How can we ensure the legitimacy of the 2020 election amid coronavirus? John Iadarola and Adam Eichen break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/
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"Media outlets have played a crucial role during the COVID-19 crisis to educate the public and provide needed emergency information. To ensure the legitimacy of this year’s elections, they should go a step further and offer regular, timely instructions about how to vote during this national emergency. And they should start right away, every day and in every publication, perhaps with a “democracy box” on their front page or home page with details about how to register and cast a ballot.
As the past few weeks have shown, conducting an election in the current climate is incredibly challenging. States are postponing primary elections and, when states have held them, debate has raged over whether voters should even participate in person. Wisconsin’s debacle last week underscores just how difficult holding an election has become. And given that many poll workers are over sixty years old, there is a real danger of persistently understaffed polling locations, which can lead to greater lines and longer voting wait times — making in-person voting even more unsafe.
Fortunately, many states, in an effort to promote both voting and public health, are adjusting their election laws to expand vote-by-mail and otherwise make it easier to participate in our democracy. "
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