While President-elect Donald Trump is taking the oath of office Friday, Collin County Democrats won't be watching. Instead, they plan to march at the Collin County Courthouse to make their voices heard.
"We're not saying anything negative like, 'not my president.' We're respecting the office," said Barb Walters, vice chair of the Collin County Democratic Party.
The #NoMandateMarch will begin Friday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Collin County Courthouse on Bloomdale Road.
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Meanwhile, President-elect Trump will take the oath of office at 11 a.m. Central Standard Time.
"We feel that we won the popular vote, so you don't have a mandate," said Walters. "So we want you to listen to us. I think that's really what we're trying to say, is listen to us."
"We're even saying don't watch the TV. We're on the steps when you're taking the oath of office," Walters said. "I won't be watching personally the inauguration."
Trump carried Collin County by more than 16 points, but Democratic leaders say his election has energized the party in the deep-red Republican county.
"We've had a flood of calls, contacts from potential volunteers," says Mike Rawlins, chairman of the Collin County Democratic Party.
"People are running around with their hair on fire like how did this happen? What can I do now?" Rawlins added.