Republican Miller-Meeks still leads Dem Rita Hart by 35 votes in Iowa House race

Republicans Mariannette Miller-Meeks continues to lead Democrat Rita Hart by a mere 35 votes with Iowa’s certification deadline looming.

According to Radio Iowa “more than 394,000 votes were cast in the contest. Hart asked for a recount in all 24 counties in the second congressional district. Most counties have finished the process, but the final tally in the district’s largest county will not be certified today as originally planned.”

The report adds “Per the Quad City Times cites a Scott County Supervisor as saying it appears there’s an error in the count of absentee ballots, suggesting the overall tally for Scott County could be off by more than 12 dozen votes. An attorney for the Miller-Meeks campaign issued a statement, saying the delay for a recheck of the recount is appropriate, to ensure results are properly verified.”

November 30th is the deadline for Iowa’s secretary of state to certify election results, however the deadline may be stalled by legal action from either or both sides.

Per Dave Wasserman:

New: last night, Rita Hart (D) netted two votes over Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R) in Jefferson Co.’s recount. Here’s where things stand in #IA02: Miller-Meeks (R) 196,880 Hart (D) 196,845 Still 3 counties (Scott, Jasper, Clinton) out of 24 that have yet to finalize recount.