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Democrat Attorney General Tom Miller had an objection filed against his nomination petitions to be on the ballot in 2022.

Candidates for Attorney General need 2,500 signatures and at least 77 signatures from at least 18 counties. Objectors took exception to what they claim to be partial addresses on Miller’s petitions. Each petition page is supposed to include only signatures from one county as well.

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Miller submitted 77 signatures from Black Hawk County, but the objectors said there are duplicate signatures, which would lower 77 down to 75.

In Mills County, Miller also submitted 77 signatures. The objectors claim 20 of those are invalid due to the sheet not including the candidate’s county of residence.

In Story County, Miller submitted 85 signatures. Ten of those signatures are invalid they claim for various reasons. Two are duplicate signatures. Another has an address listed in Polk County, two are an address listed for an Iowa State residence hall with no room number, another has incorrect and incomplete date of signing, another is from a signer registered to vote in Dubuque County, another is from a signer registered to vote in Black Hawk County and another with an address listed in Clive (Dallas County).

In Warren County, Miller submitted 80 signatures. Eight are invalid according to the objectors. Six of those signatures are listed with an address at the Simpson College Student Center, which is not a residence hall. One signer is registered to vote in another county. And there is also a duplicate signature.

These challenges, if upheld, would mean Miller failed to meet the 18-county threshold with 77 signatures or more.

Teresa Garman of Story County filed the objections.

Author: Jacob Hall

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1 COMMENT

  1. Interesting that some of the invalidated addresses are no different than many of the voters registered to vote. They can vote from an address listed for an Iowa State residence hall with no room number, yet can’t sign a petition. Interesting how that works to muddy our election integrity.

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