The New Paper

January 7, 2021

Congress confirms Electoral College vote and Biden's election victory

Congress reconvened at ~8pm ET last night (after the Capitol building had been secured) and formally confirmed Joe Biden’s election victory. While a group of Republican lawmakers objected to results in several states, the House and Senate both overruled the objections. The confirmation was completed before dawn this morning, marking the final step in the 2020 presidential election before Inauguration Day on January 20.

Extra: Following the confirmation, President Trump issued a statement saying that there will be “an orderly transition on January 20th” while maintaining that he disagrees with the outcome of the election. Here’s the full statement.
This story is from the January 7, 2021 edition of The New Paper – a clear, concise daily briefing that makes fact-first news easy to consume. Try it today.