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Pelosi to seat Iowa Republican as Democratic challenger contests election results


#Speaker #Nancy #Pelosi#Nancy #PelosiWill #Pelosi bail out the GOP on election controversy 2020 was the year of pain, misery and GOP indifference #McConnell blocks vote on K checks, signals new package MORE (D-Calif.) said #Wednesday she will seat #Rep.-elect #Mariannette #Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) this weekend as #Democrat #Rita #Hart contests the results of their race.

#Asked at a press conference if she plans to seat #Miller-Meeks on #Sunday, #Pelosi responded, “yes.”

#Results show #Hart having been defeated by #Miller-Meeks by six votes after a recount. The initial result showed #Miller-Meeks winning by 47 votes. #Retiring #Democrat #Dave #Loebsack#David (#Dave) #Wayne #LoebsackIowa #Democrat who lost by six votes will appeal to #House #Iowa officials certify #Republican #Miller-Meeks’s 6-vote victory #Rundown of the #House seats #Democrats, GOP flipped on #Election #Day MORE currently holds the seat.

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A spokesperson for #Pelosi said in a follow-up statement that the speaker will seat #Miller-Meeks “provisionally” and  that she will ultimately take into account a review by the #Committee on #House #Administration.

“Every vote counts and that’s why the #Committee on #House #Administration is conducting a thorough and fair review of this election to make sure every vote was counted and counted as cast. #Pending the outcome of the #Committee’s review and consistent with #House practice, we intend to provisionally seat the #Republican candidate on #Sunday,” said #Drew #Hammill, the spokesperson.

#Hart asked the #House to review the race in #Iowa’s 2nd #Congressional #District.

#She argues the state recount that ended with her trailing by six votes was barred by #Iowa law from counting ballots that were not included in the initial canvas. #Hart’s campaign believes that ballots that were not tallied on election night for any number of reasons and ballots that machines considered overvotes or undervotes could more than make up the six-vote difference.

The #House application by #Hart sets the stage for a hearing in front of the #Committee on #Administration, during which she could testify and present evidence. The panel would ultimately file a full report to the #House with its recommendation on who should fill the seat.

#Miller-Meeks has expressed confidence that she will still be the winner after the #House committee’s review and has accused #Hart of seeking to get #Pelosi to intervene.

“Sen. #Hart now wants a process run by one #Californian, #Nancy #Pelosi, and decided in #Washington’s hyper-partisan, dysfunctional atmosphere and not according to #Iowa law,” she said earlier this month.

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The #Iowa drama is all taking place as #President #Trump#Donald #TrumpGeorgia signature audit finds no fraud in presidential election #Pompeo calls for release of #Chinese journalist jailed over coronavirus coverage #Pence refused to sign on to plan to overturn election, lawyers say MORE refuses to concede his defeat to #President-elect #Joe #Biden#Joe #BidenGeorgia signature audit finds no fraud in presidential election #Pence refused to sign on to plan to overturn election, lawyers say #New #Lincoln #Project ad shows #Trump border wall built from tombstones of COVID-19 victims MORE. #On #Wednesday, #Sen. #Josh #Hawley#Joshua (#Josh) #David #HawleyPush for ,000 stimulus checks hits #Senate buzzsaw GOP #Georgia senators throw support behind ,000 stimulus checks #Five GOP senators to watch in next month’s #Electoral #College fight MORE (R-Mo.) announced he would contest the results of the #Electoral #College when the #Senate meets to consider them on #Jan. 6, ensuring a full #House and #Senate vote on the issue.

#Biden defeated #Trump by more than 70 electoral votes. #His margins of victory in the states being contested by #Trump’s campaign — which include #Pennsylvania, #Georgia, #Wisconsin and #Michigan — were by much wider margins than six votes. #Biden won #Georgia by more than 12,000 votes, the tightest result of those five states.

#Miller-Meeks announced in a press release that she submitted her resignation from the #Iowa #State #Senate #Wednesday. The resignation will be effective #Saturday, the day before she is set to be sworn into the #House.

The #Iowa #House race has taken on outsized significance given the extremely narrow majority #Democrats will have in the next #Congress. #Democrats had been expected to expand on their majority in the #November elections but ended up underperforming and losing about 12 seats.

#Democrats’ narrow majority will be temporarily slimmer still after #Reps. #Marcia #Fudge#Marcia #FudgeFormer #Sanders surrogate #Nina #Turner discusses #House bid #Incoming #Democratic #House members sidestep questions on voting for #Pelosi as speaker #Democrats set to clash in special #House elections MORE (#Ohio), #Deb #Haaland#Deb #HaalandBiden #Interior nominee discusses environmental injustice with tribal leaders #Biden needs to make good on environmental justice promises The #Memo: #Left seeks leverage to move #Biden MORE (N.M.) and #Cedric #Richmond#Cedric #RichmondLouisiana #Rep.-elect #Luke #Letlow dies of COVID-19 #Biden #Interior nominee discusses environmental injustice with tribal leaders #Incoming #Democratic #House members sidestep questions on voting for #Pelosi as speaker MORE (#La.) vacate their seats to join the #Biden administration. #However, they all represent safe blue districts that are virtually guaranteed to elect #Democratic replacements in upcoming special elections.





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