By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

No waiting here

Iowa goes to Trump, other Republicans


November 5, 2020


Poll worker Cheryl Bethke helps a voter register at the Hartley Community Center during Tuesday's general election. Unofficial turnout in O'Brien County was 76.5.

Local voters sided with most of the state during Tuesday's general election when they overwhelmingly supported Republicans in the big-ticket federal races.

Republican President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Republican congressional candidate Randy Feenstra received a groundswell of support in O'Brien and Clay counties Nov. 3. With the exception of Feenstra in Clay County, each candidate carried both counties by more than 30 points.

Trump carried Iowa with 53.1 percent of the vote compared to Joe Biden's 44.9 percent. Ernst fended off Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield 5...

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