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Arrington joins other Republicans in objecting Electoral College certification

Source: Jodey Arrington
Source: Jodey Arrington
Updated: Jan. 5, 2021 at 2:24 PM CST
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WASHINGTON D.C. (KCBD) - District 19 Rep. Jodey Arrington says he will join other Republicans in objecting to the Electoral College certification that is scheduled to take place Wednesday in Washington D.C.

Wednesday’s count is the final certification of Joe Biden’s bid for the presidency.

Arrington sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, announcing his intention, and urged all colleagues in the House of Representatives to do the same.

“These objections are not only authorized by an act of Congress, but also supported by recent precedent,” Arrington wrote. “In 2004 and 2016, Democrats in both the House and Senate exercised their right to object in counting the electoral votes.”

Many Republicans have also publically announced their intentions to object to the certification process. Most are citing what they consider irregularities in the election process, though an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department has not found any evidence.

Other Texas Congressmen objecting include Rep. Ronny Jackson, Rep. Lance Gooden, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Brian Babin, Rep. Randy Weber and Rep. Pete Sessions, according to USA Today. Republicans from all over the U.S. have also followed suit.

“I will object on January 6th and voice my constitutional concerns with the 2020 Presidential Election,” Arrington wrote, “and I urge my colleagues to do the same.”

Read Arrington’s full letter here.

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