Washington: Both houses of Congress today sealed the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, amid an uproar by supporters of the outgoing US President Donald Trump.
Now on January 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the country’s 46th president. At the same time, Donald Trump, for the first time, admitted his defeat and talked about the systematic transfer of power.
The joint session of Congress verified the victory of Joe Biden and Presidential Vice-President Kamala Harris in the November 3 election.
After this, Trump conceded defeat, saying that on January 20, Joe Biden will be given a ‘systematic’ transfer of power.
Let me tell you, this is the first time Trump has admitted his defeat. Till now he was trying to reverse the results, alleging rigging in the elections.
The election was verified early Thursday in the joint session of the Congress. The joint session was resumed late Wednesday after hundreds of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump disrupted congressional proceedings.
The vote of the electorate has been confirmed after the violence on Capitol Hill in which four people died and a lockdown was imposed in the area.
The violence led to security personnel fleeing to save their lives and a shootout took place inside the Capitol premises.
It is noteworthy that Biden was successful in securing 306 votes of the electoral college with nearly eight crore votes in the presidential election.
The MPs moved away from the party line and supported the verification proceedings that lasted for two hours in Parliament.
He even dismissed election objections in two states – Arizona and Pennsylvania.
The Senate rejected Arizona’s objection to the election results by 93 votes against six, while the House of Representatives rejected it by 121 with 303 votes.
Likewise, the Senate rejected Pennsylvania’s objection to the election results by 97 votes against seven, while in the House of Representatives, the objection was denied by 282 votes against 138.
Four MPs of Indian origin – Ro Khanna, Amy Bera, Raja Krishnamurthy and Pramila Jayapala voted against the objection.
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