After weeks of attempting to steal a state-certified election, the Democrats are finally throwing in the towel. Iowa Democrat Rita Hart has officially withdrawn her challenge to unseat Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi even back the effort to overturn the state-certified election in a pathetic and obvious attempt to increase Democrat’s historically slim majority in the lower chamber.
Iowa Republican Miller-Meeks narrowly won the state’s 2nd Congressional district by a handful of votes- six to be exact. However, after multiple recounts, the results remained the same and Miller-Meeks was sworn into Congress. However, that didn’t stop Hart from attempting to challenge the results.
The Hill reports:
Hart had presented her challenge to the House Administration Committee, saying that 22 ballots that were not counted should have been part of the tally. The panel’s investigation could eventually have led to a vote on the House floor to seat Hart despite an earlier decision by Iowa’s election board.
Hart said she was withdrawing her challenge after conversations with those close to her but maintained that the challenge was justified.
“After many conversations with people I trust about the future of this contest, I have made the decision to withdraw my contest before the House Committee on Administration. Since Election Day, and throughout this entire process, my mission has been about ensuring the voices of Iowans who followed the law are not silenced. I am saddened that some Iowans’ votes will not count through no fault of their own,” she said.
“Despite our best efforts to have every vote counted, the reality is that the toxic campaign of political disinformation to attack this constitutional review of the closest congressional contest in 100 years has effectively silenced the voices of Iowans. It is a stain on our democracy that the truth has not prevailed and my hope for the future is a return to decency and civility.”
Multiple Democrats were voiced their uncomfort about their party’s attempt to steal the state-certified election.
Losing a House election by six votes is painful for Democrats. But overturning it in the House would be even more painful for America. Just because a majority can, does not mean a majority should. https://t.co/pXaOYBIMue
— Rep. Dean Phillips 🇺🇸 (@RepDeanPhillips) March 22, 2021