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Biden's presidency is certified after day of debate and violence

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Bloomberg1/7/2021 9:50 PM GMT+08  • 5 min read
Biden's presidency is certified after day of debate and violence
Trump has no further means to challenge the election outcome, barring an unlikely decision by the Supreme Court.
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Joe Biden was formally recognized by Congress as the next US president early Thursday, ending two months of failed challenges by his predecessor, Donald Trump, that exploded into violence at the US Capitol as lawmakers met to ratify the election result.

The Democratic president-elect’s victory was sealed after House and Senate members fended off a final round of objections to the Nov 3 election outcome raised by a handful of Republicans on Trump’s behalf. The proceedings were disrupted for several hours as pro-Trump demonstrators overran police lines, besieged the House chamber and entered the Senate chamber, sending lawmakers fleeing for safety.

After authorities regained control of the Capitol complex, Congress returned to work Wednesday evening, holding two rounds of votes that culminated in affirmation of Biden’s win early Thursday.

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