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Trump_astic 2 points ago +2 / -0

DES MOINES — While the state is implementing a new program to maintain Iowa’s voter registration lists, the search continues for a new program in which Iowa will share information with other states to ensure accurate voter rolls.

The Iowa Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees elections policy, recently entered into a five-year, $4.8 million contract with Civix, a software company that specializes in government programs. The contract gives the state access to Civix’s voter registration, election management and election night reporting systems.

But the Secretary of State’s Office has not yet entered into a new interstate voter registration compact since withdrawing from the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, in March 2023.

States involved with ERIC were able to share voter registration information to catch duplicate voter registrations.

At the time, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and other Iowa Republicans criticized ERIC for its efforts to register U.S. residents.

Former President Donald Trump attacked ERIC with unproven claims that the program boosts voter registration for Democrats, and the program was the target of conspiracy theories, prompting its executive director to issue a statement to address, in the director’s words, “misinformation spreading about ERIC.”

ERIC has 24 member states, according to the program’s website.

Over a year after withdrawing from ERIC, along with many other Republican-led states, Iowa has not joined another compact.

“As far as our transition from not being a part of the ERIC program, we have been making steps working with other states, working with other formats on how we can keep the most accurate, clean, up-to-date voter registration list,” Pate said recently. “So yeah, we are making efforts on that front.”

New voter registration maintenance program The implementation of Civix’s elections programs are set for the spring 2025, according to a spokeswoman for the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office.

Voter registration lists regularly are updated to reflect the most accurate voter information. Iowa voters who are not registered are able to do so any time, including on Election Day at the polls.

“We are in a contract now to redesign our voter registration database system,” Pate said. “That’s been in place now for some time, and that is going smoothly and on time on schedule. So we’re very comfortable with it.”

The Civix systems will replace the I-Voters system that the state has been using.

Iowa’s primary election is Tuesday and the general election is Nov. 5.

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Trump_astic 9 points ago +9 / -0

I have your same thoughts and feelings. Seems like I wish every day away as soon as a get up in the morning. Work 85 hours a week and have 3 hours a day to rest my body and mind before bed to get up and repeat it all over again. I pray more and more every day for some relief, and a way off the never ending hamster wheel. I know in my heart God did not put us here to pay someone else’s way, give our life to some evil supporting groups or wish my days would end more quickly. I’m tired. So very tired, mentally, physically and spiritually. I’m at my precipice just waiting for everyone else to arrive with me so we can join forces and boot evil from this world. I hope to see that day, I hope and pray I can make it, just one more day. Prayers to you in your life as well. I’ll be waiting for others at the hangman’s tree to watch those who practice evil pay for their actions.

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Trump_astic 1 point ago +1 / -0

If this many “corporate” big boy chains are closing…. How many small mom and pop establishments have closed.
I’m sure we won’t see that number posted anywhere

Your dollar …. YOUR CASH DOLLAR … is the lifeblood of each and every one of our communities. Support every small business owner you can. It’s obvious the plan is to exterminate lower and middle class Americans. Take care of each other!!!

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Trump_astic 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yet effective in killing small businesses and our children’s ability to learn at school. Remember … no singing in church? Such BS. May he meet his treasonous demise in front on a firing squad

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Trump_astic 2 points ago +2 / -0

The proclamation also waives regulatory provisions related to commercial vehicles responding to affected sites.“

WTH does this mean? Greyhound busses, garbage trucks, military hum-vees, refer trucks, fire trucks.??

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Trump_astic 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hawaiian Electric previously admitted that its equipment started a fire near the town that firefighters put out. In its countersuit, it claimed that first-responders who said they extinguished the blaze had abandoned the site, where a fire sprang up that afternoon and swept into Lahaina.“If the second fire was a rekindling of the Morning Fire, that was the direct result of the County’s lack of preparedness, poor emergency process, and deliberate, reckless decision to leave the vicinity of the first fire,” according to the suit.

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Trump_astic 6 points ago +6 / -0

I disagree with all these BS taxes… BUT… this itemized sales slip will CERTAINLY get through to the sheep among us Brilliant idea! Cant blame the retailer on this BS

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Trump_astic 14 points ago +15 / -1

Spend your $ with small locally owned businesses only in June. If we spend nothing anywhere, we will lose the backbone of our country, as this administration has done nothing but hurt our local small businesses and farmers for 4 long years. Many may not be around in July without your support

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Trump_astic 4 points ago +4 / -0

Looking for advice… about to lose everything and file bankruptcy most likely within the next month or two. Self-employed family of 4 Any advice on attempting to keep home so we’re not in the streets?

Life’s savings depleted, business no longer making enough to support us, what options are out there ?

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Trump_astic 2 points ago +2 / -0

Are legal frogs here… lawsuit for loss of income for mom n pop stores and restaurants? Class action?

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Trump_astic 5 points ago +5 / -0

2 tiny white bound hanging children in center WTF?!

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Trump_astic 1 point ago +1 / -0

Article gave me flashbacks to stupid story problems in math class. Ugh… seems all useless redundant info. MUST be comms.
Flea-flicker pass to the autists Please help unscramble my brain after reading this article.

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Trump_astic 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ok… so the US taxpayer has bailouts out this POS company in the past… they’d better not “spin” the “too big to fail” BS and make us bail them out again.
Any info on the reasoning of the court order?

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Trump_astic 4 points ago +4 / -0

Is this their way of getting support from their “climate crybabies” and out they’ve been messing with weather for 50 years. ? 🤡 says “Cloud seeding good, even if it gives me cancer”.

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Trump_astic 5 points ago +5 / -0

The monarch in Britain by convention is viewed as exempt from prosecution because criminal charges are brought in the name of the Crown, which is considered incapable of prosecuting itself and therefore cannot bring charges against the king.

However, specific exemptions have also been written into numerous British laws offering special treatment to the royals which extends as far as preventing the police from entering private estates like Sandringham, in the East of England, and Balmoral, in Scotland, without the king's permission to investigate environmental crimes.

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Trump_astic 3 points ago +3 / -0

No one I know is “making the pilgrimage” to view the eclipse. I think it’s all just hype.

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Trump_astic 3 points ago +3 / -0

The entire thing just doesn’t make sense to me. Seems like our “fighting” parents (WH and BH) are going to spar. NG in one corner and Illegals in another.
And As much as I’ve been wanting this thing resolved. I’m waiting to the pots and pans to start flying and the knock down drag out fight to happen which leads to no going back. NCSWIC will it be during this “sky event”? Who knows. Just have a strange sense of calm or call it lack of care as to anything that breaks loose, just want to live in peace. Will it be a big nothing burger…. Probably

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