Election 2022

Iowa Senate Republicans fill out leadership team

BY: - December 5, 2022

Iowa Republicans announced the remainder of the state Senate leadership team Monday as the party prepares for its first session in decades holding a supermajority. Iowa Senate Republicans reelected Sen. Brad Zaun of Urbandale as president pro tempore, according to a news release. Sen. Waylon Brown of Osage, who previously served as an assistant majority […]

Fewer absentee ballots cast in 2022, but fewer rejected than previous midterms

BY: - December 1, 2022

As Iowa finalizes its 2022 election results, data shows that fewer ballots were rejected for late arrival in this year’s election than in the last midterm election. The Iowa State Board of Canvassers certified the results from the Nov. 8 election Thursday, according to the Iowa Secretary of State’s office, although a special canvass will […]

Georgia appeals court denies GOP state election chief’s bid to ban early voting the Saturday after Thanksgiving

BY: - November 22, 2022

Georgia’s Court of Appeals has rejected Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s attempt to keep Georgians from voting in the U.S. Senate runoff on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The appeals court on Monday evening blocked the state’s emergency motion to nullify a Fulton County judge’s order giving Georgia counties the option to open early voting […]

College students push to ease voting access after midterm barriers

BY: - November 21, 2022

Young voters made their voices heard during the midterms, turning out in relatively high numbers in an election that produced the first congressperson from Generation Z. But university students and voting rights advocates say voters on college campuses faced far too many difficulties trying to cast their ballots. Across the country, voting rights groups and […]

Iowa Sen. Sarah Trone Garriott to serve as Democratic whip

BY: - November 18, 2022

Iowa Sen. Sarah Trone Garriott will take over from retiring Sen. Amanda Ragan as Democratic whip in the Iowa Senate, Democrats announced Friday. Trone Garriott of West Des Moines won reelection against former Senate President Jake Chapman, representing Senate District 14. While Democrats lost ground and remain the minority in both chambers, Trone Garriott’s race […]

Auditor candidate Todd Halbur concedes race to Rob Sand

BY: - November 18, 2022

Republican candidate for state auditor Todd Halbur conceded Friday, saying his campaign lacks the resources to conduct a recount of the tight statewide race. Democratic incumbent Rob Sand declared victory in the race the week of the election. Sand leads with 600,719 votes to Halbur’s 597,826 with all 99 counties reporting, according to the Iowa Secretary […]

What to expect as Iowa’s attorney general, treasurer leave office after four decades

BY: - November 17, 2022

Change is coming to Iowa’s attorney general and treasurer’s offices as voters chose to elect challengers who promised to work toward GOP goals over the Democratic incumbents who argued their tenure brought nonpartisan successes. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and state Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, both the nation’s longest-serving officials in their positions, were defeated in […]

Reynolds elected 2023 Republican Governors Association chair

BY: - November 17, 2022

Members of the Republican Governors Association unanimously elected Gov. Kim Reynolds as chair for the 2023 cycle during the organization’s annual conference this week. Reynolds will take over for current co-chairs Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, with whom she worked as vice chair during the last cycle. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee […]

Nancy Pelosi, first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House, steps down from leadership

BY: - November 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who became the first woman in history to hold the gavel, shepherding landmark bills across four presidencies, announced Thursday she’ll step aside from leadership though she’ll remain in Congress. “With great confidence in our caucus, I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress,” she […]

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Elections bring more diversity to Iowa Legislature

BY: - November 17, 2022

People of color, Iowans who identify as part of the LGBTQ community, and those adhering to a non-Christian faith tradition will hold a record number of seats in the Iowa Legislature next year. Just four years ago, four Black representatives in the 100-member House were the only people of color serving in the Iowa Legislature. […]

Republicans win control of the U.S. House with 218th seat

BY: - November 16, 2022

Republicans clinched a majority in the U.S. House on Wednesday night after a Republican won reelection to a California seat that put the GOP over the top, according to Associated Press projections. Though not as decisive a victory as GOP leaders had hoped, Republican candidates flipped key seats in New York, Virginia, Oregon and Arizona […]

McConnell reelected U.S. Senate GOP leader, fending off bid by Florida’s Rick Scott

BY: - November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans overwhelmingly reelected Mitch McConnell on Wednesday as their leader for the next Congress, though nearly a dozen members backed Florida Sen. Rick Scott’s attempt to usurp McConnell. Scott launched his bid Tuesday during an hourslong discussion among Senate Republicans about the future of their party amid disappointing results in the midterm […]