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US: Iowa (News/Activism)

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  • Are House Democrats prepared to steal two elections?

    12/29/2020 8:11:51 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | by David Avella | December 29, 2020 08:28 AM
    Will Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rob Iowa voters by seating Democratic House candidate Rita Hart instead of the actual election winner in Iowa's 2nd District, Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks? Hart is challenging the certified election results and seeking for the U.S. House to declare her the winner. The same may occur in upstate New York, where Democratic incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi and former Republican congresswoman Claudia Tenney are separated by fewer than 20 votes. House Democrats refusing to validate certified election results in two closely contested districts is not exactly a crime. However, it certainly would rob voters in...
  • Iowa's first COVID-19 vaccine administered at University of Iowa

    12/15/2020 12:06:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | December 14, 2020 | Vanessa Miller
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — In a room 12 stories above the emergency department where he has been caring for COVID-19 patients over the last nine months, David Conway, 39, Monday morning became the first person in Iowa to receive a vaccine for the novel coronavirus since its emergency authorization Friday. Conway, a University of Iowa Health Care emergency department nurse for four years, said he didn’t hesitate when asked if he’d be willing to get the vaccine on day one on the UI’s medical campus. “Of course I am,” Conway said, seconds before choosing his left arm and holding still...
  • Iowa Democrat says House must settle race to 'get the result that we need'

    12/11/2020 10:40:21 AM PST · by BuckeyeGW · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/11/20 | Kerry Picket
    Rita Hart, an Iowa Democrat, lost her bid in the open 2nd Congressional District by six votes out of more than 394,000 cast. Now, rather than continuing to appeal in court, Hart is taking her case directly to the House because it's a necessary step to get the results her campaign wants, she said in an online video.
  • Radical Raskin Returns: This Time, To Overrule The Will Of Iowa voters

    12/08/2020 10:32:23 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 10 replies
    Iowa Field Report ^ | 12/07/20 | Luke Mertz
    Remember Jamie Raskin? The radical East Coast liberal that Cindy Axne gave her vote to? Well, he’s back. After voting on behalf of Iowa’s third congressional district while Cindy Axne was too busy to come to work, Raskin is apparently still hungry to insert himself in the business of Iowans. It was revealed recently that Raskin, a liberal Democrat from Maryland, is expected to be tapped to run point on the Nancy Pelosi-led House administration committee tasked with reviewing the results of Iowa’s second congressional race. Republican state senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks defeated Rita Hart. Hart requested a recount but still...
  • Pro-Abortion Democrat Tries to Steal Victory Away From Pro-Life Doctor Who Won by Six Votes

    12/05/2020 5:06:27 PM PST · by xomething · 3 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/04/2020 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-abortion Democrat congressional candidate is trying to steal the victory away from a pro-life doctor who defeated her by just six votes. A state board certified Iowa Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks as the representative-elect of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District over Rita Hart (pictured), to replace a retiring Democrat who supports abortion. All 24 counties conducted a recount of results in Iowa’s Second Congressional District and the official numbers following the recount show Mariannette Miller-Meeks winning over Rita Hart by six votes, 196,964-196,958. It’s the closest race in the country but now hart is trying to steal the election away from...
  • Iowa GOP swamp monster Kochel calling on President Trump to concede, says Biden will be President

    We have told you before about “Republican” strategist David Kochel. Kochel has been an integral part of the Branstad-Reynolds machine. He was Mitt Romney’s top Iowa guy. He targeted Congressman Steve King for years. He lobbied for legalized homosexual marriage for years before it happened. Before Joe Biden and Barack Obama got on board, even. Four years ago he proclaimed himself a Never Trumper. He has gone so far as to suggest Trump coordinated with Putin and it was “maybe treasonous.”
  • Iowa Democrat Rita Hart to appeal 2nd District results to House - State-certified results showed Miller-Meeks flipped seat to GOP

