Gov. Branstad doesn’t have a computer in his office

Gov. Terry Branstad sends relatively few emails and doesn’t have a computer at his desk, records released by the governor’s office Tuesday show.

The Branstad administration released almost 400 emails to the Press-Citizen in response to a request for messages between Branstad’s office and the Iowa Board of Regents.

The disclosures include a handful of letters signed by Branstad but almost no electronic correspondence originating from Branstad.

Branstad staffer Margaret Hough wrote in an email to Regents staff member Sheila Doyle on March 17 explaining Branstad doesn’t have a computer at his desk.

“Due to the overwhelming amount of emails that Gov. Branstad receives, we did not put a computer in his office when he came to the Capitol from the campaign,” Hough wrote.

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