The US Congress finally confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday.

The confirmation came after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, and keep Trump in the White House.

Lawmakers were resolved to complete the Electoral College tally in a display to the country, and the world, of the nation’s enduring commitment to uphold the will of the voters and the peaceful transfer of power.

They pushed through the night with tensions high and the nation’s capital on alert, according to CNN reports.

Vice President Mike Pence, presiding over the joint session, announced the tally, 306-232.

Trump, who had repeatedly refused to concede the election, said in a statement immediately after the vote that there will be a smooth transition of power on Inauguration Day.

“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 a statement.

The Capitol was under siege Wednesday, as the nation’s elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and don gas masks.

Meanwhile the police futilely tried to barricade the building, one of the most jarring scenes ever to unfold in a seat of American political power.
A woman  four other protesters were killed inside the Capitol, and Washington’s mayor instituted an evening curfew in an attempt to contain the violence.

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