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Rita Hart drops her challenge of Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ election, citing the GOP’s ‘toxic campaign of political disinformation’

Rita Hart announced on Wednesday afternoon she is withdrawing her challenge to the 2020 election results in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. Hart, a Democrat, lost the race for the district’s open seat to Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks by six votes, according […]

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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 […]

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Recount in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District is underway

The recount of all votes for the open seat in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District has begun. Scott County, the most populous of the district’s 24 counties, started its recount on Tuesday and Johnson County began on Wednesday. The other counties […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Democrat Deidre DeJear wants to expand voting opportunities as Iowa Secretary of State

The race for Iowa Secretary of State is normally pretty sedate, but this year is an exception, as the enthusiastic crowd that packed Old Brick on Tuesday afternoon loudly demonstrated. That’s because the office controls voting in the state, and […]

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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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Iowa Secretary of State says he’s not trying to undermine a judge’s ruling on voter ID

On Friday, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate issued a statement explaining his office was not encouraging county-level election officials to ignore a court order suspending parts of Iowa’s 2017 voter ID law. The statement was necessary, because on Thursday […]

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