House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she believes there is a possibility that duly elected Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa), can be unseated by Congress.
Miller-Meeks narrowly defeated Democrat candidate Rita Hart in November by six votes in an election where over 400,000 ballots were cast. Iowa state officials certified the election results in January, and Miller-Meeks was provisionally sworn in to Congress in January. The close margin caused Hart to petition Congress about the election results in December, rather than go through the courts. The House Administration Committee tabled a motion to dismiss Hart’s petition this week, enabling the challenge to proceed.
Hart’s campaign claims there are at least 22 outstanding legally-cast ballots waiting to be counted.