Iowa

2:51am

Mon October 15, 2012
Election 2012

Volunteers Labor To Get Early Voters Out In Iowa

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 5:59 am

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Never mind Election Day, we're in the middle of election season. That's definitely true in Iowa, one of the states that allows early voting and a state that is being fiercely contested. Supporters of both President Obama and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, are urging people to beat the last-minute rush.

Here's NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea.

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5:21pm

Thu September 27, 2012
It's All Politics

Iowa Voters Who Are — Literally — Done With The Election

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 6:53 pm

Iowans vote Thursday at the Polk County Auditor's Office in Des Moines. Voters lined up before the doors opened at 8 a.m. to cast ballots. At least 200 people had arrived within the first hour.
Sarah McCammon Iowa Public Radio

Early in-person voting has begun in Iowa, the first swing state to open polling sites.

Residents of the battleground state can now vote in person at their local county auditors' offices or turn them in by mail. Some areas will offer additional satellite locations.

At the Polk County Auditor's office in downtown Des Moines Thursday morning, a line of voters stretched down the block as the door opened.

Peter Clay, 62, was among the many supporters of President Obama. He says he's volunteered for the campaign on his days off from his job as a zookeeper.

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7:11am

Thu September 27, 2012
The Two-Way

'13' Brings Luck For A Mystery $200 Million Powerball Winner

Amber Hunt AP

One unidentified lottery player likes a little irony with his win. Wednesday's winner of the valuable interstate Powerball lottery played these numbers: 13-26-39-41-42. The Powerball number was 10. Interestingly, the first three numbers played are all connected with 13.

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6:22am

Thu September 27, 2012
It's All Politics

Iowa Becomes First Swing State To Begin Early In-Person Voting

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 7:43 pm

The names of candidates for president and vice president are seen on a ballot at the Polk County Election Office on Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa. Early voting in Iowa begins Thursday.
Charlie Neibergall AP

There goes Iowa again, always having to be first. The home of the first-in-the-nation caucuses is also the first swing state to begin early in-person voting in the presidential election.

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3:48pm

Wed September 26, 2012
It's All Politics

Another Iowa Judge Faces Ballot Box Battle Due To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, right, faces a retention vote Nov. 6.
Charlie Neibergall AP

A battle is under way in Iowa over whether a state Supreme Court justice can keep his job.

Critics have launched an all-out campaign to throw him off the bench because of his ruling three years ago clearing the way for same-sex marriage. The judge's supporters are fighting back, but they may need to get over their reluctance to mix politics and the judiciary.

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