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Republican attempt to overturn the presidential election is a ‘ploy,’ Mitt Romney says


Utah senator asks ‘Has ambition so eclipsed principle?’

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune, file) Sen. Mitt Romney, pictured speaking at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City in February, blasted GOP plans to question the Electoral College results in a release on Jan. 2, 2021.

Sen. Mitt Romney on Saturday called the “ploy” by a group of senators, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, to reject Electoral College votes a threat to democracy. That effort is also supported by Utah Rep.-elect Burgess Owens.

“The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic,” he wrote in a statement. “The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances. These are far from it.”

Utah Sen. Mike Lee has not weighed in yet, but he acknowledged in December that Biden had won the election following the Electoral College vote.

On Jan. 6, Congress will meet to formally count the votes cast by the Electoral College. Democrat Joe Biden got 306 while President Donald Trump received 232. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the White House. An 1887 law allows for a challenge to a state’s electoral votes if an objection is made in writing by one senator and one member of the House.

If an objection is raised, then both the House and Senate will debate the issue in their chambers for up to two hours, followed by a vote whether to reject or accept the electors.

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For Trump supporters to be able to overturn the results, Congress would have to reject the electors in several states. That effort is all but doomed to fail as Democrats control the House, and Republicans like Romney in the Senate are not on board with this plan.

Romney pointed out that more Americans participated in the 2020 election than any before it. He also noted that the Justice Department found no evidence of voter fraud and Trump’s attempts to challenge the election in different courts failed.

He said the argument from some of his Republican colleagues that having senators reject electors will increase confidence in elections is “nonsense.” Romney said Congress is a partisan body. He said having members of Congress substitute their judgment for the voters and the courts imperils public trust.

Romney said Trump’s call for his supporters to come to the Capitol when the matter is being debated has the potential to cause “disruption and worse.”

“I could never have imagined seeing these things in the greatest democracy in the world,” he said. “Has ambition so eclipsed principle?”

So far, 12 Republican senators have said they will attempt to challenge, and possibly overturn the results in several states. The first was Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, who announced his intentions last week. That was followed on Saturday by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was joined by 10 other Republicans, including all of the newly-elected Republicans in the Senate.

Other Republican senators have joined Romney in denouncing the effort to challenge the results.

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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Saturday that she will affirm the 2020 election. She said the courts and state legislatures have honored their duty to hear legal allegations and found nothing that would warrant overturning the election results. She urges her colleagues from both parties to join her in “maintaining confidence” in American elections.

Utah Rep.-elect Burgess Owens has said he will join a group of representatives challenging the election on the House floor.

He said he believes Trump won the election. Owens thinks there were instances of misconduct like 42,000 votes being double-counted in Nevada. That claim was made by Trump’s press secretary, but Nevada officials have refuted it, and Trump’s supporters have not offered any evidence of voter fraud.

Owens, who played in the National Football League, used a football analogy to explain why he is challenging the election results.

“In 10 years in the NFL, I played in a lot of losing games,” he said. “If you leave everything on the field and you’ve done everything you can and there’s nothing left, then it’s a winning game regardless of what the score might be.”

Trump received Utah’s six electoral votes in the election.

The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our...

