Campaigns & Elections

Marianna Bacallao, WVIK News

With one day left in the campaign, Iowa US Sen. Joni Ernst, Gov. Kim Reynolds, and Congressional Candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks are reaching out to voters one last time. 

Hart Versus Miller-Meeks

Nov 2, 2020

One of the key races in Iowa, and perhaps the nation, will be decided in southeastern Iowa. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Democrat Rita Hart are fighting for the open Second District seat in the US House now held by Democrat Dave Loebsack who's retiring after 14 years.

Supporters of Joe Biden stopped in Davenport today to talk about his coronavirus response plan. The group included Iowa Second District Congressman Dave Loebsack and Iowa House candidate Marie Gleason. 

On the ballot next Tuesday, there's a rematch for the Illinois House of Representatives. Once again, Democrat Joan Padilla is challenging incumbent Republican Tony McCombie for House District 71. 

Coverage of the presidential campaign by foreign news media shows a preference for Democrat Joe Biden. That's the conclusion of a study by two faculty members at Monmouth College who analyzed articles in Russian, Chinese, and Iranian newspapers. 

Scott County Auditor / Scott County Auditor

More than half of Scott County voters will cast their ballots before next Tuesday. That's what Roxanna Moritz, Auditor and Election Commissioner, estimates one week before the general election. 

Marianna Bacallao, WVIK News

Congressman Dave Loebsack visited Davenport today to campaign for Joe Biden. At LeClaire Park, Loebsack disparaged President Donald Trump's comments that windmills kill birds. He says it shows how little the president understands renewable energy. 

Residents of Rock Island County will have more time for early voting. 

Even though the election technically is still two weeks away, Illinois residents have turned out in un-precedented numbers and voted early and by mail. Figures from the State Board of Elections show that as of Friday, 900,000 people had voted.