Iowa GOP congressional candidate declares victory in one of closest races in history

Iowa GOP congressional candidate declares victory in one of closest races in history

While Iowa faces one of the tightest 의회의 races in American history, Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks claimed victory in an appearance on “여우 & 친구” Thursday.

“The races in Iowa are very descriptive and very detailed, so, on election night, we were ahead in votes, 그러나, there is a process of provisional ballots and absentee ballots that have to be counted,” said the candidate for Iowa’s 2nd District.

Iowa’s law mandates that each county do an audit and canvassing by Tuesday next week. 그때, those canvasses are certified by the county’s board of supervisors and then submitted to the secretary of state.

"그래서, yesterday, all of the official canvasses were completed,” Miller-Meeks said.

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“We were ahead in votes so that makes us the winner of this election. That doesn’t mean that there’s still not processes that still have to go through,” Miller-Meeks said.

Miller-Meeks 보유 a 34-vote lead over opponent Rita Hart after an error was corrected. Assuming Miller-Meeks is the winner, she will add to the growing number of Republican women elected to Congress.

Republican women have made major strides in 회의 this election, 첨가 13 to the ranks of the 하원.

Miller-Meeks said every legal ballot should count, highlighting an error that occurred in Iowa’s Lucas County that swung the outcome in her favor.

We wanted information, transparency, and we wanted to know that all of the votes were counted, We had been ahead and within a matter of hours, we had a subtraction of 406 투표, which then put us behind our opponent. We did not make any comments about any malicious intent, but we wanted to know what the process was, how that happened,” Miller-Meeks said.

While Lucas County was doing their audit, they found that in one of their precincts that there were 217 ballots passed for me that were not reported to the secretary of state on election night and 54 ballots for my opponent. That put me up ahead,”

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그녀는 계속했다, “그래서, with the absentee ballots that were cured, the provisional ballots that were cured, and then this mistake uncovered within Lucas County, that then put us ahead.

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