Pam Fessler appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
As early voting starts, there are scattered reports of touch-screen voting machines "flipping" votes from one candidate to another. Old voting machines, not a "rigged" election, are likely to blame.
Monday, October 24, 2016
More than 35 million eligible voters in the U.S. have a disability. And in the last presidential election, almost a third of voters with disabilities reported having trouble casting their ballots.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
This election, the focus for some has been on vote rigging. But election officials say they are more worried about possible violence at the polls.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Here are five things you can do to make sure you can cast your ballot as smoothly as possible on or before Election Day.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
For those worried about problems voting in this year's elections, there are several things they can do to help, such as checking their registrations and polling places ahead of time, and volunteering to be a poll worker.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tens of millions of Americans live in poverty, yet the issue has received scant attention on the presidential campaign trail. We examine the candidates' plans to address poverty.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
"This is an effort to make the voter rolls cleaner ... before the elections in November," says J. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, the group behind the suits.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
For the first time since 2007, U.S. household income rose last year. And, according to the Census Bureau, that helped push down the number of people living in poverty to 53 million.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
The government says there was a big drop last year in the number of Americans struggling to get enough to eat, especially children. The USDA credits food aid like the school lunch program and SNAP.
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Tens of thousands of Americans with disabilities have lost their voting rights, often after a court assigns them a legal guardian. Now, some of those affected are petitioning to get back those rights.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The FBI and other government security agencies are protecting against cyberattacks that might affect the elections. Hackers tried to gain access to two state voter registration databases this summer.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Voting laws have been getting a lot of attention recently and more twists and turns can be expected before the election in November. Here's an update on challenges that saw movement this week.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday he's restoring voting rights for 13,000 felons who registered to vote after he restored the rights of more than 200,000 felons earlier this year. His last move was challenged by state Republicans in court, and they won. This time, McAuliffe says he's restored the rights one by one, which he says is legal.
Monday, August 22, 2016
The new program did work for millions of families. The idea was that people would be encouraged to find work if they knew their monthly checks would end, but instead, some have been left high and dry.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Twenty years ago, President Clinton signed a bill to get more poor families off benefits and into jobs. And while many low-income families have become more independent. many others were left behind.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Donald Trump says he will only lose the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania if there is "cheating." He is organizing his supporters to monitor polling places on Election Day.
Monday, August 01, 2016
The recent hacking of Democratic Party emails has raised questions about the vulnerability of other election-related technology and what potential problems could arise on Election Day.
Friday, July 29, 2016
A three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a North Carolina law that requited voter identification. The unanimous decision found the law was "passed with racially discriminatory intent."
Friday, July 22, 2016
Donald Trump talked about how "the system is rigged against our citizens, just like it was rigged against Bernie Sanders — he never had a chance."
Thursday, July 21, 2016
One of the country's strictest voter ID laws violates the Voting Rights Act, according to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. It says the Texas law discriminates against the state's minority voters.