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Iowa Secretary of State: ‘Iowans Should Have the Final Say in All Iowa Elections,...

Paul Pate, Iowa’s Secretary of State, wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in support of Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) by denouncing Rita Hart’s efforts to overturn a state-certified House race. “Iowans take their voting very seriously and I firmly believe we are the best state in the nation for civic engagement,” Pate wrote.…

Pressure Mounts Against Democrat Efforts to Overturn Certified Iowa Congressional Election

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) is joined by Iowa Republicans, another editorial board, and defecting Democrats all opposing Rita Hart and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partisan efforts to overturn a state-certified election in the House instead of in Iowa Courts. Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said, “We cannot let this happen. We cannot federalize our elections, and if it can happen in…

Democrat Elissa Slotkin Rails Against Pelosi’s Move to Overturn Iowa 2nd District Election

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) railed Wednesday against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) move to overturn the results of the Iowa Second Congressional District election in favor of Democrat Rita Hart. “I’m sorry, I cannot support overturning an election, especially given everything that’s gone on and what we’ve been hearing from the Republican side of the…

Reporter Dodges Jail Time After Being Arrested While Covering BLM Protest

A jury acquitted an Iowa reporter of charges she received after police arrested her as she covered a Black Lives Matter protest in May 2020. Andrea Sahouri, a reporter for the Des Moines Register, was charged with failure to disperse and interference with official acts, both misdemeanors. Acquitted. (Photo credit: Ted Nieters/Polaris Images) pic.twitter.com/sUkjJHQ4gg —…

‘This Is My Job’: Journalist Faces Jail Time After Being Arrested While Covering Black...

The trial began Tuesday for a journalist who was arrested while covering a Black Lives Matter protest in May. Iowa reporter Andrea Sahouri, who covers public safety for the Des Moines Register, and her then-boyfriend Spenser Robnett were pepper sprayed and arrested while Sahouri was covering the May 31 protests, the Washington Post reported. They…

Iowa BBQ Owner Heading to Texas to Feed Storm Victims: ‘Somebody Outside Cares’

The owner of Willie Ray’s Q Shack in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is on his way to help Texas residents affected by the recent winter storm. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Willie Ray Fairley said he and his employees are traveling south to feed people who were without power, according to KCRG. “This gesture wasn’t new…

Democrats, Represented by Marc Elias, Challenge Results in Two Close House Races

Democrats are challenging the results in two close House elections in Iowa and New York — and are represented by Marc Elias, the same attorney who led the party’s nationwide efforts to expand vote-by-mail. According to multiple reports, the Democrats plan to appeal to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the House Administration Committee to certify at…

Republican Joni Ernst Wins Iowa Senate Race

November 04, 2020 12:49 AM ET Incumbent Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst has won the Iowa Senate race, multiple reports confirmed Tuesday.  Ernst, who was first elected to the Senate 6 years ago, defeated Democratic candidate Theresa Greenfield 51.9% – 45.1%, according to the Associated Press.   The closely watched Iowa Senate race was considered a…

President Donald Trump Wins Iowa

November 04, 2020 12:48 AM ET President Donald Trump has won the state of Iowa, the Associated Press reported early Wednesday morning. Multiple news outlets announced that the president had taken the state of Iowa, gaining six electoral votes. President Trump won 52.8% of Iowa votes, while 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden won 45.3% of…

Iowa Poll: Donald Trump Leading Joe Biden by 7 Points

President Donald Trump is leading former Vice President Joe Biden in the battleground state of Iowa in the final stretch of the 2020 presidential election, shows a newly-released survey. The Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll found President Trump is beating Biden 48% to 41% — a lead of seven percentage points. Three percent said they will…

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