In a time of the deep political divide, half of the listed voters in the U.S., said they expect to have trouble casting their ballot in the 2020 election, according to a Pew Research Center survey. With early voting already initiated, President Donald Trump has made a range of false statements alleging mail and voting is full of fraud and encouraging supporters to go into polls and watch very carefully.
In October 2020 mayoral candidate Zuhal Merza Muhammad was caught in Carlton, Texas, and filled with over 100 counts of voter fraud. But according to some experts, voter fraud on a major level in the U.S., either with mail-in ballots or at the polls is extremely rare to happen. Millions of people are voting before Election Day in 2020, and attendance could rise to 160 million voters by November 3rd, over 60% more than in 2016. Covid-19 and social distancing have only been calculated to the complexities of voting, with millions are required to vote by mail for the first time and all but about half a dozen states providing some type of early in-person voting.
While most specialists accept voter fraud on a national scale is questionable. A bigger concern for the 2020 elections, according to critics, is voter intimidation. At the September 2020 presidential discussion, President Donald Trump proposed his supporters to go to the polls and look out for possible election issues. Poll watchers are selected by a candidate or political party to observe and watch an election for possible issues. Every state has its laws concerning poll watchers, including the number of people permitted in to vote centers and what they can and cannot do. Poll watchers are an important and legitimate part of the democratic method, voter intimidation is not similar to poll watching.
The RNC is hiring about 50000 poll watchers to be on the scout for problems on Election Day in 2020. There is protection built into the system to fight voter intimidation. Poll workers who are there to assist voters will make sure that poll watchers obey the rules and local election officials, voter security hotlines and state officials are also open. It is also against the law to use federal troops at polling places and state and local laws, put boundaries on police officers.
With coronavirus affecting the 2020 elections. Many states have made it more accessible than ever to vote by mail, but many Americans continue to be deeply skeptical of mail-in ballots, most experts say there are nearly few cases of voter fraud about mail-in ballots.
Covid-19 has only continued to add to those problems. In the 2018 general election, a portion of the roughly 120 million Americans who voted did so by mail, with multiple people withdrawing from public places and more than a dozen states relaxing mail-in ballot terms due to the coronavirus pandemic, that number is expected to grow. But because there is no guidance for mail-in ballots there is also an issue of having many rejected votes.
Despite all the criticism the election is still underway, and when it comes to the safety of the election, according to experts and officials the results will be 100% accurate.