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The numbers behind this year’s closest Congressional race
Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter • November 30, 2020

The race in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District was the closest congressional race the state had seen in over a century. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate finalized the results on Monday, certifying Mariannette Miller-Meeks as the winner, with a six-vote margin of victory....

Iowa State Senator for District 41, Mariannette Miller-Meeks discuses COVID-19 at The Palmer House Stable on Oct. 20. Miller-Meeks was a 2020 candidate for  US Representative for Iowa 2nd District.
Mariannette Miller-Meeks' six-vote lead certified by Iowa Secretary of State
Julia Shanahan and Caleb McCullough November 30, 2020

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate certified the results of the most competitive congressional race in the country, finalizing Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks' six-vote margin of victory. The Associated Press will not call Iowa's 2nd Congressional District race for Miller-Meeks...

U.S. Congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks approaches the stage at the Riverside Casino after winning the election against her opponent, D. Rita Hart, Tuesday night.
Miller-Meeks leads 2nd District by six votes with all county recounts complete
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • November 28, 2020

The battle for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District has narrowed once again as Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks leads by a razor-thin six-vote margin following the recount in all counties in the district. The state canvass board will meet Monday to certify results. Clinton...

Photo Illustration by Hannah Kinson
Iowans convicted of felonies cast their vote in a tumultuous election
Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor • December 1, 2020

Ahead of the January start to the legislative session in Iowa, a state which has long been a national leader of racial disparities in the state’s criminal-justice system, all eyes are on Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and lawmakers to enact a more permanent restoration of voting...

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the Condition of the State address at the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Gov. Kim Reynolds to allocate $14 million of CARES funds to long-term care facilities
Grace Hamilton, News Reporter • November 19, 2020

Gov Kim Reynolds followed up on recent efforts to mitigate the spike of COVID-19, announcing $14 million in CARES funding allocated to long-term care facilities, following a discussion about the state’s efforts in protecting Tyson Food employees.   Reynolds said that...

How accessible COVID-19 tests are in Iowa
How accessible COVID-19 tests are in Iowa
Brooklyn Draisey, Projects Editor • November 18, 2020

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Sarah Watson and Lyle Muller If your time is short Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds defended a shortage of Test Iowa appointments...

PolitiFact Iowa is a partnership of The Daily Iowan and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in Iowa politics. Reporters and researchers from PolitiFact Iowa examine statements by Iowa elected officials and candidates and anyone else who speaks up on matters of public importance.
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is seen at a public forum for the 2020 fiscal year budget at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday February 27 2019.
Three incumbent Democrats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors win reelection
Clinton Garlock, News Reporter • November 3, 2020

All three incumbent Johnson County Supervisors won reelection on Tuesday with at least 55 percent of the vote, defeating Republican challenger Phil Hemmingway. Rod Sullivan has been on the board since 2004. He has passed several human-rights ordinances and a graduated minimum...

Jakeline Morello (furthest left), Sara Cello (furthest right), and their friends pose for a portrait in front of the Iowa City Public Library polling location on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. They had all recently just voted, with Morello and Cello voting all Democrat.
What you need to know ahead of Election Day
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • November 1, 2020

Tuesday is Election Day, and nearly a million people across the state have already cast their ballots. There’s still time to vote in person on Nov. 3 — here’s what you need to know about voting in-person the day of. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. in every...

The second 2020 Presidential Debate plays on the television in Gabe’s on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The debate is between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
Iowans say Thursday’s presidential debate was more productive
Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor • October 22, 2020

Donald Trump and Joe Biden offered contrasting visions for America’s future Thursday night, in an exchange that was far more restrained than the pair’s first debate in September. With less than two weeks until Election Day, the presidential race in Iowa has tightened...