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West Virginia congressional delegation weigh in on Electoral College count


As Congress begins counting the electoral college votes Wednesday to certify the presidential election, West Virginia Congresswoman Carol Miller, R-3rd District, said she will vote against certifying the results from certain states.

In an oipnion piece released Wednesday, Miller said even the appearance or possibility of fraud is entirely unacceptable.

“Election fraud, whether intentional or incidental, individual or institutional, undermines the very foundation of democracy that we all hold sacred,” Miller wrote.

She acknowledged the results being debated will not overturn the outcome of the election, but will ensure confidence the country has a free, fair and accurate elections for generations to come.

You can see the full op-ed below.

CarolMiller-ObjectionStatement by Jeff Morris on Scribd

Congressman Alex Mooney, R-2nd District, said in a statement that he will listen to the debate and make his decision then.

Mooney and Miller had earlier signed on to a Texas-led effort challenging ballot counts in several of the battleground states. The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed that effort.

Rep. David McKinley, R-1st District, has not publicly said whether he will challenge the electoral college votes, but did state earlier that he supported an organized transition between President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., had earlier stated that Biden has won the election and that it is time for the country to move on.

Capito Statement on Upcoming Vote To by Jeff Morris on Scribd

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., issued a statement Wednesday, saying Congress must enter a new era of bipartisanship in Washington.

“With tight margins in the House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans are faced with a decision to either work together to put the priorities of our nation before partisan politics or double down on the dysfunctional tribalism,’ Manchin said.

Manchin Statement on Future of the 117th Congress PDF by Jeff Morris on Scribd