In a joint session on Thursday, the US Congress formally confirmed the election of Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris for the presidency in the November 3 election. The verification of the election in the joint session of Congress was done in the early hours of Thursday. The joint session was resumed late Wednesday after hundreds of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump disrupted congressional proceedings.
The vote of the electorate has been confirmed after the violence on Capitol Hill in which four people died and a lockdown was imposed in the area. In this violence, security personnel escaped to save their lives and a firing incident occurred inside the building. Significantly, in the presidential election, Biden was successful in securing 306 votes of the electoral college with around eight crore votes.
Congress accepts Electoral College result, which clears the way for Joe Biden (in file photo) to become president of the United States: Reuters pic.twitter.com/ZkppTthSbr
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The MPs moved away from the party line and supported the verification proceedings that lasted for two hours in Parliament. He even dismissed the election objections in two states – Arizona and Pennsylvania. The Senate did not hold Arizona’s election by 93 votes against sixTeejThe objection was rejected while the House of Representatives rejected it by 303 votes as against 121.
Similarly, the Senate did not contest Pennsylvania elections.TeejThe objection was rejected by 97 votes against seven while in the House of Representatives, the objection was rejected by 282 votes against 138. Four MPs of Indian origin – Ro Khanna, Amy Bera, Raja Krishnamurthy and Pramila Jayapala – voted against the objection.