Every presidential election involves at least some uncertainty. But usually the uncertainty is the outcome—not the process itself. In 2020, however, with COVID-19 complicating every aspect of our lives, there is great uncertainty around how the basic processes of casting and counting votes will work.

Will polling places be staffed? Will significant expansion of mail-in voting be sustainable? Will the Electoral College be able to complete its work in accordance with constitutional and statutory deadlines? The elections will present a tangle of legal problems, complicating both people’s exercise of their right to vote and their faith in the security and legitimacy of electoral process itself.

To discuss these questions, Adam White is joined by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s John Fortier, author of Absentee and Early Voting and editor of After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College.

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