JOPLIN, Mo. — The presidential election was held greater than a month in the past. However the subsequent step in the direction of formally calling the race occurs in a few days and a Joplin man will likely be part of the vote.
Ron Richard has performed many roles in native and state politics. However subsequent week, he’ll get to attempt one thing new.
Ron Richard, Joplin, mentioned, “I used to be elected by this congressional district to make the vote for the president of the us.”
Richard is the elector representing greater than ten counties in southwest Missouri. He’s been Joplin mayor, Missouri’s Speaker of the Home, and State Senate President Professional Tempore – however this wasn’t a job he anticipated.
“I assumed it was an honor and I used to be sort of stunned after they referred to as me and needed to know if I needed to do it. I mentioned, ‘positive, I’ve by no means been a part of that. I’d love to do it one time.”
He’s a part of a really small group.
“Ten of us will go to Jefferson Metropolis and make that vote 2:00 Monday.”
He doesn’t have a number of alternative within the vote.
“We do our constitutional responsibility, voting for the individual with the preferred vote. So it doesn’t make any distinction for those who like him or not or like Biden or not – the individuals voted, the favored vote. so it’s a must to honor that request.”
It isn’t simply Missouri; electors will meet in each state Monday taking the presidential race one other step into the method.
“Then that vote is distributed to the US Senate and so they acknowledge that will likely be licensed and we are able to transfer on lastly.”