Voters line up at the University of Iowa Memorial Union to vote on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016.

Clinton Drops 32 Iowa Counties Obama Won In 2012

The loss of 32 Iowa counties that voted Democratic in 2012 gave the Republican nominee Donald Trump the state’s six electoral votes. While Barack Obama was able to win the state with 37 counties in 2012, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton claimed just six, an IowaWatch review of the Tuesday’s preliminary vote shows.

Supporters lined up in the Cedar Rapids New Bo Business District to see Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016,

Podcast: Iowa Voters Set The Stage For Election Day Decision

In the last report of a year-long IowaWatch effort to speak with voters about what matters to them we heard frustration with how presidential candidates were address issues and, after the summer nominating conventions, presidential candidates themselves: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came from several locations to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for his Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, downtown campaign rally.

Podcast: The Voices Of Tired Voters

Election Day on Nov. 8, 2016, marks the end of a long, long presidential campaign in Iowa, where the presidential campaign began well before the first presidential precinct caucuses in the state on Feb. 1, 2016. Given the length and tone of the campaign, are Iowa voters sick of the whole thing? A clue to the answer in this IowaWatch Connection report can be found in the title of a companion story at IowaWatch: “Iowa Voters Say They’re Tired Of Presidential Campaign, But Still Show High Interest.”

Students hold signs at a Bernie Sanders rally in Iowa City on Jan. 30, 2016. Sanders eventually lost his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination but young people supporting him now have a chance to have their voice heard as first-time presidential election voters in fall 2016.

First-Time Voters Eager For Say In Presidential Election

The chance to have a voice in who the next U.S. president is and fighting for what is right, watching a new generation make a difference and even watching as states change to either red or blue are some of the many reasons young first-time voters are ready to take part in the 2016 presidential election.