Congress certifies Biden-Kamala’s victory in election
Published: 03:10 PM, 7 January 2021 Updated: 10:50 PM, 7 January 2021
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
The US Congress has recognized the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who received the highest number of electoral votes in the US presidential election. As a result, there is no longer any obstacle for Biden to becoming the next president of the United States.
Besides, the US Congress also recognized the victory of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
The announcement came hours after Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.
Joe Biden was cleared to be sworn in as US President on January 20 when Vice President Mike Pence declared that Congress has confirmed the Electoral College results that showed Biden the winner of the November 3 election against Donald Trump.
Biden won the election last November with 307 electoral votes where his rival Republican candidate Donald Trump got 232 votes. At least 270 electoral votes were needed to win.
The results of the electoral vote were approved after the Senate and House of Representatives, both houses of Congress, rejected the Republicans’ objections to the Pennsylvania and Arizona state votes.
The attack on Capitol Hill disrupted this congressional session. However, the session resumed after police removed the assailants from the building, and members of Congress ended their duties under the US Constitution.