What Would A National Vote-By-Mail Election Look Like?
States are scrambling to reorient their Election Day infrastructure so that it centers on voting by mail, in case the stay-at-home orders and social distancing rules of the pandemic exist in November.
But not every elected official is a fan of expanding mail-in voting programs. President Donald Trump has dismissed the practice, saying it’s more susceptible to fraud than casting ballots in-person. Americans overwhelming support expanding mail-in voting, however, amid the pandemic.
How could expanding mail-in voting affect the 2020 election? How and when would results be tallied and made public? Can mail-in voting programs be set up in time in every state?
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