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House Ag Committee Objectors to the Presidential Election

Chris Clayton
By  Chris Clayton , DTN Ag Policy Editor
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A DTN file photo of the U.S. Capitol before Wednesday's occupation by protestors. Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee made up a large block of the GOP vote to object to the election results from Pennsylvania and Arizona. (DTN file photo)

Following the Wednesday occupation in the U.S. Capitol, Congress voted on an objection to the Pennsylvania presidential election results early Thursday morning -- about 3 a.m. Eastern -- after a similar objection earlier over the Arizona results.

Both objections to the Arizona and Pennsylvania election results failed. Congress confirmed the presidential election results just before 4 a.m. Eastern.

Most Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee, including the incoming committee ranking member, were among the 138 House Republicans who voted for the Pennsylvania objection. The high number of GOP lawmakers, representing largely rural areas, reflects part of the rural-urban divide over the election.

Current House Agriculture Committee members who voted to object:

Rick Crawford, Arkansas

Doug LaMalfa, California

Neal Dunn, Florida

Rick Allen, Georgia

Mike Bost, Illinois

Jim Baird, Indiana

Michelle Fischbach, Minnesota -- newly sworn-in, replacing Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. (Fischbach had said she would join the House Agriculture Committee)

Jim Hagedorn, Minnesota

Trent Kelly, Mississippi

Vicky Hartzler, Missouri

Chris Jacobs, New York

David Rouzer, North Carolina

Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania (incoming ranking member)

Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee

Former Ag Committee members

Mike Rogers, Alabama

Bob Gibbs, Ohio

Adrian Smith, Nebraska

Jackie Walorski, Indiana

Blaine Luetkemeyer, Missouri

Frank Lucas, Oklahoma

Senators on the Agriculture Committee who objected:

Sen. Roger Marshall, Kansas (former House Ag Committee Member)

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi

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