Some States Are Changing Their Deadlines For Voting By Mail : Consider This from NPR For months President Trump has tried to suggest voting by mail is not reliable, while 'absentee' voting is. There's no difference.

NPR's Pam Fessler reports some states are trying to make the process easier by tweaking the deadline by which ballots must be postmarked.

And reporter Frank Morris explains what's happening to hundreds of mail sorting machines that have been taken out of service at postal locations around the country.

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Chaos And Confusion: The President, The Postal Service, And Voting By Mail

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Chaos And Confusion: The President, The Postal Service, And Voting By Mail

Chaos And Confusion: The President, The Postal Service, And Voting By Mail

Chaos And Confusion: The President, The Postal Service, And Voting By Mail

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A man crosses an intersection next to a US Postal Service mailbox in Washington, DC on August 17. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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For months President Trump has tried to suggest voting by mail is not reliable, while 'absentee' voting is. There's no difference.

NPR's Pam Fessler reports some states are trying to make the process easier by tweaking the deadline by which ballots must be postmarked.

And reporter Frank Morris explains what's happening to hundreds of mail sorting machines that have been taken out of service at postal locations around the country.

Find and support your local public radio station.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced and edited by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.