Iowa’s 2018 General Election Results Are Certified

The State Canvassing Board officially certified the results of Iowa’s 2018 general election on Monday.

Steve King’s Growing Vulnerability

Shane Vander Hart: Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) has made Iowa’s 4th Congressional District more competitive than it should be.

Secretary of State: Iowa Sets Midterm Election Turnout Record

The Iowa Secretary of State announced more than 1,320,000 votes have been tallied surpassing the previous midterm election turnout record set in 2014.

GOP Sweeps 2018 Iowa Youth Straw Poll

Iowa’s students chose Republicans Kim Reynolds, Rod Blum, Christopher Peters, David Young, and Steve King in the Fall 2018 Iowa Youth Straw Poll.

Episode 66: A Conversation with Paul Pate and Marco Battaglia

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and Libertarian nominee for Iowa Attorney General, Marco Battaglia.

Pate, U.S. Homeland Security Reassure Iowans: Your Vote Is Safe

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate: “The sanctity of the vote must be protected, and we are committing vast resources to ensure that happens.”

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Deidre DeJear

An ethics complaint against Secretary of State candidate Deidre DeJear alleges improper organization filings and several campaign donation violations.

NRA Endorses Reynolds, Gregg, a​nd Pate

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund endorsed Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, and Secretary of State Paul Pate.

Iowa Supreme Court Lifts Injunction for Shorter Early Voting Period

The Iowa Supreme Court issued an order lifting the injunction that blocked the state from shortening the early voting window from 40 days to 29 but affirmed the rest of Judge Karen Romano’s injunctions on aspects of HF 516.

Iowa Breaks The Record for Business Filings a Third Year In A Row​

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that Iowans set a record for new business filings for the third year in a row.

District Court Judge Blocks Changes to Iowa’s Absentee Voting Law

Polk County District Court Judge Karen Romano blocked four features of Iowa’s Election Modernization and Integrity Act (HF 516) late Tuesday afternoon.

Since 2015, Iowa Surpasses 250,000 Newly Registered Voters

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced more than 250,000 Iowans have registered to vote since he took office on January 1, 2015.

Iowa’s Election Security Measures Explained in New Video

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced the release of a new animated video that details the numerous steps Iowa election officials take to protect the integrity of the vote.

Iowa Secretary of State’s Office Launches Online Filing for New Businesses

 Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced the statewide launch of the Fast Track Filing system for new businesses that enhance the speed and efficiency of the filing process.

Iowa Secretary of State: Finkenauer Campaign Source of Erroneous Text Messages

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that the source of text messages sent to Iowa voters with incorrect polling place information was the Abby Finkenauer for Congress campaign.

Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board Sides With Pate, Rebuts AP Story

Ryan Foley, a reporter with the Associated Press, reported that Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate did not disclose a side business of his on his annual ethics filing last week. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board cleared Pate and said his “statement is not false or fraudulent.”