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Iowans are bombarded with political claims on TV, radio or in the mail. The Gazette’s Fact Checker team hashes out some of those claims in our podcast. We argue a little, laugh a lot and eventually settle on a grade.
An Iowa GOP election bill from 2021 moved 294,000 Iowans to inactive status for not voting in the 2020 general election. Linn County Auditor Joel Miller, now running for Iowa Secretary of State, says 80 percent of Linn County’s deactivated voters still are inactive, which is “one step closer” to being canceled. We’ll check those claims.
The Fact Checker is going to check a statement from Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann about whether Sen. Kevin Kinney, an Oxford Democrat, voted in “lock step with liberal progressives.” Kinney has been endorsed by retiring Republican Rep. Jarad Klein.
In a campaign email last week as the U.S. Senate prepared to vote on legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade into law, Sen. Chuck Grassley’s team claimed Democratic challenger Abby Finkenauer supports abortion “from conception to birth.” But Republican talking points may be misconstruing Democrats’ stance.