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New Iowa rep asks US House to dismiss contest in 6-vote race

Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Democrat Rita Hart discuss political party dialogue and...
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Democrat Rita Hart discuss political party dialogue and voter confidence in the election process in October in a debate hosted by KWQC TV6 and The Quad-City Times.
Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 3:36 PM CST
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa is asking the U.S. House to dismiss an election contest filed by her Democratic challenger that argues the six-vote race was wrongly decided.

Miller-Meeks argues in a legal motion that the Democratic-controlled chamber should not consider Rita Hart’s appeal because Hart did not contest the outcome under Iowa law.

An attorney for Miller-Meeks says that Hart “should have raised her claims before a neutral panel of Iowa judges rather than before a political process controlled by her own party.”

Hart claims that she has identified 22 votes that were wrongly excluded and would change the outcome if counted.

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