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Republican, young voters lead Iowa election turnout

Courtesy of the Iowa Secretary of State's Office

The big stories of the November elections were Republicans and young voters.

The Iowa Secretary of State's Office released final turnout numbers for last fall's elections.

And it showed plenty of enthusiasm from Iowa Republicans.

More than 490,000 Republicans cast ballots.

That's compared to just over 458,000 Democrats.

No party voters represented over 350,000 votes.

The other story-line, a big surge among young voters.

Almost 40% of Iowa voters under the age of 35 cast ballots.

Midterm turnout amount this age group had never surpassed 30%.

Both parties could claim victory in November, Republicans remained in firm control of state government.

While Democrats captured three of the state's four congressional districts.

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