Pam Fessler Pam Fessler is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where she covers poverty and philanthropy.

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Plans To Watch Polls For Fraud Raise Fears Of Intimidation

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Ian Watlington, with the National Disability Rights Network, pauses at the doorway of a Washington, D.C., recreation center used as a polling place. He says the door, which has a stationary bar down the middle, would be too narrow for him to enter if he was in his motorized wheelchair. He can barely get through in his manual chair. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Voters With Disabilities Fight For More Accessible Polling Places

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A voter casts a ballot at an absentee voting station in Fairfax, Va. Many polling places are preparing for the possibility of violence on Election Day. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll Workers Are Hoping For Calm But Preparing For The Worst

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A man registers to vote at the Early Vote Center in Minneapolis on Oct. 5. Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Voting: 5 Things To Do Before Heading To The Polls

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Election Experts Share Tips On How To Avoid Voting Issues At The Polls

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How Clinton And Trump Plan To Address The Issue Of Poverty

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A voter registration sign hangs near a table where residents fill out paperwork at a polling location during the presidential primary vote in Waukesha, Wis., on April 5. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Conservatives File Voter Registration Lawsuits That Liberals Say Are Blocking Votes

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Census Figures Show Poverty Rate Drops For Children And Adults

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A student receives her afternoon snack at Kingsley Elementary School in Los Angeles. Many of the students at the school in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Number Of Hungry U.S. Kids Drops To Lowest Level Since Before Great Recession

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Rosalind Alexander-Kasparik cares for her fiance, David Rector, who's trying to have his voting rights restored five years after a judge ruled that a traumatic brain injury disqualified him from casting a ballot in San Diego. Elliot Spagat/AP hide caption

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Disabled And Fighting For The Right To Vote

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FBI Warns State Election Offices To Be Wary Of Hackers

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North Carolina State University students wait in line to vote in the primaries in Raleigh. North Carolina is one of several states with voting laws in front of the courts. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Restores Voting Rights For 13,000 Felons

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Amber Lakin (front) and colleague Julia Porras work at Central City Concern, an organization that does outreach and job training to combat homelessness and addiction in Portland, Ore. Lakin went through the welfare system and now works with Central City Coffee, an offshoot of the main organization, which uses coffee roasting/packaging as a job training space. Leah Nash for NPR hide caption

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20 Years Since Welfare's Overhaul, Results Are Mixed

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