Dem Rita Hart won’t concede despite Iowa certifying Miller-Meeks as winner, will seek House examination

Despite Iowa state certifying Republican Miller-Meeks as the victor of the Iowa district house race by a razor thin margin of 6 votes, Democrat Rita Hart has refused to concede and will instead seek an examination from the U.S. House Administration Committee.

Hart tweeted Wednesday morning “we all watched #IA02 close from 47 votes to 6, but there are still ballots that haven’t been counted. The only way to ensure all Iowans’ votes are counted is a full examination of this election by the U.S. House that will consider every ballot cast.”

Republican Marianette Miller-Meeks fired back “Rita Hart has chosen a political process controlled by Nancy Pelosi over a legal process controlled by Iowa judges.”

She added “all Iowans should be outraged by this decision.”

Dave Wasserman of the Cook Report does not believe Rita Hart’s challenge will succeed.

He reacted to the news by tweeting “I’ve seen enough: with Iowa’s certification and Rita Hart (D)’s decision to bypass IA’s courts to take her #IA02 challenge to the House Administration Ctte., we’re provisionally listing Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) as the winner by six votes, 196,964 to 196,958.”

He added in a separate tweet “Imo, it’s going to be tough for Rita Hart (D) to make the case the House should deny/delay seating Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) – the certified six-vote winner in #IA02 – at a time Dems are seeking to drive home the sanctity of states’ certification processes elsewhere.”