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State Republicans pass bill to restrict early voting, voting by mail and voting on Election Day in Iowa

Just eight days after it was introduced in the Iowa Legislature, a bill that would make it harder to vote but easier to remove people from voting rolls, and creates new criminal liability for local election officials, received its final approval. On Wednesday night, the Republican-controlled Iowa House of Representatives sent the bill to Gov. […]

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‘There must be consequences’: Rep. Cindy Axne calls for Trump’s removal while Iowa’s Republicans in Congress avoid criticizing him

All four members of Iowa’s House of Representatives delegation and both of its senators issued statements condemning the actions of the mob that overran the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. But only one of them actually addressed Donald Trump’s responsibility for inciting an insurrection aimed at stopping the certification of the Electoral College votes and preventing […]

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Sen. Joni Ernst won’t say if she’ll object to certifying Biden’s win; other Iowa Republicans accept Trump’s loss

With less than a day left before Congress is scheduled to certify the votes of the Electoral College, confirming Joe Biden’s win, Sen. Joni Ernst had not yet decided whether she will join Donald Trump’s latest attempt to nullify the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election. “Sen. Ernst is continuing to hear from Iowans […]

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Democrats have a strong showing in Linn County, but Republican Louie Zumbach wins a seat on the Board of Supervisors

Linn County set a new voter turnout record in Tuesday’s election with 79 percent of eligible voters casting ballots, Linn County Auditor Joel Miller tweeted on Wednesday. Congratulations to the 127,000+ early voters and election day voters of @LinnCounty ! You set a record for turn out – 79%. Congratulations to the bi-partisan team of […]

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New records set for voter turnout as Democrats win in Johnson County, Republicans win statewide

Iowa had a record turnout for the Nov. 3 general election, breaking the previous record by 100,000 votes, Secretary of State Paul Pate tweeted on Wednesday morning. According to the unofficial statewide results, 1,687,883 have been counted. (Mailed-in absentee ballots postmarked by Monday, Nov. 2, will be counted if they are received in a county […]

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Advocates for Social Justice offering free Uber rides to the polls for all voters and childcare reimbursement

Iowans who need transportation to their polling place can use a free Uber voucher provided by the Advocates for Social Justice. The Cedar Rapids group announced on their Facebook page Wednesday evening that they are partnering with Democracy Defenders Iowa to expand their free Uber voucher to all Iowa voters. The group has already been […]

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