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How To Get A Ticket To The Inauguration

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How To Get A Ticket To The Inauguration

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How To Get A Ticket To The Inauguration

How To Get A Ticket To The Inauguration

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There are 240,000 tickets for the inauguration ceremony — and many more people who want to attend. Tickets are free, but if you aren't a member of Congress, you'll likely have to enter a lottery to get one. If someone has offered to sell you one, beware.

"There are no tickets yet, so anyone who claims they have a ticket to sell is lying," Carol Florman, Communications Director of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, tells Alex Cohen.

Lately, Florman has discovered that she is a very popular person.

"It is amazing how many people have managed to find me over the last two weeks," she says. In particular, "lots of ex-boyfriends are turning up."

What does she tell them?

"I say, wish I could help you, but I can't."

Even she isn't sure that her husband will get a ticket, she says.

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