IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Trump received more than 70% of the votes cast on Election Day in Iowa, easily overcoming Joe Biden’s substantial lead among those who voted early.
After adding Election Day votes and early voting numbers, the unofficial results show Trump captured Iowa’s six electoral votes by winning more than 53% of the vote, defeating Joe Biden by about 138,700 votes.
A record number of people voted early in person and through the mail. Those voters heavily favored Biden.
Trump entered Election Day facing a deficit of 161,000 votes but ended up picking up about 300,000.
Only 704,000 votes were cast at polling places Tuesday, a 230,000 decrease from 2016 as voters embraced other voting options.