A pro-abortion Democrat congressional candidate in Iowa is trying to steal the victory away from a pro-life Republican who defeated her by just six votes.
A state board certified Iowa Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks as the representative-elect of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District over Rita Hart (pictured), to replace a retiring Democrat who supports abortion.
All 24 counties conducted a recount of results in Iowa’s Second Congressional District and the official numbers following the recount show Mariannette Miller-Meeks winning over Rita Hart by six votes, 196,964-196,958.
It’s the closest race in the country but now Hart is trying to steal the election away from the pro-life physician by asking the House of Representatives to get involved:
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Pursuant to the law and the counted and recounted outcome, the state of Iowa officially certified the result. Rather than bringing a legally-compelling case to the courts to challenge the formal outcome by citing actionable problems or irregularities, the Hart campaign is instead appealing the election to…the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives:
Democrat Rita Hart is claiming the recount in Iowa’s 2nd congressional district race was inconsistent and thousands of legal votes were not counted. Last month, the Secretary of State certified the results after a district-wide recount found Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks won by only six votes. Hart’s campaign plans to appeal the results in the U-S House of Representatives. The campaign could have appealed the certified results to the Iowa Judicial System. But they say this process would not have allowed enough time to count the thousands of votes they claim should have been counted…Once it’s filed, the House administrative committee in Washington DC will review the case. Miller-Meeks says that takes the power out of Iowans’ hands and gives it to a Democrat-controlled House. “Every legal vote was counted,” Miller-Meeks said. “What Rita Hart wants to do is to not follow the rules of Iowa law. She wants a partisan political process in Washington D.C. to override Iowa law.”
Hart insultingly claims that filing her election challenges in court would have been too time-consuming, which is preposterous on its face.
She didn’t even try. She wants to “win” at all costs, so she’s made the choice to bypass the proper legal channels, opting to toss this to her fellow Democrats in the House and hoping they’ll pull a rerun of a disgraceful stolen Indiana Congressional election in 1984. The ploy is shamelessly about achieving a desired outcome — “to get the result we need,” as she puts it:
This is as antithetical to democracy as it gets #Ia02
— Calvin Moore (@CalvinMoore_) December 10, 2020
With Nancy Pelosi and Democrats running the House and a massive battle over the presidential election dividing Democrats and Republicans even further, the House may try to give the election to Hart.
The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated the victory and informed LifeNews.com that Miller-Meeks is the 18th new pro-life woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives this year, joining 11 returning incumbents.
Of the 18 newly-elected women, ten have flipped seats formerly held by pro-abortion Democrats.
“A record 29 pro-life women will serve in the House of Representatives in the next Congress: continued proof that life is winning in America,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “These pro-life champions will serve as a brick wall against the radical pro-abortion agenda of Speaker Pelosi and pro-abortion Democrats dead set on taking out even modest protections for pro-life Americans such as the Hyde Amendment and similar legacy riders.“The exponential growth of pro-life women in the House is reflective of the fact that life has gone from being viewed as a political problem to a winning issue. These women have already done important work to expose the extremism of their radical pro-abortion opponents and we look forward to working alongside them to depend lifesaving law and policy in Congress.”
Iowa voters and pro-life Americans will be following the potential battle closely.