November 2020: The 2020 General Election: What Went Right

State and local officials conducted the general election under extraordinary circumstances. The COVID-19 global pandemic created many significant challenges for the election, including the need to: institute health safety protocols; increase election funding; recruit hundreds of thousands of poll workers; and process and tabulate record numbers of mail-in ballots. One week after the election, it is clear from the data thus far that the election was conducted fairly smoothly when considering the challenges presented by COVID-19, with few irregularities and none that altered the outcome of the presidential election. To learn more about what went right in the 2020 presidential election, read the report here.