• Congress has affirmed president elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory
• Vice President Pence declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of the presidential election
Congress has 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 joint session of Congress, which is normally a ceremonial step, was halted for several hours when rioters breached the Capitol.
President Trump has now conceded victory going by a statement by one of his aides since Twitter has slammed a ban on him and therefore cannot tweet himself.
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,”
Vice President Pence declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of the presidential election at the end of a violent and deadly day at the Capitol. Pence also announced that Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) had won the vice presidency, after the Senate and House rejected Trump loyalists’ challenges to Biden’s win in Pennsylvania and Congress finally counted the electoral votes.