Wapello Board of Supervisors Meet to Canvass Votes

The Board ran canvassed the votes for Election Day, as well as other Wapello County business.
The Board ran canvassed the votes for Election Day, as well as other Wapello County business.(KYOU)
Published: Nov. 10, 2020 at 7:10 PM CST
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - The Wapello Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to canvass the county’s votes from Election Day.

The votes went to the Republican party in every national and state race.

Donald J. Trump had 9,516 votes to Joseph R. Biden’s 5,821.

Republican Joni Ernst took 8,464 votes against Democrat Theresa Greenfield’s 6,344.

Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks with 8,780 votes. Rita R. Hart had 6,153.

Republican Ken Rozenboom was elected for State Senator District 40 with 1,855 against Democrat Lance Roorda’s 640.

Holly Brink won uncontested with 2,082 votes.

Republican Cherielynn Westritch had 6,684 votes to Democrat Mary Gaskill’s 5,894 for the county’s closest vote.

For the question of “Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution, and propose amendment or amendments to same?”, 9,140 votes for No went against the 3,673 votes for Yes.

There have been no reports in the county of any voter fraud or human error in counting ballots.

The Board also discussed other county business, including setting November 24th for a Public Hearing on a Revised Floodplain Management Ordinance.

As well as a discussion to elect a commissioner to represent Iowa in the Mid-American Port Commission, a compact to help develop a logistical area in moving freight on the Mississippi between Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.

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