Iowa finds counting error, Republican House picks up another seat.

On November 12, Republican congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks said in a Fox interview that she won the Iowa congressional race after a vote counting error was corrected.

Miller-Meeks, the Republican candidate for Iowa’s 2nd District, said in the interview, “The race in Iowa was very special and very detailed. On Election Day night, we were ahead, but there was a process for counting provisional and absentee ballots that had to be counted.”

Iowa law requires each county to have an audit and canvass (canvass) by next Tuesday. The canvasses are then certified by the county’s Board of Supervisors and submitted to the Secretary of State.

“When Lucas County did the audit, they found that in one of their precincts, there were 217 ballots for me, but they didn’t report them to the Secretary of State on election night, and 54 ballots for my opponent. (After that mistake was corrected) that put me ahead.”

She continued, “So, after the absentee ballots were counted, the provisional ballots were counted, and then this error that was discovered within Lucas County (was corrected), then we were ahead.”

“So, yesterday, all the official canvassing was done,” Miller-Meeks said.

“We’re ahead in the vote count, so we’re the winner of this election. But there’s still processes to go through,” Miller-Meeks said.

Miller-Meeks said, “We want information, we want transparency, we want to know (if) all the votes were counted and we were ahead and then within a couple of hours we were down by 406 votes and that put us behind our opponent. We didn’t comment on any malice, but we wanted to know how the whole process was going to happen.”

The Miller-Meeks win gives Republicans another seat in the House, where Democrats have lost seven seats so far, and Republicans have gained nine seats. This makes Pelosi’s re-election as Speaker of the House even more unlikely.

Yesterday, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said in a Fox interview that House Republican Leader McCarthy may be able to form a coalition with 10 or 12 Democrats who are expected to become the new speaker. If those Democrats don’t cut to the left within the Democratic Party, he said, they may not be able to seek re-election and be voted out when they face re-election in 2022.