How Coloradans in Congress voted on certifying Joe Biden’s victory

With two exceptions, Coloradans in Congress voted Wednesday evening and into the in a single day hours Thursday to certify the 2020 presidential election.

Beneath the Structure, it falls on Congress to certify Electoral School outcomes. If one Home member and one senator object to a state’s outcomes, each chambers of Congress should debate and finally vote on certification, as they did this week.

Two states had been formally objected to: Arizona and Pennsylvania. In each circumstances, Congress rejected the objections and President-elect Joe Biden was licensed the winner of the presidential election. He can be inaugurated on Jan. 20.

Relating to Arizona, Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Rifle Republican, and Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Springs Republican, objected to certifying the election there. The state’s different Republican, Rep. Ken Buck of Windsor, voted to certify.

“1776 is the muse of our nation. In the present day I signed my identify to a doc to defend that basis and our freedom,” Boebert wrote on Twitter, alongside a photograph of her signing an objection to Arizona’s election outcomes.

The state’s 4 Home Democrats additionally voted to certify the election in Arizona. They’re Reps. Diana DeGette of Denver, Joe Neguse of Lafayette, Jason Crow of Aurora, and Ed Perlmutter of Arvada.

“In the USA, we settle for the outcomes of free and truthful elections,” Neguse stated in a speech on the Home ground. “We don’t ignore the need of the voters…and try to put in a most well-liked candidate into energy. It doesn’t occur right here.”

Over within the Senate, each Coloradans — Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper — voted to certify the election in Arizona.

Later within the night, Congress thought-about objections to the electoral ends in Pennsylvania. When it got here time to vote, the Colorado tallies had been related.

Boebert and Lamborn objected to certifying Pennsylvania’s outcomes, Buck didn’t vote, and the state’s Home Democrats once more voted to certify the election.

Within the Senate, Bennet and Hickenlooper voted to certify Pennsylvania’s outcomes.

“We’ve received a solemn obligation and duty right here to show as soon as once more that this nation is a nation of legal guidelines and never of males,” Bennet stated earlier than the vote.

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