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From: The Gazette
Most Iowa felons with newly restored rights haven't registered to vote
DES MOINES - The voting rights of roughly 35,000 felons in the state who completed their sentences were restored this summer by an executive order,...
From: KCRG
Absentee ballot request deadline approaches on Saturday in Iowa
Absentee ballot request forms must be in the hands of county auditors by this Saturday....
From: COURIER
All of the Times Republicans Have Refused to Help Americans During the Coronavirus Pandemic
While Pelosi and the Trump administration continue stimulus negotiations, Senate Republicans have so far refused to offer meaningful assistance to...
From: DemCast
Cindy Axne: Standing Up for Iowa
Cindy Axne ran for Iowas 3rd Congressional District in 2018. She defeated a Republican incumbent and made history as one of the first female...
From: DemCast
A Voice for All Iowans – Rita Hart for Iowa Congress
Smart, strong, caring, pragmatic these words all aptly describe IA-02 candidate Rita Hart. Her background is uniquely suited to serving IA-02 in...
From: DemCast
Theresa Greenfield: A Voice of Experience for Iowa
Locked in a critical race with Joni Ernst to be Iowa's senator, Theresa Greenfield is the reason voters are turning to a Democratic candidate....
From: Des Moines Register
Auditor: Iowa misallocated at least $21 million in COVID-19 funds
Gov. Kim Reynolds must reallocate the federal money to pandemic expenses or Iowa will have to repay it, the auditor says...
From: Iowa Public Radio
In Iowa And Nationwide, It Might Take Longer To Know Who Won The Election
Americans have gotten used to knowing who won an election on election night or, at least by the next morning. But election experts say this year could...
From: AP NEWS
Conservative lawyer floats challenge of election outcome
A national conservative group may challenge the outcome of the Nov. 3 elections by arguing that municipalities are improperly...
From: Up North News
Health Group to Trump: Please Just Stop Your ‘Super-Spreader’ Rallies Already
Wisconsins Lieutenant Governor joins demand that the president stop holding events that put lives at risk and normalize unsafe behavior....
From: CNN
Awkward debate moment for Joni Ernst in the midst of tight race
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), who touts growing up on a farm, faced an awkward debate moment when asked by the moderator about the price of soybeans in...
From: The Gazette
'So much at stake' in 2020 election, Kamala Harris tells Iowa Democrats
The election will be over soon enough, but California Sen. Kamala Harris warned Iowa Democrats the consequences may last generations....
From: NBC News
With Election Day looming, voting rights are still being decided in court. Here's what to know.
Both parties are claiming victory as dozens of voting lawsuits are being decided. Here's what's changed so far....
From: The Intercept
A Desperate Trump Rallies in Iowa as He Cancels Ads, Loses Ground
The grim reality of the coronavirus pandemic is hanging over the presidents proof of life tour....
From: Tulsa World
Iowa Senate candidates debate, differ on racism, privilege
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield differed sharply Thursday about whether systematic...
From: COURIER
‘You Don’t Care About Us’: Unemployed Americans Say Their Government Has Failed Them
The latest jobless claims report shows applications are inching back up again. Americans share what life is like unemployed in a pandemic....
From: DemCast
Iowa Tough: Abby Finkenauer
Lifelong Iowa resident Abby Finkenauer strives to honor Iowa values by protecting working families, farmers, veterans and seniors....
From: Des Moines Register
As Donald Trump heads to Iowa, what does the Iowa Poll say Iowans are thinking about him?
With three weeks to go before the election and Iowa hanging in the balance, President Donald Trump is headed to Des Moines. Here's the latest polling....
From: USA TODAY
Trump 'army' of poll watchers could frighten voters, incite violence, election officials warn
Voting rights groups worry that President Donald Trump's call for an "army" to monitor polls could lead to violence and intimidation....
From: NBC News
Vote early, vote offline: Why elections aren't happening on our smartphones
Plenty of election work is computerized, but online voting risks centralizing a system that is secure in large part due to its "clunky" nature....
From: NPR
Normally Invisible, National Security Figures Assume Prominent Election Role
National security leaders are playing a far more prominent role than in previous elections. Current officials are trying to reassure voters. Many...
From: STAT
Trump prepares to campaign in Iowa, where Covid-19 is 'out of control'
Trumps Iowa campaign stop is the most audacious this week; the state is experiencing record high hospitalizations from Covid-19....
From: COURIER
Trump's Rallies Have Previously Been Connected to COVID Cases. And They're Back.
President Donald Trump is back stumping on the campaign trail since his release from Walter Reed Medical Center last week due to COVID-19....
