James Vouloukos (left) and William Ferris sort through donated clothes in Oceanside, N.Y. Relief workers say cash is more useful than donated supplies for their efforts. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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After Superstorm Sandy, the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in Neptune, N.J., is filled with water bottles, canned food and other goods. But these supplies are going out almost as fast as they come in. Amy Walters/NPR hide caption

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Voters line up in the dark Tuesday to cast their ballots at a polling station in Miami. President Obama said the long lines nationwide were something "we have to fix." Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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People cast their ballots at an early-voting center in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 15. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A sign directing voters to a polling place is seen during the first day of early voting on Monday in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An anonymous "family foundation" is paying for billboards warning against voter fraud, like this one in a minority neighborhood on the east side of Cleveland. Clear Channel, which owns the space, says the anonymity violates its policies but it will not take the ads down. Ken Barcus/NPR hide caption

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People eat a free community meal at The Center in Lima, Ohio, earlier this year. Although more than 46 million Americans are poor, the issue has gotten little attention in the presidential race. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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A voter registration form and absentee ballot application at a Franklin County polling place in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday. The deadline to register to vote in Ohio is Oct. 9. Matt Sullivan/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is still deciding on whether to allow the state's new rules that require voters to show picture ID when voting will be allowed this election. In case it is approved, Kathleen Herbert went to a downtown Philadelphia DMV office to get her photo ID updated for voting. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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A child waits with a box of food at a mobile food bank in Oswego, N.Y., in June. New census data show that 46.2 million people in the U.S. lived below the poverty line last year. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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In South Carolina, Pennsylvania and several other states, new voter ID laws are being challenged in court just eight weeks before the general election. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Protesters hold signs in Allentown, Pa., om July 25 as the Commonwealth Court holds hearings on voter ID laws. Stephen Flood/Express-Times /Landov hide caption

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Then-presidential candidate Barack Obama poses with National Urban League President Marc Morial on Aug. 2, 2008. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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