In just under two weeks, Joe Biden can be sworn in as the USA’s 46th President. After the riot in the Capitol, the US Congress formally confirmed its election.
The US Congress has formally confirmed Democrat Joe Biden’s election as the next President of the United States. The incumbent US Vice President Mike Pence announced the final official result in a joint session of both chambers of congress. In the ongoing vote, Biden reached the required 270 voters.
The vote, which is considered a formal act, was suspended after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. The meeting rooms had to be temporarily evacuated. Security forces used tear gas. Four people were killed in the riot, and more than 50 were arrested.
Joe Biden was elected the new US president in November. In December the result was confirmed by the voters. Overall, Biden achieved a majority of 306 of the total of 538 votes of the Electoral College. The incumbent Republican President Donald Trump refuses to recognize Biden’s victory and speaks of election fraud on the part of the Democrats.
Biden is going to be the 46th President of the United States on January 20. From 1973 to 2009 Joe Biden was Senator for Delaware, after which he became Vice President under Barack Obama.