Mike Lee acknowledges Biden’s Electoral College certification; says ‘concerns regarding fraud and irregularities’ still need to be addressed by Congress

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Sen. Mike Lee has issued a statement acknowledging President-elect Joe Biden’s certification by the Electoral College.

The final Electoral College results were 306 for President-elect Joe Biden and 232 for Donald Trump.

“Our election process took a major step today (Tuesday) when presidential electors met in their respective states and cast 306 electoral votes for former Vice President Joe Biden — more than the 270 electoral votes he needs to become president-elect,” Lee’s statement said. “Concerns regarding fraud and irregularities in this election remain active in multiple states, and those concerns need to be addressed by Congress and state and local officials throughout the country. But absent new information that could give rise to a judicial or legislative determination altering the impact of today’s electoral-college votes, Joe Biden will become president of the United States on January 20, 2021.”

Biden, speaking after the Electoral College affirmed his election win Monday night, called on the nation to “turn the page” and unite.

“Once again, in America, the rule of law, our Constitution, and the will of the people prevailed,” Biden said. “Our democracy pushed, tested, threatened, proved to be resilient, true and strong.”

Biden noted that he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received more votes “than any ticket has received in the history of America.”

Biden highlighted how many officials faced political pressure, verbal abuse and threats of physical violence.

“It is my sincere hope we never again see anyone subjected to the kind of abuse and threats we saw in this election,” he said. “It’s simply unconscionable. We owe these public servants a debt of gratitude. They didn’t seek the spotlight. Our democracy survived because of them which is proof once more that it’s every day Americans infused with honor, character and decency that is the heart of this nation.”


  1. Senator Lee, your statements are so contradictory! One the one hand, you recognize Joe Biden as President-Elect, even though the Electoral College hasn’t even meet. While on the other hand, you make a public statement that Donald Trump is like Captain Moroni; a great patriot working against corruption inside government. Has your allegiance to principles changed so drastically? Do election irregularities mean nothing?

    You acknowledge that the election needs to be investigated; who do you think has that Constitutional responsibility to ensure Electoral College delegates are properly certified????????? An investigation after the Electoral College has declared who they have chosen, may serve a useful administrative purpose; BUT ONLY IF THEY CHOSE THE LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT.

    Are you going to represent Utahan’s that voted for you? And that voted for Donald Trump? You took an oath of office to defend the Constitution — to defend the Constitution is necessary even when it is difficult. Will you stand by the Constitution? I hope so!!

    Captain Moroni faced corrupt Judges — like abominable Judges that will only allow Donald Trump 15 out of 100’s of witnesses that signed affidavits and a mere two hours to explain thousands of pages of documented election problems, or Justices that claim Texas has no standing (an absolute atrocity), or many other cases.

    I guess the only question I ask you is” Are you part of the problem, OR will you stand with justice, honesty, integrity and Constitutional law and order by challenging who is certified as delegates to the Electoral College? If you refuse to recognize that the 2020 election has massive fraud, then I will not stand by you. You ask us to defend the Senate race in Georgia; which I have done! BUT WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE IF YOU DON’T STAND BY DONALD TRUMP AS THE PRESIDENT ELECT?


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