Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Pelosi Threatens To Disenfranchise Iowa Voters With Contested House Race; Pelosi Defends Push To Overturn Iowa House Race GOP Won: ‘Well, It Was Six Votes’, and related stories

Pelosi Threatens To Disenfranchise Iowa Voters With Contested House Race:
Failed Democratic congressional candidate Rita Hart is pushing onward with a challenge to her lost election last fall to freshman Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks who was sat in the lower chamber in January. Miller-Meeks was certified the winner by state election officials by six votes.
Hart, however, bypassed state avenues for challenging elections and instead appealed her case directly to the House of Representatives, which may determine its own membership. House Democrats on the Administration Committee greenlit a probe into the Iowa contest Wednesday.
On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who chose in December to seat Miller-Meeks despite the ongoing challenge launched by Hart, threatened there’s still a chance the House would overturn the Iowa result to add one more Democrat to a razor-thin majority. Pelosi currently presides over the slimmest majority of her congressional career with a nine-vote advantage over House Republicans.
“Could you see a scenario, depending on what they find in their probe, of unseating of the current member and seating Rita Hart if it came to that?” Fox News’ Chad Pergram pressed Pelosi at a Thursday press conference. --->READ MORE HERE
Pelosi Defends Push To Overturn Iowa House Race GOP Won: ‘Well, It Was Six Votes’:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Democrats moving forward to overturn an Iowa congressional race captured by Republicans after recounts decided the contest by six votes.
Iowa freshman GOP Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks won the close contest, which was certified by state election officials. She was seated in the House of Representatives in January. Her failed Democrat opponent, Rita Hart, however, bypassed state avenues for appeal and triggered a congressional mechanism to contest the results directly in the U.S. House controlled by her own party.
“The votes were counted, re-counted, certified by the state, but the House Administration Committee began a process this week that could lead to unseating the congresswoman,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said on “This Week” Sunday. “Why investigate an election that was certified by the state?” --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Nancy Pelosi Thinks House Dems Could Overturn Election of a GOP Congresswoman

Nancy Pelosi opens door to House nullifying Iowa election result

Iowa GOP rep blasts Democrat's election challenge: 'They want to go against the laws of our state'

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