Tickets to president-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaModerate or left of center — which is better for Democrats in 2020? Obama: Countries facing severe effects of climate change offer 'moral call to rest of the world' Democrats' self-inflicted diversity vulnerability MORE's inaugural swearing-in ceremony are being offered through the offices of lawmakers and not through any outlet claiming to sell them, according the inauguration's planners.

The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) said Thursday that it would distribute tickets to the member offices of the 111th Congress the week before the Jan. 20 ceremonies. Individuals interested in getting the free tickets should contact the office of their senator or representative.

"Any website or ticket broker claiming that they have inaugural tickets is simply not telling the truth," said Howard Gantman, staff director for the JCCIC. "Tickets for the swearing?in of President?elect are all provided through members of Congress, and the President?elect and Vice President?elect through the Presidential Inaugural Committee. We urge the public to view any offers of tickets for sale with great skepticism."

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-Jordy Yager