    12/04/2020 4:56:14 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Rollcall ^ | Dec 2, 2020 | By Bridget Bowman and Herb Jackson
    It may fall on Congress to determine who has won the closest House race in 36 years. The race in Iowa’s 2nd District was decided by just six votes after a recount, with Republican state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks appearing to defeat former Democratic state Sen. Rita Hart in the open-seat race. State election officials certified the results Monday, and on Wednesday, Hart announced she plans to appeal to the House to consider ballots not included in the recount. The overturning of state-certified results by the House is rare and last happened after the 1984 elections. Hart could have challenged the...
  • Female pro-life doctor wins US House seat by a mere six votes

    12/02/2020 9:33:40 PM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 12/02/2020 | Patrick Delaney
    Miller-Meeks’ victory elevates hopes of stalling aggressive pro-abortion legislative objectives in the Democrat-controlled House by increasing the gains of the GOP to now 10 total seats. December 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – By a narrow margin of only six votes, another pro-life female won election to a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives serving Iowa’s second district. After three failed attempts to defeat Democrat incumbent Dave Loebseck from 2010 to 2014, Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks has now succeeded him, following his retirement, in defeating Democratic candidate Rita Hart. The district race was certified on Monday with a final tally of 196,964...
  • Rita Hart Plans to Appeal Election Loss to US House of Representatives

    12/02/2020 3:18:32 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 32 replies
    WHO 13 ^ | 12/02/20 | Associated Press
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate in Iowa who trailed by six votes after a recount said Wednesday she will forgo further legal challenges in the state and instead appeal directly to the U.S. House for review. Rita Hart’s campaign had until Wednesday afternoon to contest the election under Iowa law following Monday’s certification of results in which Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks was declared the winner of the closest House race in decades. An election contest in Iowa would have triggered the formation of a five-judge panel that would have been required to rule on who won the...
  • GOP’s Miller-Meeks Wins Iowa-2 Cliffhanger by 6 Votes

    11/29/2020 4:38:50 PM PST · by FarmersareHeroes · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 29, 2020 | John Gizzi
    The fourth time proved to be the charm for Mariannette Miller-Meeks, as the conservative from Iowa's 2nd District will go to Congress after three losses — and by a margin of 6 votes out of more than 394,000 cast. The recount of the nation's closest House race came Saturday, as the last of 24 counties in the 2nd District to submit a final count did so. Results from Clinton County were finalized late Saturday afternoon and did nothing to affect the 6-vote advantage Miller-Meeks had over Democrat Rita Hart (who owns a farm in Clinton and represented it in the...
  • Iowa Republican congressional candidate declares victory after a recount puts her ahead by SIX votes out of almost 400,000 cast

    11/29/2020 2:16:39 AM PST · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 29 2020 | ASSOCIATED PRESS and TREVOR BOYER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    A Republican candidate is hanging onto a single-digit lead in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District after a recount in a race that will help determine the size of Democrats' majority in the House of Representatives. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks had just six more votes than Democrat Rita Hart after the recount wrapped up Saturday in Clinton County, which was the last of the district's 24 counties to reports its results, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports. Clinton County also is where Hart lives on a Wheatland farm and served as an educator and state senator.
  • Miller-Meeks Campaign: Scott County Recount ‘Unreliable’ (Iowa)

    11/26/2020 6:39:15 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 11 replies
    The Iowa Torch ^ | 11/25/20 | The Iowa Torch
    OTTUMWA, Iowa – The Scott County recount board has now adjourned, despite knowing that a significant discrepancy remains in its tabulation of the absentee ballots received by the Scott County Auditor and included in the certified election results. According to the auditor’s records, 64,052 absentee ballots were counted in the election. The recount board’s report states its members counted 64,183 absentee ballots. When this discrepancy was discovered, the county auditor stated to the recount board that she believed the recount board’s number was inaccurate and that the recount board should determine the cause of the discrepancy. The representative for State...
  • Sanford health CEO stepping down after controversial coronavirus email

    11/26/2020 7:45:27 AM PST · by RandFan · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/20 10:17 AM EST | BY JORDAN WILLIAMS
    Sanford Health Systems CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft is stepping down after sending a controversial email about his recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Sanford Health’s Board of Trustees announced on Wednesday that the two have “mutually agreed to party ways.” Krabbenhoft had been serving as the company’s CEO since 1996. Krabbenhoft told employees in an email last Wednesday that he believes he’s immune to COVID-19 “for at least seven months and perhaps years to come” adding that he isn’t a threat to transmit the virus, according to the Associated Press. He also said that wearing a mask was merely for show. “For...
  • Update: Iowa’s 2nd Congressional Race Could Be Determined By Handful of Votes

