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LISTEN: Where Things Stand In Disagreements Over Iowa's 2nd Congressional District Election Outcome

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State Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks and former State Sen. Rita Hart faced off in the final debate of the cycle Thursday night in the race for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District.

IPR Morning Edition host Clay Masters talks with IPR eastern Iowa reporter Kate Payne about the disagreements over Iowa's 2nd Congressional District race, after developments over the last week.

The race for Iowa’s second congressional district was the closest federal race in the 2020 election. State officials certified that Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks won the race by a mere six votes. But her Democratic opponent in that race, Rita Hart, says there are a number of votes that still have not been counted. There have been some developments regarding this disagreement this week.

Note: An earlier broadcast version of this interview incorrectly identified Rep. Miller-Meeks as an optometrist. She is an ophthalmologist. We apologize for the error.

Clay Masters is Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host and lead political reporter.
Kate Payne was an Iowa City-based Reporter