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The world has shown it’s possible to avert COVID-caused election meltdowns. But the U.S. is unique.

Politico, Aug. 6, 2020

August 6, 2020

The world has shown it’s possible to avert COVID-caused election meltdowns. But the U.S. is unique.

Richard L. Hasen, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law, the lead author of an April report into fair elections in a crisis, said in an email that after watching the U.S. primary season unfold, he now believes “the report understated the danger” to November’s election. … the U.S., unlike nearly every other democracy, lacks a single national elections administrator. So there’s no one office or website that’s the “official word” on the election process. The UCI report said this “may help to create an information vacuum in which misinformation can thrive”