January 12, 2021 •
Iowa Special Election Scheduled for January 26
A special election for Iowa Senate District 41 is scheduled for January 26.
Gov. Kim Reynolds called the special election to fill the vacancy left by newly elected Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who stepped down last month.
Following a recount, Miller-Meeks was certified by Iowa as the winner by six votes out of nearly 400,000.
The election result, however, is being contested by her Democratic opponent, Rita Hart.
A spokesman for Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will provisionally seat Miller-Meeks pending the outcome of the challenge.
The House can later decide Hart won the race and should replace Miller-Meeks.
Hart’s contest argues at least 22 lawfully cast votes, including 18 for her, were wrongly excluded due to a variety of errors.
The Associated Press has not called a winner in this race.
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