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Iowa 2022 Elections
So what comes next from state government and Iowa’s congressional delegation?
By and large, Tuesday night was a drubbing for Democrats in Iowa up and down the ballot.
On this week’s edition of the On Iowa Politics podcast we review the results of the 2022 elections.
The county initially reported more absentee ballots than it received; the error was caught by state officials and the county’s results were corrected
Republican state lawmakers on Thursday chose Sen. Amy Sinclair as the new president of the Iowa Senate following the defeat of current Senate President Jake Chapman in Tuesday’s midterm election.
Republicans ousted two 40-year Democratic incumbents and could have a clean sweep of statewide offices following a midterm election where the GOP further solidified its control over state government.
The office has been made aware of “an apparent technical violation of Iowa’s election laws,”
The results suggest a continuation of the urban-rural divide playing out across the nation, as well as the move of Iowa counties near the Mississippi River toward the Republican Party.
Voters in southeast Cedar Rapids have elected the first Arab American to serve in the Iowa Legislature.
They unseated the longest-serving state attorney general and state treasurer in U.S. history. But the auditor’s race is still up in the air.
Republican incumbent defeats Democratic challenger, state Sen. Liz Mathis in race for Iowa’s Second Congressional District.
Former Linn County Supervisor and current county employee Brent Oleson will be the next Linn County treasurer.
District 2 incumbent Ben Rogers was elected for a fifth term to the three-member Linn County Board of Supervisors. State Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt will fill the other open seat.
Republican prevails over challenge from Democrat Christina Bohannan