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IOWA SENATE PASSES EARLY VOTING CHANGE MEASURE

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THE IOWA SENATE HAS PASSED LEGISLATION TO REDUCE THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD IN IOWA BY NINE DAYS AND MOVE UP THE DEADLINE FOR GETTING ABSENTEE BALLOTS TO A COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE.

THE BILL ALSO CALLS FOR THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY TO CLOSE AN HOUR EARLIER, AT 8 P.M. REPUBLICAN SENATOR JIM CARLIN OF SIOUX CITY SAYS DONALD TRUMP’S LOSS IS THE REASON THE BILL’S ON THE FAST TRACK AT THE STATEHOUSE.

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SENATOR CLAIRE CELSI, A DEMOCRAT FROM DES MOINES, SAYS THE BILL IS UNNECESSARY.

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ALL THE DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE VOTED AGAINST THE BILL.

REPUBLICAN ZACH WHITING FROM SPIRIT LAKE, SAYS IT’S NOT HARD TO VOTE IN IOWA AND THIS BILL WON’T CHANGE THAT:

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THE BILL ESTABLISHES THAT MAIL-IN BALLOTS MUST BE AT THE COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE BY 8 P.M. ON ELECTION NIGHT.

THE HOUSE PLANNED TO VOTE ON THE BILL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).