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Congress certifies Joe Biden’s victory after chaos erupts, attack on Capitol (full coverage)

As Vice President Mike Pence said that he does not have the power to discard the electoral votes that were necessary to win the 2020 election that President Donald Trump falsely claimed was stolen chaos erupted outside the Capitol.

Angry supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in an apparent attempt to thwart a peaceful transition of power. The Associated Press, along with countless others, showed the moments as bystanders, reporters, and elected officials sheltered in place.

Congress was going through a procedural process of certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory when a large crowd breached the Capitol Building. Hours after peace was restored in Washington D.C. following the attack on the Capitol, Congress met and finalized the legal results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.

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