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 >
September 29, 2020 3:52 PM EDT
For a variety of reasons, ballots can be or rejected or “spoiled” if they are not filled out correctly or if verification protocols are not followed. This year, there is a great deal of concern over the surge of mail ballots that have been requested as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are observing key counties in the United States as the election unfolds, as reported in a previous analysis. Read more >
September 23, 2020 11:49 AM EDT
September 16, 2020 9:00 AM EDT
One of the most devastating lessons we’ve learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is that when science is sidelined by the government, people pay for it with their lives. As we approach 200,000 people dead due to the novel coronavirus in the US, along with millions of sick and hospitalized, it is the responsibility of all of us to encourage our government representatives to restore the role of science in policymaking during the pandemic and beyond.