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Election 2020: Trump wins Iowa, Sen. Ernst holds onto her seat

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Iowa was called for President Donald Trump shortly after midnight giving him six electoral votes and taking him to 210 electoral votes in a tight race against former Vice President Joe Biden, according to Fox News.

It wasn’t the only win for Iowa. Republican incumbent Sen.Joni Ernst also held onto her seat against Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield. The race was one of the most expensive in the nation, according to the Associated Press.

Ernst got a big shout out from Ivanka Trump on Twitter too.

Shortly before midnight Trump took the buckeye state of Ohio giving him an important win against former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign that had vested time and effort in the state. Ohio has a significant 18 electoral count and the president led with 53% of the vote versus Biden’s 45% in unofficial results at 11:25 p.m. with about 5.5 million votes counted at the time, as reported earlier.

That’s a hugely significant percentage of voters and is setting the stage for similar wins across the nation late into the night. It also appears that the campaign’s push to conduct 14 rallies in three days across the most significant states is paying off in a big way.

Administration officials, along with Trump, his family and supporters are monitoring the returns from the White House on Election Day and it appears that it’s going to be a long night and even longer day tomorrow as the ballots are being counted.

You can follow Sara A Carter on Twitter @SaraCarterDC.

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New York City Dems Push Law to Allow 800,000 Non-Citizens to Vote in Municipal Elections

The New York City Council will vote on December 9 on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections

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New York’s Democratic party is battling over the constitutionality of voter laws. On December 9, the New York City Council will vote on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections.

“Around 808,000 New York City residents who have work permits or are lawful permanent residents would be eligible to vote under the legislation, which has the support of 34 of 51 council members, a veto-proof majority” reports Fox News.

“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York City and see that when voting rights are being attacked, we are expanding voter participation,” Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, a sponsor of the bill and Democrat who represents the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, told the New York Times. Rodriguez immigrated from the Dominican Republic and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.

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Laura Wood, Chief Democracy Officer for the mayor’s office, said at a hearing on the bill in September that the law could violate the New York State Constitution, which states that voters must be U.S. citizens age 18 or older.

Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated he could veto the bill following the September hearing.
“We’ve done everything that we could possibly get our hands on to help immigrant New Yorkers—including undocumented folks—but…I don’t believe it is legal,” de Blasio told WNYC radio at the time.

Mayor-elect Eric Adams, however, submitted testimony to the September hearing in favor of the bill. “In a democracy, nothing is more fundamental than the right to vote and to say who represents you and your community in elected office…Currently, almost one million New Yorkers are denied this foundational right.”

The legislation was first introduced two years ago, but had not yet gained traction due to the legal concerns.

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