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Mail Voting Litigation in the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Abstract: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has spawned an avalanche of litigation regarding the appropriate ways to adapt, apply, and administer election rules amid the pandemic. Due to the increased demand for mail voting, plaintiffs in more than 43 states across the country have filed more than 200 cases challenging nearly every aspect of the absentee balloting process, asserting claims under a variety of state and federal laws. This report outlines the many legal challenges to absentee and mail voting systems brought against states since March, largely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While most cases seek to expand the availability of or loosen restrictions associated with mail voting, some cases challenge the expansion of absentee voting, arguing that mail-in voting leads to fraud and thereby dilutes the influence of genuine voters."

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2020-09-12
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Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
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Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project: https://healthyelections.org/
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