Utah Rep. Stewart will not vote to certify election for President-elect Biden

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 13:47:08-05

WASHINGTON — Saying he is "safeguarding the sanctity of each vote," Utah Rep. Chris Stewart announced Monday that he will join over 100 other House Republicans by not voting to certify Wednesday's Electoral College vote.

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Stewart, along with newly-elected Burgess Owens, are the only two members of the Utah delegation to announce they will not vote to certify President-elect Joe Biden's election victory.

Despite no signs of election fraud and cases being thrown out of nearly every court, Stewart supports President Trump's unverified allegations of ballot manipulation.

"Until we have resolved the issues surrounding voting irregularities, ballot integrity and security, and the implementation of state election laws, I can not, in good conscience, uphold the oath I took to protect and defend our constitution by voting to certify the election." Stewart tweeted.

The House Republicans will join 12 Republican senators Wednesday by refusing to certify the presidential election results. However, many in the GOP, including Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, are condemning those who refuse to move forward, saying the vote belongs to the people.

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In a tweet Monday, Stewart says his actions, along with those of his fellow Republicans, is actually one that supports Biden.

"President-elect Joe Biden deserves to enter his Presidency without this cloud hanging over him, President Trump deserves answers, and most importantly, the American people deserve to have their confidence in our elections restored." wrote Stewart.

The objections by Republican members of congress will only lengthen the process for Biden to take office, not end it.