Pelosi says House panel will evaluate Iowa race certified for Republican by 6 votes

During a press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi explained that a panel that will be headed by Maryland Democratic Jamie Raskin will review a petition filed by Democrat House Candidate Rita Hart, even though Iowa certified Mariannette Miller-Meeks as the winner by 6 votes.

Pelosi explained to reporters “the issue relating to Iowa is an issue for the House Administration Committee. It’s my understanding that Rita Hart, an excellent candidate for Congress, will be asking the House to take this up. For further information about the technicalities of that, that becomes a House, not a political but a House Administration matter.”

“The House decides who it will seat,” Pelosi added.

Pelosi also commented on the NY 22nd District race where Republican Claudia Tenney leads by 12 votes.

Pelosi said that’s “a completely different situation” and “in New York, there could be 1,500, 5,000 votes not counted yet. So, that is going to the court Monday. And we’ll see what happens in the court. That may end up in the House. I don’t know, but the court will decide which votes will be counted.”


Democrat Rita 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.”