Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Signs Voting Restrictions Into Law

Republican-controlled state legislature of Iowa approved a bill with a host of new voting restrictions, and Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed the bill into law on Tuesday. The new Iowa law shortens the state’s early voting period from 29 days to 20. Ballots received after an election’s calendar day will be invalidated, changing the current statute that mail ballots postmarked on election day valid. The legislature’s action means that even if a voter submits their ballot on time, postal delays could invalidate their vote. Voting sites will be required to close at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m., and electi…

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