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U.S. Congress certifies Biden's victory hours after Capitol Hill's terrifying attack

U.S. Congress certifies Biden's victory hours after Capitol Hill's terrifying attack

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Hours after hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. A rattled Congress on Thursday officially certified the election victory of Democrat Joe Biden in a harrowing attack on American democracy.

 

The White House issued a statement from Trump shortly after the certification, in which he promised a "orderly transition" on Jan. 20 when Biden would be sworn into office.

After the tumultuous scenes on Capitol Hill, Congress had resumed its work certifying Biden's Electoral College victory late on Wednesday, with discussion lasting into Thursday's early hours.

The Senate and the House of Representatives dismissed two challenges to the count after debate and certified the final Electoral College vote of 306 votes for Biden and 232 votes for Trump.

(Reuters)

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