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Representative backtracks on electoral vote

Series: News Brief | Story 5

January 14, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Both Eastern Washington representatives in Congress voted last week to uphold the Electoral College vote after protesters entered the Capitol last Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Republican Reps. Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside and Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane voted in favor of certifying several states with questionable election results.

Prior to the protest in the nation’s Capitol, McMorris Rodgers had said she would oppose several states’ Electoral College certifications.

“We must have a peaceful transfer of power,” McMorris Rodgers said afterward. “The only reason for m...

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