DES MOINES, Iowa -- On election night, Rita Hart lost. After the initial canvass was completed, Rita Hart lost. Then after she requested a full district-wide recount, she still lost -- and Mariannette Miller-Meeks was rightfully certified the winner of the 2nd District race by Iowa’s bipartisan canvassing board.

Under Iowa law, Hart still had the option to pursue legal action with a panel of nonpartisan Iowa judges. But instead of a fair hearing in the Iowa court system, Hart immediately ran to Washington for help -- preferring to have this election decided by a Washington committee crafted and controlled by coastal liberal Nancy Pelosi.

Former Ambassador Terry Branstad said it best: This is not the rule of law. It is the rule of power.

“Rita Hart wants to throw out the votes of 400,000 Iowans so she can let the election be decided by the vote of one Californian," said Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. "If Democrats are serious about ensuring the integrity of elections, they must reject this blatant attempt to subvert the will of Iowa voters to pick up a seat in Congress."

Rep. Cindy Axne, the only congressional Democrats left in Iowa -- and someone who will have to vote on this matter -- must immediately denounce this attempt by Rita Hart and Nancy Pelosi to ignore the will of Iowa voters.

Reminder: Maryland liberal Rep. Jamie Raskin, who voted for Axne multiple times when she decided not to show up for work, will likely be leading the committee that will review this race. He also raised money for Rita Hart’s campaign through his joint fundraising committee.

Here are a few questions Cindy Axne must be asked:

  • Should Rita Hart concede and accept the will of Iowans and the state's certified election results?

  • Will you vote to override the will of Iowa voters?

  • Should Mariannette Miller-Meeks be seated?


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