Congress Certifies Election Count Early Thursday Morning

Photo of U.S. Congress Joint Session by Win McNamee/Getty Images courtesy of Ozarks First

by: Scott McCaulley

The United States Congress Certified the Electoral College Votes early Thursday morning over 12 hours after the debate in both the House and Senate had to be suspended when protesters stormed the U.S. Capital forcing an evacuation of the House Members and Senators. FOX News reports four people died as a result of the violence, one of a gun shot wound and three others due to what was classified as “Medical Emergencies.”

After Capital Police was able to secure the building with the help of other Law Enforcement Agencies and the National Guard, debate on objections to the Election Results in Arizona and Pennsylvania continued with both houses eventually denying the objections and certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s win over President Donald Trump. President Trump, in a statement released after the vote, pledge an orderly transition of power.

After the violence, several Senate and House Republicans who were planning to object to the vote count backed off but several maintained their support including from Missouri, Senator Josh Hawley and 7th District Congressman Billy Long. Missouri’s other Senator Roy Blunt, along with Arkansas Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton and 3rd District Congressman Steve Womack maintained their positions of certifying the Election Results.

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