FACTOID # 1: The total number of state executions in 2005 was 60: 19 in Texas and 41 elsewhere. The racial split was 19 Black and 41 White.
 
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The Midwest > Iowa > Government

2004 Election > Total votes as percentage 68.8% [8th of 51]
2004 Election > Voting age population 2,136,000 [30th of 51]
2004 Election > Youth voter turnout 62% [3rd of 41]
Electoral Votes 7 [27th of 51]
Gun Laws > Permits
Iowa requires an annually renewed permit to acquire pistols or revolvers, unless the purchaser holds a valid permit to carry firearms. An unlimited number of handguns can be purchased with either permit.
Gun Laws > Prohibited firearms
It is illegal, with limited exceptions, to knowingly possess a machine gun, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun, silenced firearm, or any part or combination of parts designed or intended to be used to convert any device into a prohibited firearm.
Seats in the House of Representatives 5 seats [27th of 50]
US gubernatorial elections, 1998 > Summary of results > Incumbent Terry E. Branstad
US gubernatorial elections, 1998 > Summary of results > Opposing Candidates
Tom Vilsack (Democratic) 52.3%
Jim Ross Lightfoot (Republican) 46.5%
Jim Hennager (Reform) 0.6%
US gubernatorial elections, 1998 > Summary of results > Party
Republican
US gubernatorial elections, 1998 > Summary of results > Status
Retired, Democratic victory
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Incumbent Tom Vilsack
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Opposing Candidates
Doug Gross (Republican) 44.5%
Jay Robinson (Green) 1.4%
Clyde Cleveland (Libertarian) 1.3%
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Party
Democratic
US gubernatorial elections, 2002 > Election results > Status Re-elected, 52.7%
US gubernatorial elections, 2006 > Elections > Incumbent Tom Vilsack
US gubernatorial elections, 2006 > Elections > Party Democratic
US gubernatorial elections, 2006 > Elections > Status Retired- Democratic Hold
War Governors' Conference > Results of the meeting > Approval of Declaration Yes
War Governors' Conference > Results of the meeting > Governor Samuel Kirkwood

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