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Photo: Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call (Getty Images) It’s bad enough to be blatantly wrong about something. It’s worse when you persist in your efforts to convince everyone you’re actually right. Doing so in the face of glaring opposition isn’t a good look, and at worst, it can give the impression you’re going out of your way to act like a brazen hypocrite. Despite everyone around you criticizing your approach, you might still believe, deep down, that your desire for validation is justified. Take, for example, a situation currently unfolding in the typically low-profile world of Iowa politics: Democratic Congressional Rep. Rita Hart recently lost her reelection bid by a total of six votes . Given the thinner than razor-thin margin that handed Republican challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks a victory, Hart wants a recount. Actually, she wants a second recount. Specifically, she argues “22 ballots were wrongly excluded and others weren’t examined during the recount” of the initial contest, per the Associated Press . Given the ongoing slow-motion circus of Donald Trump’s challenges to the results of the 2020 presidential election, some online critics are calling Hart a hypocrite. By not admitting defeat, isn’t she flying in the face of her party’s consistent efforts to label Trump’s claims of election fraud erroneous? (Never mind that they are erroneous, as countless failed lawsuits have shown .) Unmoved by the critics, Hart will likely press forward for another recount, without pondering whether the keyboard warriors are right. (Certainly it is worth noting the […]