    11/25/2020 1:54:13 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 28 replies
    The Iowa Torch ^ | 11/24/20 | Shane Vanderhart
    DES MOINES, Iowa – Only 37 votes now separate State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Ottumwa, from former State Senator Rita Hart, D-Wheatland, in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District race according to the Iowa Secretary of State’s website. Kevin Hall, a spokesperson for the Iowa Secretary of State’s office, told The Iowa Torch that the results currently only reflect recounts in 17 of the district’s 24 counties. Appanoose, Cedar, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Muscatine, Van Buren, Wapello, Washington, and Wayne counties have completed their recount and their results are reflected in the unofficial results. (Update: 21...
  • Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez Calls for Recount of Iowa Caucuses Results (from Feb 2020-what a difference nine months can make)

    11/22/2020 8:57:55 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 7 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | February 6, 2020 | Susan Milligan
    AMID DELAYED AND inconsistent results of the vaunted Iowa Caucuses, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Thursday made a stunning call for a recount of the entire state. ''Enough is enough,'' Perez said on Twitter. ''In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass.'' The astonishing public plea came after days of confusion and complaints from Iowa, the site of the Democrats' first nominating contest Monday night. The final...
  • Midwest health system CEO says he had COVID-19, won’t wear mask

    11/20/2020 4:16:36 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 20, 2020 |
    The head of one of the largest regional health systems in the Midwest has told his employees that he has recovered from COVID-19 and is back in the office — without a mask. Sanford Health’s president and chief executive, Kelby Krabbenhoft, said in an email Wednesday that he believes he’s now immune to the disease for “at least seven months and perhaps years to come” and that he isn’t a threat to transmit it to anyone, so wearing a mask would be merely for show. ... Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has 46 hospitals and more than...
  • Campaigns Disagree Over Recount Process in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District Race

    11/19/2020 7:49:14 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 7 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 11/19/20 | Caffeinated Thoughts
    DES MOINES, Iowa – Miller-Meeks’ campaign accused Hart’s campaign of distorting the recount process underway in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. Scott County began the process on Tuesday, with Davis and Johnson counties starting on Wednesday. Former State Senator Rita Hart, D-Wheatland, requested a recount in the district’s 24 counties. She trails State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Ottumwa, by 47 votes. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said that counties would need to submit the amended election results by November 30, the deadline for the state’s certification of election results. The Hart campaign argues Iowa law allows for a delay in state...
  • Sen. Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for coronavirus

    11/17/2020 3:31:48 PM PST · by KevinB · 96 replies
    WTOP Radio ^ | 11/17/20 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, said Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.</p><p>Grassley announced earlier Tuesday that he was quarantining after being exposed to the virus and was waiting for the results of a test. On Tuesday evening, he tweeted that he had tested positive.</p>
  • Iowa Governor Declares Disaster, Mask Mandate For Everyone Over Age TWO

    11/16/2020 4:43:27 PM PST · by McGruff · 71 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | November 16, 2020
    Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These new measures will be effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2020. To view a summary of enhanced mitigation measures, click here. The proclamation requires that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn. The same requirements apply to visitors and employees inside State buildings. Additional mask requirements...
  • Miller-Meeks Leads By Razor Thin Margin in Iowa 2nd Congressional District

    11/11/2020 7:29:20 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 23 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 11/10/20 | Caffeinated Thoughts
    DES MOINES, Iowa – A corrected error in Lucas County gives State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Ottumwa, a razor-thin lead over former State Senator Rita Hart, D-Wheatland, in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District race. Last week, a discrepancy found in Jasper County gave Hart a 162 vote lead after Miller-Meeks led by 282 votes on Election Night. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate ordered an audit of unofficial election results in one Lucas County precinct following an error in the unofficial reporting of results by the Lucas County Auditor’s office. He also requested a countywide recount of all results. While preparing for...