22 Legally-cast, Uncounted Votes Will Put Hart Ahead by Nine Votes
As Mariannette Miller-Meeks continues her fight to deny Iowans their constitutional right to vote, there are 22 disenfranchised Iowans whose ballots have yet to be counted in the race for Iowa’s Second Congressional District. Among those left behind include two Iowans living with a disability who legally cast their 2020 General Election votes in Scott County from their vehicles on Election Day. While these Iowans trusted the system to have their votes counted, it failed them as machines rejected their ballots and the ballots were then forgotten from the final count, precluding them from being included in the recount.
Following an initial state recount process that left thousands of ballots in question, Iowa Second Congressional candidate Rita Hart filed a Notice of Contest with the U.S. House of Representatives which details 22 legally-cast ballots like these two ballots that were unlawfully excluded from the state-certified results. To read the full Notice of Contest click here. A summary of the curbside ballots can be found on page 10.
The Iowa Democratic Party is highlighting those 22 uncounted voters to emphasize the U.S. House’s responsibility to ensure that every Iowan’s voice is heard. The project comes as several of the disenfranchised voters have spoken out, demanding that their votes be counted.