The United State Congress has confirmed Joe Biden as the 46th president of the country
Biden’s victory according to report was certified by Congress in a joint session presided over by Mike Pence, the US vice-president.
The lawmakers confirmed that he polled 306 electoral votes to defeat incumbent Donald Trump who got 232 votes.
President Trump said that, although he disagreed with the outcome of the election, there would be an “orderly transition.” Congress confirmed Mr. Biden’s Electoral College victory after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, disrupting the proceedings.
Congress confirmed President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory early Thursday morning, hours after a mob of loyalists urged on by President Trump stormed and occupied the Capitol, disrupting the final electoral count in a shocking display of violence that shook the core of American democracy.
President Trump, who spent months stoking the anger of his supporters with false claims that the election was stolen and refused to condemn the violent protesters on Wednesday, said early Thursday that he would respect the results of the election.
“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” he said in a statement.
Mr. Trump’s comments came moments after Mr. Biden’s victory was certified shortly before 4 a.m. by a joint session of Congress presided over by Vice President Mike Pence.
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