Haaland Affirms the Will on the People, Votes to Certify Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as Next President and Vice President

January 7, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In the early morning hours, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) affirmed the will of the people and voted to certify the Electoral College vote count. The American people cast more than 81 million votes for the Biden-Harris ticket – the most ever cast for a candidate for public office in the nation’s history, and well over a majority of all votes cast.  

“The peaceful transition of power from one president to the next, no matter the party, is a cornerstone of our democracy and part of what makes our country great. The mob that brought violence to the Capitol today attacked who we are as a country, but did not stop us from fulfilling our Constitutional duty. 

“My vote reflects the will of the people – President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris decisively won the 2020 election with resounding support for their vision to build back better in the face of the challenges our country is facing. I’m grateful to the volunteers, poll workers, and election officials who tirelessly worked to protect our electoral process,” said Congresswoman Haaland