After being interrupted by a mob of Trump supporters unwilling to accept the result, the U.S. Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s win — the last procedural step before his inauguration Jan. 20.
Some Republican lawmakers tried to block certification of Biden’s victory in states such as Arizona and Pennsylvania, but the Senate and House swept those objections aside.
The joint session adjourned after Vice President Mike Pence declared that Biden had won 306 electoral college votes to President Trump’s 232.
A woman who was fatally shot inside the Capitol — one of four people who died in the mayhem — was a San Diego resident, her family said.
Trump expressed support for the mob even as he urged them to leave the Capitol building.
Federal, state and military officers have been deployed to secure the area.
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