elevated the risk of gathering at polling stations, making mail-in balloting a crucial alternative.”