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Why switching to voting by mail for the 2020 presidential elections could disenfranchise millions

Miller, Peter (2020) Why switching to voting by mail for the 2020 presidential elections could disenfranchise millions. USApp-American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has struck as America gears up for the 2020 presidential election. With restraints on social interactions now in place, a move to nationwide voting by mail has been suggested as a way to conduct the election fairly. Peter Miller writes that voting by mail has become more popular, especially in western states, but that this has taken time – time that we now do not have. He warns that there are many ways mail-in ballots can be invalidated, and that previous studies show that they are much less likely to be counted than those cast in person.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 21 May 2020 13:33
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104531

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