Pam Fessler

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As States Certify Ballot Totals, An Extraordinary Election Comes To An End

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Voting took place amid a pandemic and unprecedented polarization. Despite baseless claims by the president and his allies that the outcome was rigged, states say the results are accurate.


Trump Lawyers Allege Massive Vote Tampering

Thursday, November 19, 2020

More than two weeks after the election, President Trump still refuses to concede. And now his legal team is alleging an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that Democrats stole the election.


Despite More Than 2 Dozen Legal Losses, Trump's Lawyers Press On With Election Fights

Thursday, November 19, 2020

President Trump's campaign is insisting that Trump has a path to reelection victory despite Joe Biden's decisive win. Lawyers say they will pursue legal challenges to results in swing states.


Led By Giuliani, Trump Campaign Effort To Stop Certification Falters In Pennsylvania

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The campaign suffered a major loss for its flailing effort to overturn the election results. Action by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday followed a string of other defeats.


As Trump Pushes Election Falsehoods, His Cybersecurity Agency Pushes Back

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Led by one of President Trump's nominees, the agency has been actively trying to correct misinformation spread by all sorts of actors, including Trump, about the election.


Debunking Trump And His Allies' False Claims About The Election

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

President Trump and his GOP allies are making a series of false claims about how last week's election went. NPR reporters discuss why those claims are false and the larger strategy behind making them.


Officials And Experts Say Election Went Unexpectedly Well

Monday, November 09, 2020

The U.S. voting system faced many challenges in 2020, including the coronavirus pandemic, a highly divided electorate and allegations of fraud. But many election observers say things went pretty well.


Election Update: Trump Campaign Files Lawsuits In Attempt To Change Election Results

Thursday, November 05, 2020

The Trump campaign has launched a slew of lawsuits in several states designed to dent Joe Biden's growing lead in the vote count. But state courts are quickly dismissing some of those suits.


Pennsylvania, Michigan Among States Where Counting Continues

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

The ballots are still being tabulated in some key states — Pennsylvania and Michigan, for example. The presidential campaigns are braced for possible legal fights.


Election Day Updates: How Polls Are Working Around The Country

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

More than 100 million Americans voted early, and tens of millions more are expected to turn out at the polls. There've been a few disruptions, but more challenges could come when the counting begins.


A Look At The Early Voting Turnout And Voter Concerns So Far

Saturday, October 31, 2020

An unprecedented number of Americans have already cast their ballots in the 2020 election. But legal fights and other concerns are making some people nervous about Election Day and beyond.


Supreme Court Hands Down Several Decisions On Ballots, Days Ahead Of Election Night

Friday, October 30, 2020

Several important legal decisions were made this week on election laws in crucial states as millions of voters have already cast their ballots.


How Voting Is Different This Year

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Voting is different this year. NPR reporters break down what's changed, what voters need to look out for and some of the major legal issues still outstanding a week away from Election Day.


Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin's Ballot Extension Plan

Monday, October 26, 2020

Democrats and progressive groups had asked the justices to intervene after a federal appeals court blocked the ballot-receipt plan.


Robocalls, Rumors And Emails: Last-Minute Election Disinformation Floods Voters

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Dirty tricks and disinformation have been used to intimidate and mislead voters in the past. But they have been especially pervasive this year amid a chaotic and contentious election.


Federal Government Issues Advisory On Russian Hackers' Election Interference

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Russian state-backed hackers are targeting U.S. state and local governments in the run-up to November's election, the federal government issues a warning on Thursday.


Supreme Court Rules Pennsylvania Can Count Ballots Received After Election Day

Monday, October 19, 2020

Pennsylvania Republicans had sought to block the counting of late-arriving ballots, which the state's Supreme Court had approved last month.


Race For A (Ballot) Cure: The Scramble To Fix Absentee-Ballot Problems

Monday, October 19, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots could be rejected because of small mistakes. Many groups are rushing to help voters "cure" their ballots so they can be counted.


Voting Rights Groups Help Americans 'Cure' Rejected Ballots

Friday, October 16, 2020

More than 500,000 ballots were rejected in this year's primaries due to mistakes such as mismatched signatures. Voting rights groups are reaching out to affected voters to help them fix those ballots.


Key Legal Fights Over Voting Remain Unresolved As Election Day Draws Close

Thursday, October 08, 2020

The flurry of last-minute legal action comes as more than 5 million people have already cast ballots, causing some confusion over what voters have to do to ensure that their votes count.