On Thursday morning, Congress officially announced President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. When the results were released, Vice President Mike Pence confirmed the Biden campain’s victory. Biden and Harris finished with 306 electoral votes, while Trump and Pence had obtained 232. The winners, Biden and Harris, are expected to take oval office on Jan. 20.
Following the breach of the Capitol, lawmakers returned to their debate in order to tally the Electoral College votes. Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell vowed to press ahead with the business at hand. As stated in National Public Radio, “we will not bow to lawlessness or intimidation. We are back at our posts,” McConnell said, adding, “and we’re going to do it tonight.”
“we will not bow to lawlessness or intimidation. We are back at our posts,” McConnell said, adding, “and we’re going to do it tonight”
During the process, both houses of Congress turned aside an objection made regarding the results in Arizona. The Senate voted 93-6, denying the objection. Moments later, the verdict of the House was finalized with 303 to 121, further denying the objection. Once finished, the houses joined one another to continue counting the remaining votes of the states alphabetically. People such as Senator Josh Hawley signed an objection to the vote in Pennsylvania, halting the count and forcing both houses to retire to their chambers to consider it shortly after midnight while finalizing vote count as stated in Variety. Other events such as the debates on Pennsylvania took place.
Despite the unprecedented events that occurred on the sixth, America now knows who its next leader is, and will soon see Biden taking his place as the 46th President of the United States.
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