Arkansas Rep. Rick Crawford supports objection to electoral college vote

Jan 04, 2021
In The News

Arkansas Rep. Rick Crawford supports objection to electoral college vote

Written by Shelby Rose
Published by KATV

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — In just two days, the electoral college will convene to confirm the results of the presidential election, but objections will be heard.

More than 140 republican members of the House and at least a dozen Senators are set to delay the count of the electoral college. They’re demanding an emergency electoral commission to look into allegations of fraud.

Senator Tom Cotton released a statement Sunday, and made it very clear he will not oppose the affirmation of the electoral college. However, Representative Rick Crawford said he is.

“It’s not the electors that I question. It’s the method by which those electors were chosen,” Crawford said to KATV.

While he acknowledges that there aren’t enough votes to make a change in this presidential election, Crawford hopes that it could make a change for the future.

“I think it’s unrealistic to think that it’s going to impact this election,” he said. “But I think it’s important that we fight and it’s important that even if we don’t prevail in this election that we do prevail in ensuring voter integrity in future elections.”

KATV also reached out to Arkansas’ remaining delegates, to which they were all unavailable for comment. Representatives French Hill and Bruce Westerman said they will issue statements after Wednesday’s vote.

 

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