COVID-19 and the most litigated presidential election in recent U.S. history: How the lawsuits break down

That’s a record-breaking amount of litigation, according to Rick Hasen, a professor of election law at the University of California, Irvine. With more than two months left in the year, 2020 has already outpaced the 196 election lawsuits filed before and after the 2000 election, pitting then-President-to-be George W. Bush against former Vice President Al Gore. The 2020 race will “almost certainly” be the most litigated in American history, Hasen wrote in an email to FRONTLINE.