Bittersweet Record: How much must it suck to oversee an election you lose? That’s what Iowa Secretary of State Michael Mauro had to do. He just sent out a release about the final numbers. The numbers show, while Mauro lost, the state comes out on top with a record turnout. More Iowans than ever voted in the mid-term election. Mauro calls it all “bittersweet”. Here’s part of the release:
Earlier today, the State Board of Canvassers – composed of Governor Culver, Secretary of State Mauro, State Treasurer Fitzgerald, Secretary of Agriculture Northey and State Auditor Vaudt – certified the statewide results of the November 2, 2010 General Election.
In total, 1,133,434 Iowans voted in the 2010 General Election. This accounted for a turnout of 54-percent and was the highest number of total voters participating in a midterm election in state history.
The official canvass results, including the winner’s list, can be found by visiting http://www.IowaVotes.gov and clicking on the link under “Election Results” or by clicking on the direct link: http://www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/results/index.html#9.
With the 2010 General Election coming to a close, Secretary Mauro congratulated Iowa’s election officials for administering another smooth and successful General Election.
“County auditors, their staff, and thousands of precinct election officials deserve considerable praise for once again making our election process work incredibly well,” Secretary Mauro said.
“On a personal note, the completion of this election is also bittersweet as it is the last statewide election that I will oversee as Secretary of State. Knowing our state is fortunate to have outstanding and dedicated election officials, I am confident Iowa’s election process will continue to be safe and secure and one in which Iowans can trust.”