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Congresswoman-elect Marinnette Miller-Meeks announced her resignation from the Iowa Senate on Wednesday. Miller-Meeks called it “one of the great honors” of her life to serve the people of Iowa in the senate.
Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed on Wednesday that she would be seating Miller-Meeks despite Rita Hart challenging the six-vote loss.
Hart decided not to challenge the election results in Iowa courts but instead appealed to the House of Representatives. It is likely the investigation could take several months to make any recommendation and then Congress could vote who should hold the seat.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has scheduled the special election to fill the Iowa Senate seat for Jan. 26, 2021.