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Congress certifies Biden victory

Congress certifies Biden victory

Staff Reporter

 

THE Congress of the United States of America has just affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump.

 

The process put Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris over the 270-threshold needed to win the presidency.

 

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 rioters stormed the US Capitol in Washington DC on Wednesday.

 

The joint session of Congress, which is normally a ceremonial step, was halted for several hours when rioters managed to enter the Capitol building.

 

The certification finalises the 2020 US Electoral process, and ensures that Biden and Harris will be inaugurated on the 20th of January 2021.

Sources: ccn.com. & aljazeera.com

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