The United States Congress has certified Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as winners of the November 2020 presidential election.
The State Congress gave the certification on Thursday, January 7, 2021, the end of a long day and night marked by chaos and violence in Washington, in which extremists emboldened by President Trump sought to thwart the peaceful transfer of power that has been a hallmark of modern American history by staging a violent insurrection inside the U.S. Capitol.
Immediately Lawmakers reconvened after many hours spent in lockdown, Vice President Mike Pence said: “To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today, you did not win. Violence never wins, Freedom wins, and this is still the people’s house.”
It would be recalled that Biden and Harris finished with 306 electoral votes, while Trump and Pence had 232, but it takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.
WESA reports that dozens of Republican House Lawmakers, along with some Republican Senators supportive of President Trump, had planned to object Wednesday, January 6, 2021, to the electoral votes of as many as six States that backed Biden.