Matt McCoy faces campaign ethics issue

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DES MOINES – Early voting for the Iowa primaries started Monday.

But, one candidate on the Polk County ballot is in a situation after his opponent says he violated Iowa’s voting laws.

Tonight, a criminal case is on file.

Sen. Matt McCoy is running against Jon Mauro for the Polk County Supervisor seat.

They’re both Democrats.

Mauro’s campaign manager is accusing McCoy for being at a polling site filled with early voters, and allegedly misleading them.

McCoy says he was just there to greet people and tell them about early voting. But, Mauro’s campaign manager says McCoy crossed the legal line.

A representative from the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board says she receives complaints like these from time to time.

It’s up to the County Auditor to make sure illegal campaigning doesn’t take place at the polls.

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