Congress Certifies Biden's Win

Electoral vote count is done
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2021 2:49 AM CST
Biden's Win Certified by Congress
Vice President Mike Pence leads members of the Senate onto the House floor to officiate at a joint session of the House and Senate to confirm Electoral College votes at the Capitol, early Thursday, Jan 7, 2021, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

It's done: Congress certified Joe Biden's presidential election victory in the wee hours of Thursday, after the electoral vote count was interrupted Wednesday by a pro-Trump mob that breached the Capitol building, CNN reports. More than half of the lawmakers who originally planned to challenge Biden's electoral wins in certain states ultimately reversed course after the riot, the AP reports, and all the objections that were raised were voted down. The certification came 15 hours after the session began. (Read more Election 2020 stories.)

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