Democrat congressional candidate Rita Hart is requesting a full recount in all 24 counties that make up Iowa’s Second District.
“With so much at stake in this election and such a slim margin separating the candidates, Iowans deserve to know categorically that their ballots have been accurately counted,” Hart’s campaign manager, Zach Meunier, announced Thursday, according to the Des Moines Register.
“Over the last several days, multiple consequential errors have materialized in this race that have serious implications for the district’s future representation,” he added.
Hart’s campaign will file requests for recounts at county auditor’s offices across the district by close of business on Friday, the deadline to file a recount request.
Iowa’s counties had to certify their vote totals by Tuesday, and Iowa law gives candidates until 5 p.m. on the third day after the county canvass to ask for a recount.
Iowa Code gives counties 18 days after