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The Law Behind Iowa's 2nd Congressional District Recount

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The legal battle over election results in the race between Rita Hart and Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District mean that i may take several weeks before a winner is officially called.

Less than one-hundredth of one percent separates the vote count between Rita Hart and Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District race.

To start this edition of River to River, an update on one of the closest Congressional races in the country from IPR’s Kate Payne followed by a legal view from election law scholar Derek Muller of the University of Iowa. Later on, host Ben Kieffer talks with IPR's Natalie Krebs to get an update on COVID-19 hospitalizations and Erin Murphy dives into the political divide between urban and rural parts of Iowa.

The program concludes with a sampling of what the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra will be performing during their live-streamed concert Thursday evening. Learn more about the virtual concert here.

Guests:

  • Kate Payne, IPR eastern Iowa reporter
  • Derek Muller, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Natalie Krebs, IPR health reporter
  • Erin Murphy, Des Moines Bureau Chief, Lee Enterprises
  • Joseph Giunta, maestro, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer is a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River