‘I Just Don’t Trust the System Any More’: Voters on Edge as Election Nears

​Widespread anxiety and confusion around voting, compounded by the pandemic.

A vastly underfunded and decentralized electoral system that could take days and possibly weeks to certify results.

Attempts to suppress voting, interfere with elections and cast doubt on the integrity of mail-in ballots — including by none other than the president.

These are but a few of the worries consuming U.S. voters in an unprecedented election year marked by more than 208,000 deaths from COVID-19, ongoing civil unrest over centuries of racial oppression and widespread unemployment.