2020 election


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No Surprises – Counting All the Votes is Taking A Long Time

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

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 >

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What to Expect on Election Night: Where to Look—and What to Look For

, Kendall Science Fellow

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 >

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A Political Scientist’s Guide to Following the Election

, Kendall Science Fellow

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 >

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How Mail-in Ballots Might Affect Election Night

, Kendall Science Fellow

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 >

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