It has been a long, long, long election. And there are a lot of claims, counter claims, lawsuits and too much misinformation swirling about. So maybe it’s time for a scientific reality check. Read more >
November 6, 2020 11:45 AM EDT
November 2, 2020 10:47 AM EDT
On the eve of the 2020 General Election, the Center for Science and Democracy has put together several pieces of information to help voters keep track of the election after vote counts are released tomorrow. Throughout this year, we have documented the importance of election outcomes on health outcomes and questions of environmental justice, and now we have come to that moment, where over 150 million of us will collaborate in deciding our shared fate. Read more >
October 29, 2020 4:25 PM EDT
This piece was originally posted on the COMPASS blog.
The 2020 Presidential election is occurring within a context unlike any other. Over the past few months, the U.S. has experienced unprecedented wildfire and hurricane seasons, threatening communities and ecosystems across the country. And, looming over this election is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that predominantly impacts communities of color. As the current administration continues to downplay these environmental and public health crises, it is more critical than ever that scientists (and other experts) provide the leadership we are currently lacking.
October 9, 2020 4:43 PM EDT
This is going to be a difficult election. But we have the tools, the technology, and the right to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to cast a vote and have it counted. Read more >
October 5, 2020 11:49 AM EDT
More people than ever before in the United States are expected to vote by mail-in ballot this election—an estimated 100 million. Mail-in voting is a proven practice, safe and secure. Several states have conducted their elections by mail as a matter of course for years and have experienced smooth elections with virtually no instances of fraud. The election could hinge on those mail-in votes and we may not know the outcomes in those states for days or even weeks. So, with that in mind, here are four possible scenarios of how election night could play out. Read more >