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The Linn County Auditor’s Office will have to resend 50,000 absentee ballot request forms as a judge has ruled the pre-populated forms sent out previously by Linn County Auditor Joel Miller invalid.

The ruling provides the Trump campaign and Republican groups a legal victory. Similar lawsuits are pending in Johnson and Woodbury counties.

According to KWWL, new absentee ballot request forms will be sent to impacted voters in mid-September.

In addition to unnecessary confusion Miller’s actions have now likely caused for tens of thousands of voters, it will also come at a cost to the county.

The Iowa Secretary of State is already going to send out absentee request forms to every registered voter in Iowa. And now the Linn County Auditor is going to send them out not once, but twice.

 

Author: Jacob Hall