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According to media reports, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told the press there could be a scenario where the Democrat-led House of Representatives removes Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks and replaces her with Democrat Rita Hart.

Miller-Meeks was the certified winner by a six-vote margin. However, Hart has appealed to the House Committee on House Administration.

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Pelosi said she respects the work of the committee and believes they are following the requirements of the law.

“And how you go forward is the path you’re on and we’ll see where that takes us,” she said. “But there could be a scenario to that extent. Yes.”

The House is allowed the ability to decide close congressional races on its own rather than through the courts due to the Federal Contested Elections Act of 1969. However, it has not reversed the seating of a state-certified election winner since 1985.

Author: Jacob Hall

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