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How The Pandemic Will Affect This Year's Election | NPRCoronavirus has upended all of American life, and democracy is no exception. Ahead of what was supposed to be the highest turnout election in history, many people are now asking how they will be able to vote at all without getting sick. By mail? Online? And can the president move the election date? It’s an unprecedented moment in U.S. history, and American voting may never look the same again. Washington Desk reporter Miles Parks has the answer to four major questions about how to vote during a pandemic. 0:00 - Intro 0:20 - Why can’t we vote online? 1:27 - What about mail-in voting? 3:58 - Who can change voting laws during a crisis? 5:17 - Could the presidential election in November be delayed? If you want to know more about the controversy behind vote by mail, read “Voting By Mail: What Is It? And Why Is It (Suddenly) Controversial?” at https://n.pr/307fJnJ ------------------------------------------------------ Follow NPR elsewhere, too: • Twitter: https://twitter.com/npr • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NPR • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/npr/ • Tumblr: http://npr.tumblr.com/ • Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/npr ABOUT NPR NPR connects to audiences on the air, on demand, online, and in person. More than 26 million radio listeners tune in to NPR stations each week and more than 36 million unique visitors access NPR.org each month making NPR one of the most trusted sources of news and insights on life and the arts. NPR is also the leading publisher of podcasts, with 36 original shows and an average of 4 million listeners per week. NPR shares compelling stories, audio and photos with millions of social media users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat; NPR News and NPR One apps, online streaming, podcasts, iTunes radio and connected car dashboards help meet audiences where they are. NPR's live events bring to the stage two-way conversations between NPR hosts and the audience in collaboration with the public radio Member Station community. This robust access to public service journalism makes NPR an indispensable resource in the media landscape.
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