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After Recount, Republican Miller-Meeks Maintains 6-Point Lead in Iowa House Race

republicans look poised for yet another victory in the House.


It looks like yet another victory in the House for Republicans.

After a recount, GOP congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks maintains a 6-point lead over Democrat Tina Hart.

Iowa’s 2nd district House seat is expected to go to Miller-Meeks, flipping the seat red.

This comes just weeks after Tina Hart requested a full recount in the 24 counties making up the 2nd district.

Certification is expected sometime Monday, and Republicans are congratulating Miller-Meeks on her historic victory.

Fox News has more on this stunning turn of events for Republicans:

Republican congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks leads Democrat Rita Hart by a mere six votes after a recount in Iowa's 2nd District.

A state canvassing board is expected to meet Monday, the legal deadline, to certify the results of the race in which more than 394,400 votes were cast.

Miller-Meeks acknowledged in a statement that the race was “extraordinarily close," but said she was proud of the outcome and looked forward to being certified as the winner.

"While the race is extraordinarily close, I am proud to have won this contest and look forward to being certified as the winner by the state's Executive Council on Monday," Miller-Meeks said in a statement on Saturday. "It is the honor of a lifetime to be elected to serve the people of eastern and southern Iowa."

Congratulations poured in for Miller-Meeks, who is expected to join the ranks of nearly 20 other GOP women newly elected to the House of Representatives, something that's giving the party cause for celebration.

Ted Cruz and others congratulated Miller-Meeks on Twitter.

Breitbart has more on the results of the recount:

GOP congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks is maintaining a six-point lead over her Democrat challenger Tina Hart after a recount in Iowa’s second district.

A state canvassing board will meet Monday to certify the election results of the race where more than 394,400 votes were cast, which would certify Miller-Meeks as the winner.

Just a few weeks ago, Hart requested a full recount in the 24 counties that comprise Iowa’s 2nd district.

Hart’s campaign manager, Zach Meunier, did not say if the Hart campaign would file a legal challenge against the election results, given that it is the closest house election in the nation.

Clinton county provided the final results of the 24 counties.


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