Democratic attorney Marc Elias argued in his latest brief on behalf of defeated congressional candidate Rita Hart that Iowa Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks should be ousted from her seat because, like her fellow House Republicans, she opposes the Democrats’ election overhaul legislation H.R. 1.
Hart lost to Miller-Meeks in 2020 in one of the closest House elections ever, decided in the Republican’s favor by six votes out of more than 394,000 cast. The House Administration Committee, with a 6-3 partisan advantage, is considering an effort by Hart, through her attorney Marc Elias, to evict Miller-Meeks from the seat and install Hart as the rightful winner. Hart’s camp argues 22 legitimate ballots weren’t counted, which would have made for a different result.
House Administration Committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren has asked both sides to lay out the merits of their cases. Lofgren made clear the burden of proof on not just the contestant Hart, but also Miller-Meeks, who the Iowa