Rita Hart, the Democrat representative of Iowa, made an announcement on Wednesday regarding her decision to end her efforts aimed at recounting the ballots. She had lost the election by only six votes in the congressional race to Mariannette Miller-Meeks, the Republican representative.
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The reversal follows the decision of the House Committee on Administration to progress with the investigation. The decision had been arrived at after Hard had claimed that 22 valid votes had not been counted. However, it would have taken months for the investigation to make a conclusion.
Rita Hart said in her statement that she took the decision after conversing with several of her most trusted people. Republicans were seeking to paint her challenge as a sign of hypocrisy in Democrats. 138 Republicans were heavily criticized by Democrats earlier when they had objected to the count by the Electoral College on 6th January.
Hart continued that in spite of the party’s best efforts towards counting all votes, the toxic nature of the prevailing political disinformation campaign has definitively silenced Iowan voices. She hopes this stain will be reversed in future elections and democracy stages a return.
Rita Hart had appealed to the House that is currently under Democratic control to investigate and tally the final vote count. Zoe Lofgren, the representative from California, who is also the Chairman of the Committee, stated that the body will dismiss the contest while reporting the dismissal resolution.
Such reviews in Congress are not uncommon and completely legal as per federal law. However, decisions have been overruled a total of just three times. This year especially the process has had an extra political edge on the back of Donald Trump’s, the former president, claims of a fake election. As such, the move was mildly opposed by Moderate Democrats expressly due to the former incident.