published in The New Yorker
Electing a government through democracy, in theory, is incredible. It allows each and every one of us to caste a vote for the candidate we see most fit to run for office. In reality, however, the act of actually casting your vote is more difficult than it seems. Individual states have different laws for how to do so (what sort of identification you need, how to send it through the mail, etc.). In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, this fragile system could be very malleable, especially when the sitting President is indicating over and over that there will be fraud. Toobin looks at these claims and the possible outcomes of the election via a couple different perspectives.
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