Letters to the Editor

Did your vote count in the 2nd District?

I found myself wondering Nov. 3 if my vote was counted. Could I have made a small mistake or by some other unknown error invalidated my ballot? Yes! Now what if I was serving my country in a distant land and heard that my vote was not counted because of a procedural rule in my home county in Iowa? For more than a couple dozen of those in the armed forces or living abroad, this is the case. After a confusing partial recount in a “hurry up and get it done” fashion, overseas, military, and some domestic ballots were ignored.

It is disappointing that voter intent does not seem to matter to Mariannette Miller-Meeks as many of our votes were not counted in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District in the contest. Dr. Miller-Meeks, in the latest of many counts using various means, appears to have received 6 more votes than Rita Hart. She was then certified the winner while thousands of votes still need a hand recount to determine an actual winner in our congressional district. A request before the U. S, House of Representatives to determine if and how all the votes should be counted is needed; for we are sure that some ballots were not treated correctly of fairly. Iowa does not need to go down in history as unable to count votes thoroughly and carefully.

Gregory Steckel

Iowa City

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