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(Iowa State) reminds a lot of the team we had last year, and how they found a way to execute and do the things that they need to when the game was on the line.”","type":"text"}],"credits":{"by":[{"name":"The Associated Press"}]},"display_date":"2021-01-03T04:14:31.132Z","headlines":{"basic":"Oregon has five turnovers in Fiesta Bowl loss to Iowa State"},"last_updated_date":"2021-01-03T04:51:37.342Z","promo_items":{"basic":{"caption":"Iowa State running back Kene Nwangwu (3) runs as Oregon tight end Cooper Shults (45) defends during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. 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The Wildcats improved to 4-3.","type":"text"},{"content":"The teams played through 12 lead changes and 10 ties during the first half, with neither team leading by more than three points. Aimaq had a double-double at the half with 13 points and 12 rebounds.   ","type":"text"},{"content":"Women’s basketball","type":"header"},{"content":"Utah State 61, Air Force 55 • In Logan, sophomore guard Faith Brantley hit a corner 3-pointer following a timeout to put the Aggies (4-4, 2-1 MW) up, 58-55 with 33 seconds left. Utah State then came up with a defensive stop on the other end and hit three free throws down the stretch to clinch the victory.","type":"text"},{"content":"Junior forward Bre Mathews led all Aggies in scoring and rebounding in her second career start, going for 15 points and a career-high nine rebounds.","type":"text"},{"content":"Air Force fell to 2-5, 0-2.","type":"text"}],"credits":{"by":[{"_id":"salt-lake-tribune","name":" The Salt Lake Tribune"}]},"display_date":"2021-01-03T04:02:59.734Z","headlines":{"basic":"State colleges: Weber State tops Utah Valley 70-62 in men’s basketball"},"last_updated_date":"2021-01-03T04:03:00.110Z","promo_items":{"basic":{"caption":"(Photo courtesy Robert Casey | Weber State Athletics) Weber State's Cody Carlson (34) tries to get past Utah Valley's Fardaws Aimaq (11) during their game at Weber State in Ogden, Utah, on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/sltrib/ZXUU3SM3TFF7HLU7UMD2X2GR6I.jpg"}},"publish_date":"2021-01-03T04:02:59.734Z","subheadlines":{"basic":"Utah State gets by Air Force 61-55 in women’s basketball."},"taxonomy":{"primary_section":{"_id":"/sports","name":"Sports","parent_id":"/","path":"/sports"},"sites":[{"name":"Sports","path":"/sports"}],"tags":[]},"website_url":"/sports/2021/01/02/state-colleges-weber"},{"_id":"NDJGRIHKJZCSLFCZBXOGYKL4OQ","canonical_url":"/sports/utah-state-sports/2021/01/02/neemias-queta-lifts-utah","content_elements":[{"content":"Colorado Springs, Colo. • Neemias Queta tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Utah State to a 72-53 win over Air Force on Saturday.","type":"text"},{"content":"Justin Bean had 15 points and seven rebounds for Utah State (7-3, 4-0 Mountain West Conference), which earned its sixth straight victory. Brock Miller added 13 points. Rollie Worster had 10 points. He also had seven turnovers but only three assists.","type":"text"},{"content":"The Aggies connected on a season-best 54.5 percent (30-of-55) from the floor. In the second half, USU shot a blistering 65.4 percent (17 of 26) from the floor, growing a 13-point halftime margin to as much as 25 in the final stanza.","type":"text"},{"content":"Utah State won the battle of the boards, 38-21, and has outrebounded every opponent this season.","type":"text"},{"content":"A.J. Walker had 19 points for the Falcons (3-5, 1-3). Chris Joyce added 11 points.","type":"text"},{"content":"The Aggies improve to 2-0 against the Falcons this season. 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Ted Cruz, to reject Electoral College votes a threat to democracy. That effort is also supported by Utah Rep.-elect Burgess Owens.","type":"text"},{"content":"“The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic,” he wrote in a statement. “The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances. These are far from it.”","type":"text"},{"content":"Utah Sen. Mike Lee has not weighed in yet, but he acknowledged in December that Biden had won the election following the Electoral College vote.","type":"text"},{"content":"On Jan. 6, Congress will meet to formally count the votes cast by the Electoral College. Democrat Joe Biden got 306 while President Donald Trump received 232. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the White House. An 1887 law allows for a challenge to a state’s electoral votes if an objection is made in writing by one senator and one member of the House.","type":"text"},{"content":"If an objection is raised, then both the House and Senate will debate the issue in their chambers for up to two hours, followed by a vote whether to reject or accept the electors.","type":"text"},{"content":"For Trump supporters to be able to overturn the results, Congress would have to reject the electors in several states. That effort is all but doomed to fail as Democrats control the House, and Republicans like Romney in the Senate are not on board with this plan.","type":"text"},{"content":"Romney pointed out that more Americans participated in the 2020 election than any before it. 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That claim was made by Trump’s press secretary, but Nevada officials have refuted it, and Trump’s supporters have not offered any evidence of voter fraud.","type":"text"},{"content":"Owens, who played in the National Football League, used a football analogy to explain why he is challenging the election results.","type":"text"},{"content":"“In 10 years in the NFL, I played in a lot of losing games,” he said. “If you leave everything on the field and you’ve done everything you can and there’s nothing left, then it’s a winning game regardless of what the score might be.”","type":"text"},{"content":"Trump received Utah’s six electoral votes in the election.","type":"text"}],"credits":{"by":[{"_id":"stabin","image":{"url":"https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/sltrib/143e8fb5-038a-43a5-a87e-7b4c56d5b866.png"},"name":"Sara Tabin"},{"_id":"bschott","image":{"url":"https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/sltrib/d116c567-15c2-4250-914c-638eb5af4458.png"},"name":"Bryan Schott"}]},"display_date":"2021-01-03T00:51:42.722Z","headlines":{"basic":"Mitt Romney calls Republican effort to reject Electoral College votes a threat to democracy"},"last_updated_date":"2021-01-03T01:41:11.053Z","promo_items":{"basic":{"caption":"(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune, file) Sen. 