Democrat Rita Hart Abandons Election Challenge In House Race Decided By 6 Votes

Roughly 400,000 votes in all were cast in the race for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. Hart maintained that nearly two dozen valid ballots were not counted properly.
Former Iowa state Sen. Rita Hart has ended her challenge in a U.S. House race she lost to Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks by six votes. Above, Hart appears at her farm in Wheatland, Iowa, on Aug. 13, 2019. Source: Caroline Brehman

Rita Hart, the Iowa Democrat who lost a House race by just six votes, is withdrawing her challenge to Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

In a posted to Twitter on Wednesday, the former state senator said she made the decision "after many conversations with people I

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