VERIFY: The place do IA-2 2020 outcomes stand in historical past?


When the election outcomes are full and licensed for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, we’re verifying the place it might stand in election historical past.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The recount for the Miller-Meeks and Hart campaigns wrapped up Saturday, when Clinton County completed its recount. 

When the election outcomes are full and licensed for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, we’re verifying the place it might stand in election historical past.

Here’s what we got down to confirm: Is the Rita Hart and Mariannette Miller-Meeks race the tightest race in historical past for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional seat?

Our supply is the USA Home of Representatives. It publishes election outcomes from every state, courting again to 1920.

For the reason that 2020 election just isn’t but licensed, the information on the Home of Representatives web site solely contains information up via the 2018 election.

Since 1920, the slimmest margin of victory in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District was 620 votes. That occurred in 1938.

However, that wasn’t the slimmest margin within the state that yr. Iowa had 9 congressional districts at the moment. The ninth district was gained 339 votes.

The second-slimmest margin of victory for the 2nd Congressional District was in 1990. 1,642 votes separated the 2 candidates, however this was when Iowa had six congressional districts.

When Mariannette Miller-Meeks challenged Dave Loebsack for the seat in 2008, she misplaced 56,440 votes.

Miller-Meeks minimize that result in 13,976 votes when she challenged, and misplaced to, Loebsack once more in 2014. That yr was additionally the slimmest margin of victory within the 2nd district because the 2012 election — when 4 congressional districts began getting used. 

RELATED: Mariannette Miller-Meeks seems to carry 6 vote lead over Rita Hart, after ultimate county finishes recount

If the unofficial election outcomes from the Secretary of State’s workplace holds true and are licensed the state, we will confirm Mariannette Miller-Meeks’s six vote lead over Rita Hart can be the slimmest margin of victory within the 2nd Congressional District’s historical past since a minimum of 1920.



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