The riot at the Capitol interrupted the process of certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election, but did not stop it. Lawmakers reconvened, debating into the early hours and making an official decision.
Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump after a violent day at the Capitol. Four people died when the United States Capitol was breached by pro-Trump demonstrators.
On Wednesday, protesters gathering to object to the Electoral College certification stormed the U.S. Capitol building. Several lawmakers from South Carolina tweeted out their reactions to the events.
The U.S. Capitol locked down Wednesday with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President Donald Trump police.
On Thursday morning, Congressman Joe Wilson announced that he will object the Electoral College Certification.
Electoral College submits votes to Washington, while President Trump continues allegations of election fraud
Presidential electors met across the country to formally choose Joe Biden as the nation’s next president, and those results will be sent to Washington to be tallied in a January 6 joint session of Congress.
South Carolina’s nine presidential electors have officially voted for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s nine presidential electors have cast their ballots for Republican Donald Trump. The vote happened during a meeting Monday in Columbia. Protesters’ shouts could be heard outside the meeting as the results were broadcast. Electors were required by state law to vote for Trump, who overwhelmingly carried South Carolina in November’s general election. But that…