Coronavirus Election: Counties Scramble to Find Workers and Funding Ahead of November

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Publish Date:
July 10, 2020
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Stanford law professor Nate Persily similarly warns the impact of COVID-19 makes other threats like cyber security, foreign influence, and misinformation all the more severe.

“The problem is that the electoral environment is one that’s particularly nerve wracking these days and characterized by partisan polarization, so there’s very little room for error,” Persily said. “There are going to be lines at polling places. There’s going to be concerns about social distancing. There will be disinformation about the adequacy of these polling places or the fairness of the vote count. So we’re going to be in for a rough ride.”

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