From: Floricua
From Jobs to Health Care, Where Biden and Trump Stand on 6 Key Issues
Trump and Biden have very different views on how to tackle the problems facing the United States, including the economy and health care....
From: Up North News
Evers Asks GOP Leaders to Stop Weakening State’s Response to COVID-19
Instead, a GOP-led committee fights an emergency safeguard, even though it will expire by the time the Legislature can officially reject it....
From: Tulsa World
Iowa tops 100,000 coronavirus cases as Trump plans rally
As Iowa surpassed 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases Monday and remained the fourth-highest state for rate of infection, the mayor of Des Moines...
From: The Gazette
University of Iowa student leaders call for prompt resumption of diversity training
IOWA CITY - University of Iowa student leaders have asked their campus to promptly reinstate diversity training it recently paused in response to a...
From: The Copper Courier
How Huge Has Early Voting Been in 2020? Try Over-6-Million-Ballots Huge.
With a deadly pandemic raging alongside a particularly contentious election, voter turnout numbers for all types of early voting are shattering...
From: WKYC
Why you may not want to wait until Election Day to vote
Ballots are already being safely collected....
From: The Quad-City Times
Iowa's senior voters, driving early voting, hold sway in election
The generation that led change on college campuses, in social life, the workplace and definitely in politics is poised to make its presence felt again...
From: Fox News
Trump to visit Pa., Iowa next week, stepping up travel schedule post-COVID diagnosis
President Trump added Pennsylvania and Iowa to his campaign schedule next week, stepping up travel plans despite his recent bout with coronavirus....
From: KTIV
Iowa absentee ballot requests of 703,768 set record
Over 96,000 have been returned so far with nearly 60,000 of those from Democratic voters....
From: NPR
Biden Has The Advantage On The Airwaves With Weeks To Go In Campaign
The Trump campaign is set to run about $11 million in ads in the two Midwestern states he won in 2016. But six states continue to dominate the...
From: The Keystone
Candidates in 14 Key State House Races Share Their Ideas for Helping the Economy Recover
Republicans are looking to reopen businesses quickly, while Democrats look to longer-term solutions to aid in economic recovery....
From: COURIER
As Recent Trump Interviews Run Off the Rails, Pelosi Announces 25th Amendment Move
Since leaving the hospital, President Trump has delivered rambling interviews, incoherent tweets, and called for imprisoning political enemies. His...
From: The Copper Courier
Trump Abruptly Ends COVID Relief Talks Only to Later Tweet Demands for More Aid
The president may want to undo his decision to end COVID stimulus talks until after the election, but analysts say Biden would be better for the...
From: COURIER
Trump Administration Knew What It Was Doing With Its Child-Separation Policy, Watchdog Report Says
The Justice Department's inspector general found that Jeff Sessions and others actively encouraged the 2018 child-separation policy....
From: POLITICO
Biden leads Trump by 5 points in Iowa poll
Theresa Greenfield, the Democratic challenger in the states Senate contest, leads incumbent Sen. Joni Ernst by the identical margin in the...
From: Cardinal & Pine
The Average American Spends 15 Times More on Health Care Than Trump Paid in Federal Income Taxes in 2017
The average person spent $11,172 on health care in 2018, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services15 times the amount Trump paid in...
From: WebMD
Voting During COVID Pandemic: How to Do It Safely
Record numbers of people have already cast ballots, whether by mail or through in-person early voting. The United States Elections Project says more...
From: The Quad-City Times
Iowa court rulings add to confusion on absentee ballots
DES MOINES Both sides in a legal clash over Iowas absentee voting laws were able to agree on one thing Tuesday the court fight has become...
From: COURIER
WATCH: Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Sound Off on the Potential Repeal of the ACA
Up to 133 million Americans have pre-existing conditions covered by the Affordable Care Act...
From: Cardinal & Pine
Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.
The care President Trump is likely to receive will set him apart from most Americans...
From: COURIER
Trump Appointee Pressured CDC to Alter Report on COVID-19 Risks in Children
Political operative requested changes that downplayed the risks of COVID-19 to children as schools...
From: The Intercept
100,000 BALLOT REQUESTS WERE INVALIDATED IN IOWA AFTER COURTS SIDED WITH TRUMP CAMPAIGN
Democratic wins for the presidency and the Senate could hinge on an absentee-ballot...
From: AP News
Judge blocks Iowa directive on absentee ballot applications
A judge blocked Iowa’s secretary of state Monday from enforcing an order that barred counties from sending absentee ballot...
From: U.S. News
Iowa Supreme Court Urged to Halt Absentee Ballot Request Law
The Iowa Supreme Court is being urged by Democrats and a Latino civil rights group to block a new Republican-backed law that could leave thousands of requesters without absentee ballots.