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State board certifies a six-vote win for Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District

Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks won the race for the open seat in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District by six votes, according to the Iowa Board of Canvas. The board met on Monday afternoon to certify all the results from the Nov. 3 election. The State Canvassing Board has officially certified the results of the 2020 general election. […]

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Republican Miller-Meeks declares victory in 2nd District, even as one county prepares to recount votes on Thursday

Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks declared victory in the race for the open seat in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday, even though there is a recount already scheduled for Thursday in Lucas County. Lucas County put Miller-Meeks ahead of her Democratic opponent Rita Hart by a few dozen votes, when its auditor’s office posted new results […]

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Republican Miller-Meeks takes the lead in the 2nd District as Lucas County changes its vote totals

Republican Marianette Miller-Meeks regained the lead in the race for the open seat in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, after Lucas County updated its election results on Monday night. As of noon on Tuesday, the Iowa Secretary of State’s unofficial vote tally had Miller-Meeks ahead of Democrat Rita Hart by 50 votes, with 196,823 votes to […]

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Rita Hart moves into the lead in District 2 race for U.S. House as Jasper County corrects its vote total

Democrat Rita Hart took the lead in the race for the open seat in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, after the Jasper County Auditor’s Office corrected a mistake in the vote totals it reported on Tuesday. After the correction, Hart moved ahead of Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks by 162 in the district’s unofficial vote total. On Tuesday […]

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Letter to the editor: Why the Secretary of State race is important to Iowans with disabilities

It might not seem like the most exciting race, but for Johnson County voters, I’m going to say Secretary of State is the most important contest on the ballot. Democratic candidate Deidre DeJear has called the position she’s running for the “gatekeeper”: The Iowa Secretary of State supervises elections — a big deal in these days of hacking, voter purges and court battles over poll ID laws. Just last year, actually, DeJear’s… […]

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Finkenauer campaign was responsible for text messages sending voters to the wrong polling places

Abby Finkenauer’s congressional campaign was responsible for the text messages containing erroneous information about where to vote in the primary election that were sent to voters in five Iowa counties on Monday and Tuesday, according to the Secretary of State’s office. On Wednesday afternoon, the office issued a press release explaining that a vendor working […]

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