The Ohio state representative challenged by a lawsuit said she’s glad a Kettering city councilman took her place in the Electoral College, despite the disappointment of not casting the ballot herself.
Kettering City Councilman Rob Scott, the first person on Trump’s Ohio campaign staff and an alternate elector, filled in for state Rep. Christina Hagan after a lawsuit challenged her eligibility. She believes the lawsuit is frivolous.
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“Passing the baton to somebody like Rob Scott who worked tirelessly for the election of Donald J. Trump was an honor and I’m glad to have done it,” Hagan said. “Certainly, he is as deserving as I ever was and with or without me there would have been sufficient electors with the diligence and desire to serve, so I’m thankful it was somebody who has truly given their all to this election and this campaign and he’s every bit deserving.”
Scott, founder of the Dayton Tea Party and former Montgomery County Republican Party chair, said it was an honor to step in for Hagan.
“To actually see It happen and get those 18 electoral votes, it was great gratification for me,” Scott said.
The councilman said he is working on planning Trump’s inauguration, but plans to stay in Ohio long-term.
A 2000 graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School, Scott worked as a copy editor and reporter at the Dayton Daily News during his undergraduate years in college.
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