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Republican lawmaker denies Heritage Action involvement in election bill

BY: - May 13, 2021

A key Republican lawmaker on Thursday denied statements by the head of Heritage Action for America about the conservative lobbying group’s role in the approval of voting restrictions this year in Iowa. Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America, said in a leaked video that her organization had drafted parts of and helped […]

Iowa’s new elections bill already facing its first legal challenge

BY: - March 9, 2021

Calling Iowa’s new election law “a cynical manipulation of the electoral process” and “an exercise in voter suppression,” the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa has filed a lawsuit against the state to block its implementation. The lawsuit, filed in Polk County District Court, names Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and Iowa […]

Reynolds: Iowans are concerned about election integrity and ‘censorship’

BY: - February 25, 2021

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday that Iowans are concerned “what happened” in the 2020 elections and about “censorship” imposed by private tech companies. Earlier this week, the Iowa House and Senate passed legislation that imposes new restrictions on voting in Iowa. Under the bill, county auditors could send out absentee ballots no more than […]

Senate passes major election bill one week after its introduction

BY: - February 23, 2021

The Iowa Senate passed a sweeping elections bill Tuesday that would shorten the time frame for absentee and early voting and create strict statewide standards for county auditors with felony penalties for misconduct. “The 2020 election saw record turnout in the state and across the country,” said Sen. Roby Smith, R-Davenport, who led a three-hour […]