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Secretaries of State Stress Need for Accuracy, Patience, When 2020 Vote is Counted
2020 Elections
Secretaries of State Stress Need for Accuracy, Patience, When 2020 Vote is Counted
2020-09-24 21:14:47
by Dan McCue

The top elections officials of what will undoubtedly be two of the most closely watched states in the nation on election night 2020 told attendees of a virtual forum Tuesday that their top priority will be ensuring that the vote... Read More

Iowa Governor's Push to Reopen Schools Descends Into Chaos
Education
Iowa Governor's Push to Reopen Schools Descends Into Chaos

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An aggressive push by Iowa’s pro-Trump governor to reopen schools amid a worsening coronavirus outbreak has descended into chaos, with some districts and teachers rebelling and experts calling the scientific benchmarks used by the state... Read More

Midwest Derecho Decimates Iowan Homes and Farmlands, Creating Humanitarian Crisis
Natural Disasters
Midwest Derecho Decimates Iowan Homes and Farmlands, Creating Humanitarian Crisis
2020-08-18 22:31:28
by Sara Wilkerson

A week after a derecho ripped through their state, Iowans remain in the midst of a humanitarian crisis as they attempt to recover from the devastating wind storm. Nearly 47,000 residents remain without electrical power, over 8,200 Iowan homes were... Read More

Iowa Governor Signs Order Restoring Felon Voting Rights
State News
Iowa Governor Signs Order Restoring Felon Voting Rights

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order Wednesday granting convicted felons the right to vote after they complete their sentences, ending Iowa’s place as the only remaining state to broadly deny voting rights to... Read More

RNC Intervenes In Iowa Dispute Over Absentee Voting
State News
RNC Intervenes In Iowa Dispute Over Absentee Voting
2020-07-29 20:24:39
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee on Monday urged Iowa election officials to block counties from sending out absentee ballot request forms with pre-filled voter information. In a letter, the RNC’s chief counsel asked Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate... Read More

Iowa State Fair Cancellation Silences Forum for Candidates Hoping to Connect With Voters
State News
Iowa State Fair Cancellation Silences Forum for Candidates Hoping to Connect With Voters
2020-06-16 14:25:04
by Sara Wilkerson

The cancellation of the 2020 Iowa State Fair due to ongoing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus isn't just a blow to those who love carnival rides, live music, fried Twinkies and an almost unimaginable array of food items... Read More

Iowa Voters Oust Rep. King, Shunned for Insensitive Remarks
2020 Elections
Iowa Voters Oust Rep. King, Shunned for Insensitive Remarks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in northwest Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday’s primary, deciding they’ve had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for making incendiary comments about immigrants and white supremacy throughout his nearly two decades... Read More

GOP Congressman Steve King May Lose His Seat at the Hands of His Own Party
Elections
GOP Congressman Steve King May Lose His Seat at the Hands of His Own Party

AMES, Iowa — Rep. Steve King is among the most conservative members of Congress, and he represents a district so red that Donald Trump won it by 27 percentage points in 2016. Yet the nine-term congressman is at risk of... Read More

Outside Money Pours Into Iowa Senate Primary, With More to Come
2020 Elections
Outside Money Pours Into Iowa Senate Primary, With More to Come

WASHINGTON — Millions of dollars have already been spent in Iowa ahead of Tuesday’s Senate primary, mostly from outside groups bolstering Democrat Theresa Greenfield in her bid to take on Republican Sen. Joni Ernst. And the spending so far is... Read More

Iowa Logs Record Number of Absentee Ballot Requests Ahead of June Primary
State News
Iowa Logs Record Number of Absentee Ballot Requests Ahead of June Primary
2020-05-14 13:57:23
by Gaspard Le Dem

With the Iowa primaries less than three weeks away, an unprecedented number of voters have applied to vote by mail in the state’s June 2 election. As of Tuesday, 356,315 voters had requested an absentee ballot, with 96,311 ballots already... Read More

Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Resigns in Wake of Caucus Fiasco
Political News
Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Resigns in Wake of Caucus Fiasco
2020-02-13 16:10:07
by Dan McCue

Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price resigned Wednesday night, saying in a lengthy letter that his continued "presence in my current role" would only serve as a distraction as the party seeks to move on from the state's caucus fiasco.... Read More

Even Before Iowa Fiasco, Caucuses Were on Their Way Out
Elections
Even Before Iowa Fiasco, Caucuses Were on Their Way Out

WASHINGTON — It didn’t take the high-profile disaster that was last week’s Iowa caucus for state political parties to move away from the party-run presidential preference system. Even before the Iowa debacle, caucuses were on their way out across the... Read More

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