Protecting Voting From COVID-19: Picking a President During a Pandemic (Part 2)

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In a normal year, Labor Day is the unofficial start of the presidential campaign season. In a normal year, kids are back in school. Voters are being bombarded with political ads on TV and in their social media feeds, while in battleground states, candidates hold rallies and town hall meetings.

But 2020, needless to say, is not a normal year.

From now until Election Day, we will examine how the ongoing battle over voting rights will have an impact on the country’s ability to hold fair elections during a pandemic, as well as on the difference women will make as voters and candidates.

More than any other previous election: Equality is on the ballot.


This article originally appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of Ms.

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