In a decision handed down just a few minutes ago, The district court ruled in favor of Republican-aligned groups that Linn county auditor Joel Miller broke the law.

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Secretary of State Paul Pate, whose office was not involved with the lawsuit, provided the following statement on the ruling

County auditors have been instructed multiple times by my office to only provide voters with blank Official State of Iowa Absentee Ballot Request Forms. The bipartisan Legislative Council unanimously gave them the same instructions. Auditor Miller chose to ignore those warnings. My office will be sending absentee ballot request forms to all active registered voters in the state soon, including those in Linn County.