The big question: Can the U.S. hold a fair election?

A Q&A with election law expert Richard L. Hasen on how to avoid a democratic meltdown. … Richard L. Hasen, professor of law and political science, University of California, Irvine School of Law: “I am very concerned about the perils ahead. You mentioned two — foreign interference and a President who is seeking to delegitimize the voting process through tactics like attacks on mail-in ballots — but there are many other concerns. At the top of my list is how we are going to conduct a safe and legitimate election that voters can have confidence in during a pandemic.”