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He was 70.","type":"text"},{"content":"He died in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to a statement from Southern California, where Westphal starred in college. He was diagnosed with brain cancer last August.","type":"text"},{"content":"A five-time All-Star guard, Westphal played in the NBA from 1972-84. After winning a championship with the Celtics, he made the finals in 1976 with Phoenix, where he was a key part of one of the most riveting games in league history. He also played for Seattle and the New York Knicks.","type":"text"},{"content":"He averaged 15.6 points, 4.4 assists and 1.9 rebounds during his career.","type":"text"},{"content":"After his playing career ended, Westphal moved into coaching. He led the Suns to the NBA Finals in 1993, and also was head coach of Seattle and Sacramento. He had stints as an assistant with Dallas and Brooklyn.","type":"text"},{"content":"“There may be just a handful of people who have as much influence and significance on the history of the Phoenix Suns,” former team owner Jerry Colangelo said. “All he accomplished as a player and as a coach. Off the court, he was a gentleman, a family man, great moral character. He represented the Suns the way you want every player to represent your franchise.”","type":"text"},{"content":"At the college level, Westphal coached at Southwestern Baptist Bible College (now Arizona Christian University), Grand Canyon and Pepperdine.","type":"text"},{"content":"Westphal played at USC from 1968-72, and the Trojans honored him with a moment of silence before their game Saturday. His No. 25 jersey hangs in the Galen Center rafters. He led the Trojans to a 24-2 record in 1971. The following year, he was an All-American and team captain who led the Trojans with a 20.3-point average.","type":"text"},{"content":"Born on Nov. 30, 1950, in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance, Paul Douglas Westphal was drafted 10th overall in the first round of the 1972 NBA draft by the Celtics. The 6-foot-4 guard spent three seasons in Boston before being traded to Phoenix.","type":"text"},{"content":"In 1976, Westphal helped the Suns reach their first NBA Finals against the Celtics. Game 5, a triple-overtime thriller in that series, is often called “the greatest game ever played.”","type":"text"},{"content":"The Suns trailed 94-91 in the closing seconds of regulation when Westphal stole the ball from JoJo White and got fouled. His 3-point play tied the game at 94.","type":"text"},{"content":"In the second overtime, with 15 seconds left and the Suns trailing 109-108, Westphal stole the ball from John Havlicek, who had taken an inbounds pass. That led to a sequence in which the Suns scored to take a 110-109 lead.","type":"text"},{"content":"Havlicek scored with five seconds left to put the Celtics ahead 111-110. The buzzer sounded and Celtics flooded the court, believing their team had won. However, the referee ruled that Havlicek scored with two seconds remaining.","type":"text"},{"content":"One second was put back on the clock. Westphal called for a timeout that the Suns didn’t have, resulting in a technical foul. The Celtics made the free throw for a 112-110 lead. After a timeout, the Suns inbounded at midcourt and scored to force a third overtime.","type":"text"},{"content":"With 20 seconds left and the Celtics leading 128-122, Westphal scored two quick baskets to cut it to 128-126 and nearly stole the ball at midcourt, but failed and the Celtics ran out the clock to win.","type":"text"},{"content":"The Suns retired his No. 44 jersey.","type":"text"},{"content":"“Throughout the past 40 years, Westy has remained a great friend of the organization and as a trusted sounding board and confidant for me,” Suns manager partner Robert Sarver said. “His number 44 will forever hold its place in our Ring of Honor, enshrined as one of the utmost deserving members.”","type":"text"},{"content":"Westphal returned to the Suns as an assistant in 1988.","type":"text"},{"content":"“He led by example,” said Eddie Johnson, 1989 Sixth Man of the Year. “He didn’t change off of the court. It’s just a positive atmosphere that he exudes when he’s around. He always greets you with a pleasant smile. You always feel like you are a part of his clique. He’s somebody we can put on a pedestal.”","type":"text"},{"content":"Westphal was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 2019. He went into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.","type":"text"},{"content":"He is survived by his wife, Cindy, and two children.","type":"text"},{"type":"quote"}],"credits":{"by":[{"name":"The Associated Press"}]},"display_date":"2021-01-03T00:00:07.519Z","headlines":{"basic":"Paul Westphal, Hall of Famer and NBA champion, dies at 70"},"last_updated_date":"2021-01-03T00:00:18.512Z","promo_items":{"basic":{"caption":"FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2009 file photo, Sacramento Kings coach Paul Westphal looks on during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Westphal, the Hall of Fame basketball player has died. The Phoenix Suns confirmed his death Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. 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