1990 United States Senate election in Iowa
The 1990 United States Senate election in Iowa was held on November 5, 1990. Incumbent Democratic U. S. Senator Tom Harkin sought re-election to a second term in office. Harkin was opposed by Republican U. S. Congressman Tom Tauke, from Iowa's 2nd congressional district, both Harkin and Tauke won their primaries uncontested. Though Harkin performed worse than he had six years earlier, he was successful in his re-election bid and defeated Tauke. Tom Harkin, incumbent United States Senator Tom Tauke, U. S. Representative United States Senate elections, 1990 and 1991
1920 United States presidential election in Iowa
The 1920 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 2, 1920, as part of the 1920 United States Presidential Election, held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Iowa voted for Republican nominee, Senator Warren G. Harding of Ohio, over the Democratic nominee, Governor James M. Cox of Ohio. Harding ran with Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts, while Cox ran with Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York. Harding won the state by a margin of 45.45 percent. With 70.91% of the popular, Iowa would prove to be Harding fifth strongest state in the 1920 election terms of popular vote percentage after North Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin
1992 United States presidential election in Iowa
The 1992 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 3, 1992, as part of the 1992 United States presidential election. Voters chose seven representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Iowa was won by Democratic Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas with 43.29% of the popular vote over incumbent Republican President George H. W. Bush's 37.27%, a victory margin of 6.01%. Independent businessman Ross Perot finished with 18.71 % of the popular vote. Clinton won the national vote, defeating incumbent President Bush and Perot. Iowa was the only state that swung Republican in 1992. In the 1992 Iowa Democratic caucuses, most candidates for the Democratic nomination did not campaign in Iowa because of the presence of Tom Harkin, a longtime U. S. Senator representing Iowa. Harkin was running for president in 1992 as a populist with labor union support who criticized George H. W. Bush for being out of touch with working class Americans.
Harkin was an early favorite in a small field of five candidates. Harkin won the caucus with 76% of the vote, uncommitted got second place with 11%, Senator Paul Tsongas came in third, with 4%, Governor Bill Clinton finished fourth, with 2%; because the race was not contested, these results had little effect on the remaining primaries, the New Hampshire primary took on added importance. Tom Harkin won every county by large margins; the delegate totals reflect their final distribution, not their projected allocation following the caucus
1996 United States presidential election in Iowa
The 1996 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 7, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose 7 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Iowa was won by Democratic incumbent President Bill Clinton over Republican Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, with Clinton winning 50.26% of the vote to Dole's 39.92%, a margin of 10.34%. The Reform Party candidate, billionaire businessman Ross Perot, finished in third, with 8.52% of the popular vote. Iowa is one of thirteen states where on the election ballot, James Campbell of California, Perot's former boss at IBM, was listed as a stand-in Vice-Presidential candidate; as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time Iowa was decided by a double-digit margin. It is the last time that Monona County, Appanoose County, Decatur County, Henry County, Butler County, Clay County, Dickinson County, Guthrie County, Keokuk County, Madison County, Lucas County, Wright County, Pocahontas County, Taylor County, Van Buren County, Wayne County, Dallas County, Washington County, Cherokee County, Hancock County, Calhoun County, Davis County, Monroe County, Adair County, Ringgold County voted Democratic
1988 United States presidential election in Iowa
The 1988 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 8, 1988, as part of the 1988 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Iowa was won by Democratic Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts with 54.71% of the popular vote over Republican Vice President George H. W. Bush's 44.50%, a victory margin of 10.22%. This made it one of 10 states to vote for Dukakis, while Bush won a convincing electoral victory nationwide; the farm crisis of the 1980s under the incumbent Republican administration made the Midwest one of the targets for the Dukakis campaign in 1988, which proved successful in the region with Democrats performing in many farm states. Nowhere was this more evident than in Iowa, the second most Democratic state in the nation in 1988 in terms of both vote percentage and victory margin; this Democratic support was spread across the state, with Dukakis winning 75 of the state's 99 counties.
