D.C.-based organization making false claims regarding Iowa voter registration, secretary of state’s office says
A Washington D.C.-based organization is making false claims about Iowa’s voter registration data, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said in a critical statement this afternoon. Judicial Watch is falsely claiming that total registration numbers in eight Iowa counties is larger than the eligible voter population, Pate said, adding that the organization’s data underestimated Iowa’s actual population according to the U.S. Census Bureau. “My office has told this organization, and others who have made similar claims, that their data regarding Iowa is deeply flawed and their false claims erode voter confidence in elections. They should stop this misinformation campaign immediately and quit trying to disenfranchise Iowa voters,” Pate said. Voter registration statistics are available online and updated monthly.