Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks is claiming victory in Iowa’s Second Congressional District. With the district’s 24 counties certifying their official canvass, Miller-Meeks said the “election is over.”
“I express my heartfelt gratitude to the voters of Iowa’s Second Congressional District and acknowledge my opponent Rita Hart’s grace and positive demeanor during this challenging campaign,” Miller-Meeks said. “The election is over, and it is time to move forward together and focus on the priorities that will serve Iowans.”
Miller-Meeks holds a 40-vote advantage against Hart, but Hart’s campaign continued calls for making sure the count is accurate.
“As we have said repeatedly, it is critical that Iowans’ voices are heard and the votes are accurately counted,” said Zach Meunier, Hart’s campaign manager. “The vote totals in this race continue to fluctuate, and both Iowa officials and independent news organizations have made it clear that the race is too close to call. Iowa is a state that values election integrity and Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ campaign’s attempts to usurp this process undermines that integrity.”