Republican Rep. Tom Reed in a statement Tuesday morning said he would vote to certify the presidential election ahead of a closely watched vote once largely considered pro forma.
Multiple Republicans in Congress, including Rep. Elise Stefanik of the North Country in upstate New York, have signaled they will not support the certification, backing unsubstantiated claims by President Donald Trump the election was mired in widespread fraud.
Reed in the statement said a virtual town hall on Monday drew "passion on both sides."
"We can rebuild trust in our elections by transparently addressing the last-minute, confusing way some states conducted voting in 2020," Reed said. "The Constitution, however, makes clear Congress cannot overrule states and their designated electors. I must be true to the oath I took to uphold the Constitution and will not object to any state's electors tomorrow."
Rep. John Katko, a Republican from central New York, said in a statement on Monday there is no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the results of the election.