Democrats, ultimately joined by many establishment Republicans, have vigorously condemned former President Donald Trump’s efforts to contest the 2020 election. Attempts by his legal team to expose what sure looks like chicanery have been blocked by local elections officials, by state judges and, finally, on Monday, by the U.S. Supreme Court.
All of this despite the fact that more than 1,000 Americans have signed sworn affidavits alleging they witnessed a wide range of irregularities, including chain of custody issues.
The race for the open seat in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District was one of the tightest House races in recent memory. In the weeks following the election, the lead changed hands several times in a statewide recount until finally the Republican candidate, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, was declared the winner. She had defeated her Democratic opponent, Rita Hart, by six votes, and the state certified the results on Nov. 30.
Hart went on to