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A University of Iowa law professor and member of a recount board in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District is calling for a review of state laws on rejecting ballots. A forthcoming article in the Iowa Law Review details some of these rules, which might surprise some Iowans.

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Republican Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks says her lawyer was doing his "due diligence" in looking for rejected ballots across Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. The search comes as the recently-sworn in representative prepares for the prospect of defending her six vote victory before the U.S. House.

Hart Attorney Remains 'Confident' in Election Contest Before the U.S. House

Jan 26, 2021

A lawyer for former Democratic state Sen. Rita Hart is expressing confidence in the campaign's case before the U.S. House challenging the election results in southeast Iowa's 2nd Congressional District.

Miller-Meeks Files Motion to Dismiss Hart's Election Challenge Before U.S. House

Jan 22, 2021
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Southeast Iowa Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) filed a motion asking the U.S. House to dismiss a challenge brought by her opponent, former Democratic state Sen. Rita Hart, who is disputing Miller-Meek's six-vote victory in the November election.

The US House is being asked to examine election results from Iowa's Second Congressional District. Tuesday Democrat Rita Hart officially requested a recount for the race that currently looks like it was won by Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks by just six votes. 

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Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks said she's gotten every indication she will be sworn in next month to serve as the next representative for Iowa's Second Congressional District.

State Certifies Miller-Meeks As Winner In Iowa's 2nd Congressional District

Dec 1, 2020
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State officials formally certified Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks as the next representative of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District on Monday, declaring her the winner in the closest federal race in the country." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">

Hart to Request Recounts in All 24 Counties in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District

Nov 13, 2020
Courtesy of Rita Hart Campaign

Former Democratic state Sen. Rita Hart will request a full recount of each precinct in all 24 counties in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. The step is the latest in a series of dramatic developments in the race, which remains too close to call and is considered one of the closest in the country.

Hart, Miller-Meeks Face Off In 2nd Congressional District Debate

Sep 25, 2020

Candidates for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District sparred over each other's records, and fielded questions on healthcare, the coronavirus, and the economy during Thursday night's debate at Iowa PBS studios.


A former Congressional candidate in southeast Iowa has stepped down as the head of the Iowa Department of Public Health.