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Joe Biden Has Officially Been Confirmed As The Next President Of The United States

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Joe Biden Has Officially Been Confirmed As The Next President Of The United States

After a marathon session of the US Congress, interrupted by an invasion by supporters of Donald Trump, President-elect Joe Biden has been officially confirmed as the next President of the United States.

Now, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will officially be inaugurated into their roles in a ceremony on January 20 in Washington D.C.

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The certification of the votes of the Electoral College was passed despite objections from some Republicans in Congress, who referred back to the baseless and unfounded allegations of voter fraud that have been repeated by Trump since he lost the election in November.

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More had said that they would object to the results than did, as some, such as Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler, withdrew their objections after the unsavoury scenes earlier in the day.

The process of certifying the votes of the Electoral College is usually a formality, a hangover from the colonial period in which it would take a long time for votes to be tabulated and thus a session of Congress was needed to gather people in one place to choose the President.

Under the US Presidential Elections system, the electorate votes for their state's delegates to the Electoral College, which then convenes for one day to nominate the next President.

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The United States Congress then sits in a dual session, with both the House of Representatives and Senate present, to confirm the votes provided to them by the Electoral College.

Typically, this involves little more than reading out each individual state's votes and then putting them before Congress for a confirmatory vote, however some State Delegations - the groups of Congressmen and women from each state - were set to disrupt the process by questioning the vote totals from states which, they alleged baselessly, had been subject to voter fraud.

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