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US Congress finally affirms Biden’s Electoral College win

*Trump concedes, pledges orderly transition

The United States Congress on Thursday morning 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.

CNN reports that 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.

  • Finally, Trump concedes defeat to Biden

Meanwhile, following a formal affirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory by the American Congress, President Trump has said that the decision “represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history.”

In a statement he issued moments after the Congress affirmation, Trump said: “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.

“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted.

“While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again.”

Written by ExpressDay


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