Dem Rita Hart gives up election challenge against seated Iowa Republican Miller-Meeks

Democrat Rita Hart has given up her Iowa election challenge against seated Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

Hart said in a statement “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.”

“I am saddened that some Iowans’ votes will not count through no fault of their own. The work of ensuring it does not happen again will continue beyond this campaign,” she continued.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had publicly supported Rita Hart’s right to challenge the election results despite Miller-Meeks already being seated.

According to Kyle Kondik “It had become clear that there were a number of House Ds who weren’t going to vote to overturn the state’s certified results. ”