US Congress formally confirms Joe Biden's victory

US Congress formally confirms Joe Biden's victory

- At last, Joe Biden can now breathe a sigh of soothing relief over his claim to the US presidential seat

- This is as the Congress has certified the president-elect's Electoral College victory

- Although there were objections from the Republican party to his win in major states, they were dropped during counting on Thursday, January 7

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The United States (US) on Thursday, January 7, finally confirmed the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden after several hours of debate halted by some pro-Trump supporters who stormed Capitol Hill.

The protesters had rejected the outcome of the last presidential election and on Wednesday, January 6, made their presence felt around the area.

However, this did not work for both them and the Republican party as the eventual counting revealed that Biden and Kamala Harris have the 270-threshold required to clinch power, CNN reports.

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US Congress formally confirms Joe Biden's victory

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Added to this, objections to drop Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, Michigan, and Pennsylvania's electoral votes for Biden were dismissed by the Senate and the House of Congress.

Earlier, there were indications that Biden's administration would experience smooth sailing in the US' Congress and the White House.

This came as two politicians, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock defeated their opponent (from the Republican party) who are two incumbent senators in Georgia.

The feats have ensured the Democrat's control of the Senate which has never been in the last six years.

Moreover, these victories mean that the Democrat would be inching close to assume the majority in the Senate, which in turn means the party could dominate the legislature and the presidency.

This shift will naturally ease processes by which the president-elect will implement his agenda in the next four years.

Quite akin to this, Senator Chuck Schumer, the current minority leader, who would be replacing Senator Mitch McConnell as majority leader, has implied that Biden upon inauguration would have no problem carrying his manifesto with the Democrats by his side.

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