Watch: Pelosi Admits Dems May Overturn Iowa Election, Claims ‘This Is Not Unique.’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a second time has come out and said that Democrats may overturn an Iowa congressional election that was won by a Republican.
A House committee controlled by Democrat is opening an investigation to consider unseating Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) because she beat her Democrat opponent, Rita Hart by six votes. The election was counted, recounted, then Miller-Meeks are certified as the winner.
Hart claims that 22 ballots cast for her were not counted correctly however, she bypassed fighting the election in the Iowa courts and has appealed directly to the Democrat controlled House.
“At least twenty-two Iowans’ legally-cast ballots still have not been counted due to a string of errors. We are glad to see the House Committee on Administration taking the next step towards ensuring that every legally-cast vote is counted in this race and that all Iowans’ voices are heard. Every legal voter in this country has a right to have their ballot counted and the remedy here is clear — count the ballots,” Hart said.
“Rita Hart should immediately cease her undemocratic efforts to usurp the will of Iowa voters and election officials. Iowa voters should decide Iowa elections, not [Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and her socialist colleagues,” said Mike Berg, a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Pelosi told ABC News George Stephanopoulos that she doesn’t think the decision to overturn an election is “unique.”
Pelosi says it is ok to overturn the results because the Republican candidate only won by 6 votes.
— Mike Berg (@MikeKBerg) March 14, 2021
Republican Rodney Davis (R-Ill) who sits on the committee believes that there is no reason for the House to take up the issue.
“We already know the outcome of this contest. Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks won a free and fair election. It’s in the best interest of taxpayers and the integrity of our election process to dismiss this motion and to dismiss it today,” he said.