Congress confirms Joe Biden as winner of 2020 elections

46th president of the United States Joe Biden | photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Washington, D.C. – After a violent day at the Capitol, Vice President Pence has declared that Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, along with his vice president Senator Kamala D. Harris, who has won vice presidency.

President Donald Trump, who had told supporters at an earlier rally that he would “never concede” — released a statement later that said that “there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.”

“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,” Trump said in the statement released overnight after Congress certified his defeat. “I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again.”

After a speech on Wednesday night by President Donald trump incited rioters to storm the Capitol building, forcing the two chambers of congress into recess , both the House and Senate, after reconvening later voted to reject a challenge to counting Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes for Biden. Biden’s win over trump was certified shortly after.

The riot at Capitol building has resulted in 4 deaths, with Republicans and Democrats alike condemning rioters for entering the country’s legislative chambers and destroying federal property. Many leaders across the globe have expressed their horror at what some describe as an ‘assault on democracy’.

The riot has caused multiple resignations from the Trump administration and talks about invoking the 25th Amendment, which would make VP Pence the President of the United States.