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UPDATE: Iowa CD-2 Recount Underway

November 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.— In the tightest congressional race in the country, Iowa 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Rita Hart trails behind Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks by fewer than 50 votes out of more than 394,000 cast. On November 13th, the the Hart Campaign filed for a a complete recount in all 24 counties in the 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,” said Hart Campaign Manager Zach Meunier in an official statement.

Each county appoints a three-member board made up of one person chosen by the Hart campaign, one person chosen by the Miller-Meeks campaign and a third person agreed upon by the two campaigns. Counties are required to complete the recount process by November 28th.

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