IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa county will begin recounting its votes as only 47 votes separate the candidates in the race for Iowa’s open 2nd Congressional District seat.
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks maintains a narrow lead over Democrat Rita Hart after counties in the district certified their official vote tallies on Tuesday.
Miller-Meeks pulled ahead in the race late Monday after officials in Lucas County discovered a reporting error that led to an inaccurate tally in one precinct. The corrected total was enough to put Miller-Meeks ahead by a few dozen votes out of more than 394,000 cast.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has ordered the recount in Lucas County, saying it’s important to get the results right.
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