Democrats are pushing forward in their goal to overturn the results of Iowa’s election in the state’s second congressional district, even with the results being certified by the state. Democrat Rita Hart was defeated by Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) by a small margin of only 6 votes.
Hart went around judicial procedures and instead pushed the Administration Committee and House Democrats to help her contest the results. With Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) leading, the committee voted to push back Miller-Meeks’ request to dismiss the election overturn attempt. Hart says all votes were not counted, even with a recount and the results being certified.
“Is six votes sufficient to pass this in the committee?” Rep. Steil (R-WI) said at the end, alluding to the winning margin for Miller-Meeks.
“Yes,” Lofgren replied.
— aaron navarro (@aaronlarnavarro) March 10, 2021
Committee votes to table Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks' (R) motion to dismiss Rita Hart's (D) petition along party lines (6-3). Hart's challenge lives on.
— Kirk A. Bado (@kirk_bado) March 10, 2021
Some #IA02 news: House Admin is postponing a decision on what to do in the contested race, which Rep Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) won by 6 votes over Rita Hart (D)
But a recount seems likely. Chair Zoe Lofgren: "The American people deserve to know who actually won this election"
— Ally Mutnick (@allymutnick) March 10, 2021
GOP member Rodney Davis (R-IL) highlighted Democratic hypocrisy as they push to overturn the election results.
Could Democrats be bigger hypocrites? pic.twitter.com/WN3A1cTBYC
— Mike Berg (@MikeKBerg) March 10, 2021