iVoterGuide’s 30,000 Hours of Analysis Show a Startling Contrast Between Candidates David Young (R) and Cindy Axne (D) in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District Race

After iVoterGuide’s Deep Dive into 7,500+ Election Hopefuls This Fall, It’s Clear Southwestern Iowa Voters Face a Dramatic Choice

October 29, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa — Americans who are about to cast their ballots this fall need to review an invaluable resource before they do. iVoterGuide offers comprehensive insights and detailed data on the dramatic race in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, where the two candidates have been battling each other for months.

“As the rhetoric heats up in the last days before the election, iVoterGuide’s data provides voters a clear picture of the political agendas of the candidates in the race for Iowa CD-3, cutting through the campaign ads with in-depth research on what David Young, Cindy Axne and thousands of other candidates have done to earn this authority over our lives,” says iVoterGuide president Debbie Wuthnow.

The candidates fighting for the House seat in Iowa’s CD-3 have vastly different backgrounds. Conservative David Young (R), the challenger, earlier held this exact seat. Young told iVoterGuide via its questionnaire, “I am pro-life. Life is a gift from God. As a U.S. representative for two terms, I consistently supported legislation to advance life.” Young also told iVoterGuide that he “strongly agrees” with the statement that “Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality necessary for our system of limited government.” Young is endorsed by President Donald Trump, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), the National Right to Life Committee, the Tea Party Express, and more. Young has received contributions from Citizens United, First in Freedom PAC, Heartland Values, and WinRed, among many others.

By contrast, liberal incumbent Cindy Axne (D), who seeks a second term, is graded as “very liberal” based on scorecards by such organizations as the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. On her website, Axne says that she is “working to ensure that Planned Parenthood funding continues, allowing women and men to continue to receive vital health care services.” For these and other positions, Axne is endorsed by former Vice President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, Feminist Majority, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Progressive Turnout Project, and more. She’s received contributions from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Democracy Engine, Democratic Women’s Groups, Transformative Change, and others.

The 2020 Iowa Voter Guide provides Iowans with these helpful insights and far more, including website and social media links, and responses (or non-responses) to the iVoterGuide survey.

Of the two candidates, Young took the time to respond to survey questions posed by iVoterGuide. Notably, he told iVoterGuide, “I am a Christian. I believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God and the final authority on the Christian faith … I believe God is the creator of humanity and our sin separates us from God.”

Young also told iVoterGuide, “I will always fight to maintain and strengthen our liberties and freedoms in the Constitution, just as I’ve done in the past … I take the responsibility seriously and with a sober mind.”

It is also clear from iVoterGuide’s detailed research that this important race in Iowa’s District 3 is very much a proxy battle between President Trump’s policies and the policy stances of Democrat Joe Biden.

The “who’s who” list of endorsers exposes a dramatic contrast between Young and Axne. iVoterGuide has found that select donation data from high-profile individuals and entities are key indicators of potential influence or control over the candidates, as well as likely legislative leanings once in office.

“Voters are in the midst of the most important election of our lifetime,” says Wuthnow. “iVoterGuide shows how candidates can be expected to use their power.” She adds, “What the candidates say is one thing—what they actually do is another. iVoterGuide looks not only at the candidates’ words, but also at how they have used power entrusted to them by the citizens.”

iVoterGuide has invested 30,000 hours of research into comprehensive data, candidate positions, donations, endorsements, background, and more to help Americans make the most informed decisions possible at the polls. iVoterGuide has also completed voter guides for all 50 states. iVoterGuide delivers facts to Americans about candidates seeking election—and the turnout in Iowa’s District 3 clash may significantly impact other down-ballot races.

Iowa residents are using iVoterGuide to determine, among other key points, which candidates have defended the United States Constitution and the principles of life, liberty and freedom to exercise personal responsibility.

Many Americans are increasingly recognizing the value of the information from iVoterGuide before casting their ballots. One user remarked, “I just found out about iVoterGuide.com. I wish I had known sooner! It will help others to know where those running for positions in our government stand on different issues. Thank you!” Said another user, who has known about iVoterGuide for years, “One of my strongest resources in an election is the iVoterGuide. I have used it as a viable resource for as long as I can remember.”

iVoterGuide is a one-stop resource for candidate ratings and election information in 2020. From a Christian and conservative perspective, iVoterGuide’sexpert researchers give an in-depth analysis—and overall rating—for 7,500+ candidates in over 3,000 races nationwide. Additionally, iVoterGuide offers election dates, registration deadlines, polling locations, and information needed to help Americans vote wisely and identify candidates on the ballot who share their values. Tools are also available to inform family, neighbors, and business associates about getting their own personalized ballots. iVoterGuide is helping to restore the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and traditional American values.

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