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How Utah’s Members Of Congress Voted On Certifying The Presidential Election

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Sen. Mike Lee held a pocket-sized version of the U.S. Consitution, stating it was their duty to uphold the document, as he voted against both objections to presidential election results.

Hours after armed insurgents stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Congress voted on objections to certifying the presidential election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania. Here’s how Utah’s members of Congress voted:

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, voted against both objections. During a speech on the Senate floor, he said the Senate can’t change the results of a presidential election once they’ve been certified by the Electoral College.

“Our job is a very simple one,” Lee said. “Our job is to convene to open the ballots and to count them. That's it.”

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, also voted no and had harsh words for his Republican colleagues who voted yes.

“Those who choose to continue to support this dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy,” Romney said.

Two of Utah’s Republican representatives, Rep. John Curtis and Rep. Blake Moore, voted against the objections in both states.

Rep. Burgess Owens, R-UT, and Rep. Chris Stewart, R-UT, voted against the objection to Arizona’s results Wednesday night. But early Thursday morning they voted in support of the objection to Pennsylvania’s results.

Sonja Hutson is a politics and government reporter at KUER.
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