With absolutely no hint of irony whatsoever, Democrat House Representatives have begun the process of determining if an Iowa Republican congresswoman was the legitimate winner of her election. Should they succeed, the seat could be flipped now, months after the election.
Democrat Rita Hart has claimed that her opponent, Republican, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, was not the legitimate winner of the November 2020 election. Where are the fact-checkers now? Missing in action I suppose.
“The House Administration Committee gathered virtually Friday afternoon to finalize the process by which it will adjudicate Hart’s claim, which was filed under the Federal Contested Elections Act. The committee has been largely silent since Hart first made her contest in December, but the hearing suggests that it is preparing to review the matter further,” “At the center of Hart’s complaint are 22 ballots that her campaign says were improperly rejected.” Politico reported.
It was a close one, Miller-Meeks won her election by a total of 6 votes, making it one of the closest races in recent history. Should this election, the Democrats will expand on their already razor-thin lead in the House.
“The last time the House chose to overturn a state-certified election was an acrimonious affair. After the 1984 elections, the House Democratic majority refused to seat the Republican challenger to Democratic Rep. Frank McCloskey,” the report added. “A Republican official in Indiana certified the GOP candidate, Richard McIntyre, as the winner, but a recount conducted by Congress found McCloskey won by 4 votes. When the House Democrats voted to seat McCloskey, Republicans stormed out of the chamber in protest.”
Rodney Davis, a Republican representative, and ranking member of the House Administration Committee said that; “I can’t think of a worst first step this committee could take in a new Congress than to waste taxpayer dollars by moving forward with overturning this election.”
The ranking member brought attention to the 1984 election results in Indiana, warning that Democrats are trying to play the same game.
“Ballots that were not legal under the state law were suddenly determined legal votes under new rules invented by a partisan task force, who completely rejected state law,” Davis said. “They changed the rules of the game after the game had already been played. And that’s exactly what could be happening 35 years later.”
This wasn’t the only nail-biter in the 2020 election, in New York, a Republican, won the tight race when state Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ruled that “Claudia Tenney must be certified as the winner of the state’s 22nd Congressional District over Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D).” The Daily Wire reported.
“DelConte panned local elections boards for ‘systemic violations of state and federal election law,’ including the Oneida County’s failure to process more than 2,400 voter applications,” The Hill reported. “However, the judge ruled it is not the court’s job to rectify those errors.”