After weeks of referring to President Trump’s challenges to the election results as treason and sedition, Democrats are showing their hypocrisy once again.
Iowa Democrat Rita Hart, who was running for the House of Representatives and lost by only six votes, has decided to challenge that loss by claiming that state election officials excluded 22 valid “curbside and absentee” ballots, 18 of which were supposedly for her.
Attorney Marc Elias is representing Hart, and has filed a request on behalf of his client asking the House of Representatives to overturn the election results in her district, which was won by Republican Marianette Miller-Meeks.
Elias, who has recently come out against President Trump‘s election challenges, is frequently involved in efforts to overturn the official results of elections. He is also a partner at Perkins Coie law firm, and was responsible for hiring Fusion GPS to compile the “Russia Dossier” in 2016 which led to the Russia Collusion hoax and the investigation of President Trump and his campaign. Elias portrays himself as a defender of voters’ rights.
The attorney shared the news of the election contest on Twitter:
🚨UPDATE: Notice of Contest To Be Filed Today with U.S House Shows Uncounted Votes Will Affirm Rita Hart Winner in IA-2 District Racehttps://t.co/KmjAqIuu9H
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) December 22, 2020
Marianette Miller-Meeks’ win in Iowa was certified by the state’s canvassing board, but her Democrat challenger is hoping that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat majority will overturn the election using the House Administration Committee, a move that has not been made since 1985.
Other than trying to include the 22 “curbside and absentee” ballots that were excluded, Elias’ filing also claims that some recounts at the county level failed to “conduct a hand review of ballots that were recognized as ‘overvotes’ or write-in ballots by the [voting] machines.”
According to Breitbart, Elias’ filing “cites the same Equal Protection Clause arguments that he has opposed elsewhere in fighting challenges by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.”