Apologies if you've heard this from me before, but I don't have hope for the 2020 election because basically nothing has done to fix the problems of 2016. Voting machines are unreliable in several states and voter suppression and disenfranchisement of non-Whites is going to be as strong as it ever was. Twitter still allows Trump to pump hatred into White America at will. Citizens United lets corporations and shell corporations pump unlimited money into campaigns. And of course, the electoral college system still misrepresents America.
Trump could win legitimately this time, but we'll never know. And it appears there could be even more chaos this time from large malicious entities
If the attack on Ukraine represented something like all-out digital war, Russia’s hacking of the United States’ electoral system two years later was more like a burglar going house to house jangling doorknobs. The Russians had the capacity to cause far greater damage than they did—at the very least to render Election Day a chaotic mess—but didn’t act on it, because they deemed such an operation either unnecessary or not worth the cost. The U.S. intelligence community has admitted that it’s not entirely sure why Russia sat on its hands. One theory holds that Barack Obama forced Russian restraint when he pulled Vladimir Putin aside at the end of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, on September 5, 2016. With only interpreters present, Obama delivered a carefully worded admonition not to mess with the integrity of the election. By design, he didn’t elaborate any specific consequence for ignoring his warning.
I feel like a frog being boiled.