Iowa was the only state in the nation which Dukakis won by a larger margin than fellow Democrat Bill Clinton would win it by four years in 1992. While Dukakis overperformed in Iowa due to the farm crisis, 1988 was the beginning of a long-term re-alignment of the state toward the Democratic Party, as the historically-Republican state has been a Democratic-leaning state since. Beginning in 1988, Iowa has voted Democratic in six of the eight elections. Despite this, as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Marion County, Buena Vista County, Sac County, Humboldt County voted for the Democratic candidate. Additionally, this was the last time a candidate from either party would win the state of Iowa without winning the popular vote, until Donald Trump did so in 2016
2000 Iowa Republican caucuses
The 2000 Iowa Republican caucuses took place on January 24, 2000. The Iowa Republican caucuses are an unofficial primary, with the delegates to the state convention selected proportionally via a straw poll; the Iowa caucuses marked the traditional formal start of the delegate selection process for the 2000 United States presidential election. Prior to the 2000 caucuses, as in previous election cycles with a competitive presidential race, an unofficial Ames Straw Poll was held, on August 14, 1999; the official one, electing delegates to the state convention, was held on January 24, 2000, the same day as the Democratic contest. In the Ames Straw Poll, George W. Bush finished first with 31% of the vote. In the January 2000 caucuses, Bush again finished first with 41% of the vote. Unlike the Democratic caucus, the Republican Party does not use voting rounds or have minimum requirements for a percent of votes; the Republican version is done with a straw vote of those attending the caucus. This vote is sometimes done by a show of hands or by dividing themselves into groups according to candidate.
However it is done with voters receiving a blank piece of paper with no names on it, the voter writing a name and placing it in a ballot box. Following the straw poll, delegates are elected from the remaining participants in the room, as most voters leave once their vote is cast. All delegates are considered unbound, but media outlets either apportion delegates proportionally or apportion them in terms of winner-take-all by counties. In precincts that elect only one delegate, the delegate is chosen by majority vote and the vote must be by paper ballot; the state party urges that delegates reflect the results of the preference poll, but there is no obligation that they do so. The 2000 Ames straw poll was held at Iowa State University's Hilton Coliseum on August 14, 1999; this was a fundraising event for the state's Republican Party, only Iowa residents who paid the $25 price for a ticket were eligible to vote. Tickets were available through the various presidential campaigns and the Iowa Republican Party's headquarters.
In general, the candidates bought large blocks of tickets and gave them out for free to whoever agreed to go and vote for that candidate. The candidates rented buses to transport voters to Ames. George W. Bush finished first with 31% of the vote, followed by Steve Forbes, Elizabeth Dole, Gary Bauer. Eight other candidates shared the remaining 25% of the vote. Three candidates won majorities or pluralities in the individual counties: George W. Bush, Steve Forbes, Gary Bauer; the McCain campaign chose to skip the Iowa caucuses and instead campaign in New Hampshire, where McCain would win a landslide victory eight days later. Iowa caucuses Iowa Democratic caucuses, 2000 Republican Party presidential primaries, 2000
2016 Iowa Republican caucuses
The 2016 Iowa Republican caucuses took place on February 1 in the U. S. state of Iowa, traditionally marking the Republican Party's first nominating contest in their series of presidential primaries ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The Democratic Party held its own Iowa caucuses on the same day. Ted Cruz was able to defeat Donald Trump in the Iowa Caucus by winning over evangelical and libertarian caucus-goers. Mike Huckabee, the 2008 Iowa Caucus winner, dropped out following a poor performance in the caucus. According to the Republican Party of Iowa's bylaws, if more than one candidate is nominated at the Republican National Convention, all of Iowa's delegates are bound to vote "proportionally in accordance with the outcome of the Iowa Caucuses" on the first ballot if the candidate has withdrawn from the race; the ballot is a blank piece of paper, the candidates that voters may vote for in the non-binding preference poll included the following: November 20, 2015 – Des Moines, Iowa The Presidential Family Forum was held in the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum attended the forum hosted by evangelical Christian advocacy group The Family Leader. It was hosted by politician and political activist Bob Vander Plaats and moderated by political consultant and pollster Frank Luntz. Protesters were removed by police. January 28, 2016 – Des Moines, Iowa The seventh debate was the second debate to air on Fox News; as in Fox's first debate, the moderators were Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace. This was the last debate before actual voting begins with the Iowa caucuses on February 1, 2016. Due to personality conflicts with Fox News, Donald Trump opted out of the debate. Following poor performances in the caucuses, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum suspended their campaigns. Ben Carson accused Ted Cruz's campaign of winning the caucuses using dishonest tactics, such as falsely telling caucus-goers that Carson had dropped out in order to get them to switch their votes to Cruz.
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