Three Ways Congress Can Protect the November Elections

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To encourage and protect voting, Congress should take action in four intersecting areas—security, access, funding and vote-by-mail expansion—to preserve the integrity of Election Day. (hjl / Flickr)

Making sure that people vote in “normal” times is hard enough: In 2016, despite record turnout, only 61.4 percent of eligible voters showed up to the polls. Throw in a global pandemic, Republican-led efforts to disenfranchise voters, Trump’s (arguably fascist) desire to delay the election and the possibility of foreign interference—and a secure presidential election in November can start to seem nearly impossible.

And in 2020, the stakes couldn’t be higher: In November, in addition to electing a president, Americans will elect the entire membership of the House and over a third of the Senate.

But luckily, there is hope: Congressional action.

To encourage and…

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