For a variety of reasons, ballots can be 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 >
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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.
July 31, 2020 9:18 AM EDT
We will eventually recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but our democracy may never recover from a major electoral disaster. Read more >