Election Administration Posts

With News That the President Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus (and He Was in Contact with Joe Biden at the Debate Earlier in the Week), What Happens If a Presidential Candidate Dies or is Incapacitated Before Election Day? A Mess

The President and First Lady reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus…[A]s a matter of national importance we need to ask what would happen if one of the presidential candidates died or became incapacitated before election day.

What Is a Delayed Election Result?

In an op-ed piece for The Washington Post Edward Foley of Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and Joanne Lipman, former editor in chief of USA Today, rebuff the claim that there is a “delay” if presidential election results are not declared on election night.

Three Pathologies of American Voting Rights Illuminated by the COVID-19 Pandemic, and How to Treat and Cure Them

The COVID-19 global pandemic, which already has claimed over 100,000 lives in the United States by the end of May 2020, revealed cracks in American economic and social infrastructure. The pandemic also has revealed the inadequacy of the American political infrastructure, in particular, the lack of systematic and uniform protection of voting rights in the United States.