August 16th, 2012
07:44 AM ET
10 years ago

Battlegrounds: Iowa's six electoral votes could be decisive

Editor's note: The 2012 presidential race is CNN Chief National Correspondent John King's seventh campaign. King is traveling through battleground states, where the election will be decided, to find the voters who will determine whether President Barack Obama gets a second term or if the country needs the change in direction that Mitt Romney represents.

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - A visit to the Iowa State Fair is a test of diet discipline: They fry just about everything - from Oreos to butter to mac & cheese - and the bigger the better, from half-pound tenderloins to massive turkey legs and pork chops.

Not much changes from year to year. There's the butter cow, nightly entertainment at the grandstand, arcade games and amusement rides.


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  1. Donkey Party

    Too early to set your hair on fire John King, you right-wing water boy.

    August 16, 2012 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  2. Andy

    Iowa only has 6 electoral votes.

    August 16, 2012 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  3. kokot

    Someone who's guilty always tries to accuse others to cover up. The president has said nothing that looks hateful, or divisive as proclaimed by romney. Please romney isnt good hes pretending to be,,I know what i mean. I have dealt with his sect,.

    August 16, 2012 09:01 am at 9:01 am |