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Voters a polling station for a special election in Santa Clarita, California on May 12. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Slow Mail, Misinformation, And The Pandemic: What Could Go Wrong On Election Day 2020

Rosa Brooks, law professor at Georgetown University, recently helped organize an experiment to game out what might happen if the winner on election night isn't immediately clear. She explains what she found.

Slow Mail, Misinformation, And The Pandemic: What Could Go Wrong On Election Day 2020

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Joe Biden's Potential Running Mate: Who Is Karen Bass?

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Former GOP And Democratic Senators Comment On Politics In The U.S.

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Pandemic-Weakened U.S. Economy Threatens Trump's Hopes For Reelection

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Utah County Chooses Winner By Draw After Primary Ends In Tie

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President Donald Trump chats with reporters Friday as he heads to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. The day before, he floated the idea of delaying the election, prompting criticism from the Federalist Society's co-founder. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, holds a model of the coronavirus. This is the sixth vaccine candidate to join Operation Warp Speed's portfolio, and the largest vaccine deal to date. Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Suggestion To Delay The Election Causes Extreme Concern

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News Brief: Pandemic Sales, COVID-19 Hospital Data Glitches, 2020 Census

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Voters cast their ballots at a polling place at Cromie Elementary School in Warren, Mich., in March. Warren is in Macomb County, considered a critical suburb in the presidential election. Elaine Cromie/Getty Images hide caption

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