Election 2022

Even red-state voters back abortion rights via ballot questions, rejecting court ruling

BY: - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states — including GOP-dominated Kentucky — backed abortion rights Tuesday, signaling that while the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority no longer believes the procedure is protected within the U.S. Constitution, many Americans want their states to do just that. California, Kentucky, Michigan , Montana and Vermont residents voted to support […]

No GOP ‘wave,’ but Republicans could still gain control of U.S. House

BY: , and - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — Republicans fell short of their greatest ambitions for major gains in the U.S. House, with control of the chamber still in doubt early Wednesday. Republicans are still likely to narrowly win control of the U.S. House, based on expert projections. But of 20 races rated by elections forecaster Inside Elections as true toss-ups, […]

U.S. Senate control too close to call as multiple states grapple with tight vote counts

BY: , and - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON —  Control of the U.S. Senate remained unclear early Wednesday as races in a handful of swing states in the midterm elections were still too close to call, and it appeared it might be days — or even weeks — before a final result was known. But Democrats flipped the open Pennsylvania Senate seat, which Republicans have held […]

Republicans win all but one Iowa statewide executive office.

BY: and - November 9, 2022

Republicans have won all but one of Iowa’s statewide executive offices, but the state auditor’s race remains too close to call. Here’s where the races stood early Wednesday: Attorney general Republican Brenna Bird defeated longtime incumbent Attorney General Tom Miller by a narrow margin early Wednesday. Miller, a Democrat, told reporters he called Bird to […]

Hinson wins another term in U.S. House

BY: - November 9, 2022

Republican U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson won a second term in Congress Tuesday, beating her Democratic challenger, State Sen. Liz Mathis. Hinson led the race with 57% of the vote when the Associated Press declared her the winner in the race to represent Iowa’s 2nd District. At the time, 75% of the vote had been counted. […]

Race projected for Nunn, giving GOP a sweep of Iowa’s federal races

BY: - November 9, 2022

Republican challenger Zach Nunn is projected to win over U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne in Iowa 3rd Congressional District race, the Associated Press reported. Nunn had already declared victory twice. “This race changes the course of America,” Nunn said in a speech Tuesday night. Nunn has 50.3% of the vote to Axne’s 49.6% in unofficial results […]

Miller-Meeks wins a second term in the U.S. House

BY: - November 8, 2022

U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks won a second term in office Tuesday, the Associated Press projected, beating Democratic challenger Christina Bohannan in the race to represent the people of Iowa’s U.S. House District 1. Miller-Meeks, a Republican who won her first term in office two years ago by the narrowest of margins, had 53.4% of the […]

Voters approve constitutional amendment on gun rights

BY: - November 8, 2022

The constitutional amendment restricting infringement on gun ownership and use on Iowa voters’ ballots passed on Tuesday. The ballot question received 65.1% “yes” votes and 34.9% “no,” with 98% precincts reporting, according to unofficial results. The Associated Press projected just before 11 p.m. Tuesday that the amendment had been approved. Constitutional amendments need a simple […]

Grassley wins eighth term in U.S. Senate

BY: - November 8, 2022

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican, won election to his eighth term in the Senate on Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Mike Franken, according to the Associated Press. When the race was called, Grassley led with about 56% of the vote. It was the closest race Grassley has won since he was first elected. He has routinely […]

Feenstra wins reelection in Iowa’s 4th District

BY: - November 8, 2022

Rep. Randy Feenstra has won a second term in the U.S. House of Representatives with 67.4% of the vote over Democratic challenger Ryan Melton, based on unofficial results.  With 99% of precincts reporting Wednesday, Melton had 30.4% of the vote and Liberty Caucus candidate Bryan Jack Holder had 2.2%. The Associated Press called the race […]

Reynolds: ‘Now we are ready for the next challenge’

BY: - November 8, 2022

The Associated Press called Iowa’s gubernatorial contest for incumbent Kim Reynolds just minutes after the polls closed Tuesday night. Fending off a challenge from Democrat Deidre DeJear, the Republican governor won her second full term in office. The early declaration of victory for Reynolds did not come as a surprise for those following Iowa politics: […]

Midterm voting mostly problem-free in battleground states, voting advocates report

BY: - November 8, 2022

Voting across the country has largely gone smoothly as of midday Tuesday, without any major issues or incidents of voter intimidation, voting rights advocates said. In counties that did experience problems, which were typical of any Election Day, the incidents were largely attributed to faulty technology and human error. In Maricopa County, Arizona, one of […]