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Campaign almanac: Reynolds agrees to PBS debate | Govt-and-politics
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Campaign almanac: Reynolds agrees to PBS debate | Govt-and-politics

There will be at least one debate in the campaign to become Iowa’s next governor.Republican incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday announced her campaign has accepted an invitation to debate on Iowa PBS and its statewide affiliates.The “Iowa Press” debate between Reynolds and Democratic challenger Deidre DeJear will be conducted and televised live at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, according to Iowa PBS.“I look forward to this opportunity to discuss the issues that are important to Iowans and appreciate the invitation from Iowa PBS,” Reynolds said in a news release. “Iowans across the state deserve access to a vigorous debate about the future of Iowa and I know Iowa PBS will put on a fair, impartial debate.”Rick Stewart, from the Iowa Libertarian Party, also is on the ballot fo...
Judge vows to move quickly on dispute over mail-in votes | Politics
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Judge vows to move quickly on dispute over mail-in votes | Politics

MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG — The judge in a case brought by Gov. Tom Wolf's administration against three counties that aren't reporting mail-in ballots lacking handwritten dates on their return envelopes told lawyers Friday she will rule as quickly as possible.Commonwealth Court Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer presided over an online conference in the litigation brought by the Department of State under Wolf, a Democrat, against three Republican-majority counties over about 800 mail-in ballots from the May primary.The counties argue the ballots shouldn't be counted because of the legal requirement for the exterior envelope dates, which are not used to determine if voters are eligible or if the ballots are received in time.Wolf sued Berks, F...