Pam Fessler

Pam Fessler appears in the following:

Talk Of Voter Fraud Dominates First Meeting Of Election Integrity Commission

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"One has to wonder what they're worried about," President Trump said of states that haven't shared data with the commission. "There's something, there always is."

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Trump's Election Integrity Commission Holds First Meeting In Effort To Probe Voter Fraud

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

President Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity holds its first meeting Wednesday to uncover voter problems that undermine public confidence in U.S. elections. The panel has already faced criticism, especially from state election officials disturbed by the panel's request to send detailed voter registration data. The commission is looking for signs of voter fraud, which most election officials and experts say is rare.

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Amid Skepticism And Scrutiny, Election Integrity Commission Holds First Meeting

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The panel has faced credibility problems right from the start and the concerns have only grown after it asked all 50 states to send detailed voter registration records.

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Advocates Worry Trump Administration Wants To Revamp Motor Voter Law

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Many election experts and voter advocacy groups say matching efforts to identify inaccurate or out-of-date registrations are flawed and could lead to legitimate voters being taken off the rolls.

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The Controversy Over The 'Motor Voter' Law

Friday, July 07, 2017

Voting rights groups fear that the Trump administration's look into voter fraud is really aimed at weakening a 24-year-old law meant to expand opportunities for people to register to vote.

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White House Commission Under Attack As It Calls For Individual Voters' Data

Thursday, July 06, 2017

A leader of the effort looking into voter fraud says reports that few states have agreed to comply with the request are"fake news." But most states only want to send a fraction of the data.

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State Officials Of Both Parties Reject Requests For Voters' Identification Details

Friday, June 30, 2017

The states say that they won't comply with a White House commission request for the personal data. Even a commission leader isn't able to turn over all of his state's records.

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White House Panel Asks States For Their Voter Rolls

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The panel looking into voter fraud allegations wants names, addresses, birthdates, party affiliation and elections voted in since 2006 for every registered voter in the country.

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Should It Be Easier To Vote? Americans Are Deeply Divided By Party

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Most Democrats say that "everything possible" should be done to make it easy for citizens to vote. Most Republicans don't agree.

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Making U.S. Elections More Secure Wouldn't Cost Much But No One Wants To Pay

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Security experts estimate it would cost roughly $400 million to replace voting machines and add paper audits. It's about the same amount the Pentagon spent on military bands last year.

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Capitol Hill Hearings Probe Russian Efforts To Hack U.S. Elections

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The House and Senate Intelligence Committees heard from intelligence and election officials about Russian efforts last year to hack into U.S. elections and the future threat of more cyber attacks on voting systems.

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5 Questions Ahead Of The Election Hacking Hearings

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Russia's efforts to interfere with last year's elections will be front and center during two hearings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

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Despite NSA Claim, Elections Vendor Denies System Was Compromised In Hack Attempt

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Even though NSA says it's likely that we opened them, we did not," VR Systems COO Ben Martin says of emails that came into the company's system.

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Russians Believed To Have Used Spear-Phishing In Election Hacking

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hearings in the House and Senate this week will deal with Russian hacking attempts on the U.S. presidential election last fall including targeting e-mail accounts with malware attachments.

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If Voting Machines Were Hacked, Would Anyone Know?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Even if most voting machines aren't connected to the Internet, "they are connected to something that's connected to something that's connected to the Internet," says one cybersecurity expert.

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'Intercept' Article Reveals NSA Report On Russian Cyberattack

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The Intercept reveals an NSA report that Russian military intelligence hacked into one voting software supplier, and sent phishing emails to local election officials days before the November election.

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Report: Russia Launched Cyberattack On Voting Vendor Ahead Of Election

Monday, June 05, 2017

Russia's GRU intelligence agency targeted an American provider of election services, The Intercept says; a U.S. intelligence contractor was charged with revealing a secret report about the scheme.

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Housing Secretary Ben Carson Clarifies Comment That Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind'

Monday, June 05, 2017

But Carson says that "how a person thinks" is only one component that contributes to being poor. He spoke to NPR about the comment and how his agency hopes to "break these cycles" of poverty.

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Clarifies Remarks About Poverty

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson talks to NPR about his plans for the department. He also clarified his earlier remarks about poverty being a "state of mind."

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Housing Secretary Ben Carson Says Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind'

Thursday, May 25, 2017

People with the "right mind set" can pull themselves up, Carson said. Many conservatives and the Trump administration say cuts to government benefits could incentivize people to find work.

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