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Joe Biden formally approved as US President after four dead as Trump supporters storm Capitol

  • US Congress formally certifies Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory
  • Donald Trump says 'there will be an orderly transition on January 20'
  • Four people dead and 52 arrested

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Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol in was has been described as a ‘terrible’ day for the country (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol in was has been described as a ‘terrible’ day for the country (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol in was has been described as a ‘terrible’ day for the country (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory.

Late on Wednesday houses of Congress resumed their work on certifying Biden's Electoral College win, with debate stretching into the early hours of Thursday. After debate, the House and Senate rejected two objections to the tally and certified the final Electoral College vote with Biden receiving 306 votes and Trump 232 votes.


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