Iowa

‘A Conspiracy to Steal the Election, Folks’: Alarms Sound After Postal Worker Reports Removal of Sorting Machines

The head of the Iowa Postal Workers Union alleged Tuesday that mail sorting machines are “being removed” from Post Offices in her state due to new policies imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major GOP donor to President Donald Trump whose operational changes have resulted in dramatic mail slowdowns across the nation. Asked by …

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‘This Is a Big Deal’: Iowa Gov. Ends Voting Ban for People With Felony Convictions

In a development heralded as “a historic sea change,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order on Wednesday overturning the state’s policy of permanently banning those with felony convictions from voting. “Today we take a significant step forward in acknowledging the importance of redemption, second chances, and the need to address inequalities in our …

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‘One Racist Down. Hundreds in Office to Go’: Applause as Bigot Steve King Ousted in Iowa Primary

While acknowledging that the important work of ridding Congress of racist lawmakers is far from finished, progressives celebrated the ouster of white supremacist Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s Republican primary Tuesday as a significant victory and a step in the right direction. King’s defeat at the hands of conservative Iowa state Sen. Randy Feenstra—which came …

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