- Congress has upheld last year’s election of Democrat Joe Biden as the President of US
- Both House and Senate threw out objections to throw out Georgia and Pennsylvania’s electoral votes for Biden
- Decision means that Biden will be sworn in as the country’s next president on January 20th
Congress has just affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump.
The Senate and House rejected objections to throw out Georgia and Pennsylvania’s electoral votes for Biden. Republicans also objected to Arizona, Nevada and Michigan’s electoral votes, but the motions failed before they reached debate.
The certification comes after Pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol earlier Wednesday.
The joint session of Congress, which is normally a ceremonial step, was halted for several hours when rioters breached the Capitol.
Proceedings resumed at about 8 p.m. ET with Vice President Mike Pence, bringing the Senate session back into order.
“Let’s get back to work,” Pence said.
Senator Amy Klobuchar made the announcement, reporting the final electoral vote tally for the Presidential election of the US.
The report is that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the President and Vice President based on the ballots given to us.