Biden win ratified after Capitol riot

TAKING A STAND: Despite Donald Trump’s hectoring on social media, US Vice President Mike Pence said he could not claim ‘unilateral authority’ to reject the electoral votes

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 08, 2021

Supporters of US President Donald Trump on Wednesday climb the walls of the US Capitol building in Washington during a protest against the certification of the US presidential election results by the US Congress.
Photo: Reuters

US Congress early yesterday confirmed former US vice president Joe Biden as the winner of November last year’s presidential election after a violent mob loyal to US President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn the election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Trump in the White House.

US lawmakers were resolved to complete the Electoral College tally in a display to the nation, and the world, of their enduring commitment to uphold the will of the voters and the peaceful transfer of power.

They pushed through the night with tensions high and the nation’s capital on high alert.

Before dawn yesterday, lawmakers finished their work, confirming Biden won the election.

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