On April 7, 2020, because the coronavirus held a lot of the US beneath lockdown, Wisconsin held an election. Many different states had already determined to delay their spring elections to guard voters.
However in Wisconsin, voters had been compelled to decide on between collaborating within the election and defending their security. Wisconsin’s choice sparked outrage, however it additionally highlighted a query the US actually wants to determine quickly: How do you maintain an election throughout a pandemic?
The reply: voting by mail. Tens of thousands and thousands of Individuals are already voting by mail. Each state permits it.
And ask any election official (Republican or Democrat): The chance of voter fraud is extraordinarily low. In some circumstances, it may be much more safe than voting in particular person.
Watch the video above to study extra about how voting by mail works and the way it’s saved safe. Or learn extra from Vox’s David Roberts.
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