US Election 2020 Iowa profile: How state voted in 2016, demographics and more

Iowa, a Midwestern US state, sits between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and is known for its landscape of rolling plains and cornfields

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US Election 2020 Iowa profile: How state voted in 2016, demographics and more

Capital: Des Moines

Total electors: Six.

In 2016, they pledged to vote for Donald Trump for president and Mike Pence for vice-president.

How Iowa votes: Swing state. In the last four elections, Iowa has voted for the winning candidate every time, which includes two Republicans and two Democrats.

Demographic breakdown: 90.2 percent White, 3.6 percent African-American and 2.5 percent Asian-American.

Fun fact: Iowa continues to be a swing state in 2020, with Joe Biden and Donald Trump fighting neck-and-neck in the state. According to opinion polls, Biden is ahead of Trump by only 0.2 percentage points in Iowa, as of 21 October.

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