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The Postal Service is Under Attack. Our Research Shows Who This Hurts Most

Our recent analysis of USPS records, which we received via Freedom of Information Act requests, suggests that the number of mail-delivery complaints has risen since March, especially in communities of color. Read more >

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A Political Scientist’s Guide to Following the Election

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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

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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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New Study Shows Benefits of Voting by Mail

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As we think about how to manage this crisis, a timely new study by political scientists Adam Bonica, ​Jacob M. Grumbach​, Charlotte Hill​ and Hakeem Jefferson demonstrates positive effects on voter turnout from Colorado’s approach to voting: universal vote-by-mail. Read more >

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