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These local representatives voted to overturn election results

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 20:48:17-05

Nine representatives from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election results Wednesday night, just hours after a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building.

The incident left five people dead and forced an emergency recess in the Congressional proceedings to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Members of Congress evacuated and spent much of the day sheltering in secret locations.

The House and Senate both rejected objections to the count of Arizona and Pennsylvania when they reconvened Wednesday evening.

But five representatives from Ohio, three from Indiana and one from Kentucky objected to the certification of the two states' electoral votes, according to ProPublica. These representatives include: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Rep. Harold Rogers (R-Ky.), Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), Rep. Greg Pence (R-Ind.) and Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.).

Here’s how they voted:

In this case, a YES vote represents support for the objection and the belief, unsupported by evidence, that electoral votes were miscounted or improperly awarded. A NO vote represents support for the electoral votes to be counted.

OHIO

Steve Chabot

  • Pa. voted YES
  • Ariz. voted NO

Warren Davidson

  • Pa. voted YES
  • Ariz. voted YES

Bob Gibbs

  • Pa. voted YES
  • Ariz. votes YES

Bill Johnson

  • Pa. voted YES
  • Ariz. voted YES

Jim Jordan

  • Pa. voted YES
  • Ariz. voted YES

KENTUCKY

Harold Rogers

  • Pa. voted YES
  • Ariz. voted YES

INDIANA

Jim Banks

  • Pa. voted YES
  • Ariz. voted YES

Greg Pence

  • Pa. voted YES
  • Ariz. voted NO

Jackie Walorski

  • Pa. voted YES
  • Ariz. voted YES

Davidson, a member of the House’s conservative Freedom Caucus, announced Tuesday that he would object to electors from six crucial states carried by Biden. At the time, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rep. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) also said they would object to the certification.

But neither Paul nor Braun followed through with their objections after the violence that took place at the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.

Although a large group of GOP representatives objected to counting the electors from Georgia, Michigan Nevada and Wisconsin, their objections were not considered because no members of the Senate joined their protests.

Biden won 306 Electoral College votes, 36 more than needed to become president. He will be sworn in January 20. Sen. Kamala Harris will also be sworn in as vice president.

Scripps national reporter Justin Boggs contributed to this report.