Beyond normal electoral politics and the actual votes cast, there are a number of independent factors that can shape the outcome of a Presidential election. While this is the case in any Presidential election, it is particularly true in 2020. The continuing effects of the COVID-19 global health pandemic have impacted electoral politics in a number of states – from states changing rules around mail-in voting and increased election-related litigation to politicians raising the specter of massive voter fraud. And with the role that state governments play in conducting elections and certifying electors, it is important to track and understand how each of these variables could impact the election. The map below is designed to capture some–but certainly not all–of these variables.