All the experts told us that Republicans were going to get creamed in the 2020 election. They were so wrong.
Republicans have picked up seats all over the country.
In Iowa’s 2nd district, a Republican just flipped another seat, this time by just a handful of votes.
The Associated Press reports:
Iowa board certifies 6-vote Republican win in US House race
Iowa officials on Monday certified a Republican candidate as the winner by six votes of an open seat in the U.S. House, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades.
Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks finished ahead of Democrat Rita Hart in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District after a recount saw her 47-vote lead steadily dwindle to single digits.
The state Board of Canvass voted 5-0 Monday afternoon to certify Miller-Meeks as the winner over Hart by a count of 196,964 to 196,958.
The board, which includes Gov. Kim Reynolds and four other state elected officials, also certified President Donald Trump as the winner of the state’s six electoral votes. The board is made up of three Republicans and two Democrats.
If it withstands expected legal challenges, Miller-Meeks’ margin of victory would amount to the closest U.S. House race since 1984 and the tightest in Iowa since 1916.
What a great win. Miller-Meeks released this statement:
It is the honor of a lifetime to be elected to serve the people of eastern and southern Iowa.
— Dr. Miller-Meeks (@millermeeks) November 28, 2020
How did the pollsters get this so wrong?
Mariannette Miller-Meeks winning Iowa’s 2nd Congressional Distric – and flipping that Democrat held seat – marks the 18th new pro-life woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives this year, per @SBAList.
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) November 30, 2020
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 30, 2020
Talk about a close race.