ABC News Special Report: US Congress certifies Joe Biden’s election victory

Hours after the deadly riot at the Capitol, Congress has certified the votes of the Electoral College.
3:06 | 01/07/21

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Transcript for ABC News Special Report: US Congress certifies Joe Biden’s election victory
This is an ABC news special report. Hello from ABC news a Monaco's around me with Alex for sheiks we're interrupting our programming right now to bring you the breaking news from Washington. We've just learned that the US congress has certified. The election of Joseph Biden. Certified the votes of the Electoral College has until this year been mostly ceremonial affair but. This contentious here is becoming a flashpoint what the president falsely claiming voter fraud even after losing dozens of cases in the courts. But everything came to an and moments ago when vice president Mike Pence in his role as president of the senate. Made the announcement that Jill Biden's wind has been certified let's take a listen. 38. Within that hole number of majority is 270. The votes for president of the United States are as follows all. Joseph. 306 vote. Donald. 232. Votes. The whole number of electors appointed to vote for vice president of the United States is 538. Within that hole number a majority is 270. The votes for vice president of the United States are as follows. Cobble Eddie Harris of the state of California. Has received 306 votes. Michael. 232. Votes. The announcement of the state of the vote. By the president of the scent that shall be deemed a sufficient declaration. Of the persons elected president and vice president of the United States. Each for the term beginning on the twentieth day of January. Tony Tony while and Shelby uttered together with a list of the votes on the journal's of the senate and the House of Representatives. Third. Share their prayers had vowed to challenge the Electoral College votes but in the wake of that deadly rioting US capitol. Several of those senators withdrew their objections Wednesday night. Tonight's action now moves the spotlight to president elect Biden's inauguration on January 20 which will take place on the same capitol steps. And we saw the his store violence and chaos on Wednesday when the melee was over police say four people were dead three from medical emergencies. But one woman was shot the DC police chief says she was shot by capitol police officer. Police say they also found two pipe bombs in the area as well as a cooler with a long gun and Molotov cocktails. But again the breaking news a right now congress certifying votes in the Electoral College which certifies Joseph Biden's election victory. Our coverage continues here on this ABC station in streaming are streaming service ABC news live. As. And on August or should I Monica surrounding and thank you for being with us. In a special report. From ABC news.

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