Dems in U.S. House could remove GOP winner, install Dem, in Iowa election challenge

Dems in U.S. House could remove GOP winner, install Dem, in Iowa election challenge
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[Ed. – If this doesn’t make your blood boil, you haven’t got any left.]

The House Administration Committee voted Wednesday against dismissing a congressional challenge to a House seat in Iowa in favor of postponing the process to hear from both sides at a later date. …

Iowa Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks defeated Democrat Rita Hart by just six votes out of over 394,000 ballots that were cast back in November.

The Iowa Canvassing Board certified Miller-Meeks as Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District election winner following a recount and a recanvass of the district’s 24 counties. However, Hart contested the election to the House of Representatives as opposed to going to court to challenge the decision. …

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The Iowa Republican, who was seated on Jan. 4filed a motion to dismiss Hart’s case, saying precedent compels the House to reject the contest because Hart did not initially take her appeal to Iowa’s state court.

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