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Woman Writing Letter

I read with interest three letters in the Dec. 10 Solon Economist about the Second Congressional District election in which Mariannette Miller-Meeks won by six votes, according to Secretary of State certified results.

Give it a rest folks.

If Rita Hart wants to pursue her legal rights by appealing to the U.S. House for a new recount, she has that option, it has been used before, and it is perfectly legal.

Hart explained in clear terms why she is appealing to the House: to count every vote. The letter writers apparently didn’t get the message. There will be political consequences for Hart for taking the issue to the House. I don’t think she’s worried about that now.

Republicans better find a new whipping post than Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, though. In November she was nominated for another term as speaker and indicated the next congress could be her last. Time will tell, but if she does announce her retirement before the midterms, those old Pelosi-demonizing sawhorses won’t cut wood any more.

By the way, urging folks to contact their congressman with demands is fine. Just remember ours is still Dave Loebsack who supports Hart’s quest for a recount.

~ Published in the Dec. 17, 2020 edition of the Solon Economist