Making Votes Count

One of the House elections in Iowa last year was very close. After careful counting, the Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks was declared the winner by a 6 vote margin, and she was subsequently seated in the House. Now, the House Democrats want to vote on whether she should remain a member.

I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how.

—Joseph Stalin

1 thought on “Making Votes Count

  1. If Miller-Meeks is thrown out, Could Iowa declare the seat empty and have an election (or gubertanorial appointment) to fill the seat? I’m willing to bet the voters of Iowa would be pretty unhappy if Miller-Meeks was removed.

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