On January 6, Congress confirmed Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. In a joint session, the House of Representatives and Senate counted the Electoral College vote of the 2020 election. They named Biden the 46th president.
Biden will be sworn in on January 20, along with his vice-presidential pick, Kamala Harris.
The count was controversial due to claims of vote fraud. President Donald Trump asked Congress to reject the Electoral College vote, claiming that Biden’s side cheated.
Some Republican congresspeople objected to the vote and asked for a review of the election.
The session was paused for a few hours when pro-Trump protesters broke into the Capitol building, and members of Congress went to hide.
A large rally was being held in Washington, D.C., to protest the vote. A group of protesters stormed the Capitol, with a few entering the Senate and House chambers. Some clashed with police.
The National Guard was called in, causing the protest to end. Members of Congress then continued their session. In the end, Biden was confirmed to be the 46th president.
Despite vowing to continue his Make America Great Again program, Trump finally gave up the election. He declared that he will leave the Oval Office on January 20.
What does the result mean for America’s future? We will all have to wait to find out.