Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol, Halting Final Count Of Biden Votes

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Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol, Halting Final Count Of Biden Votes

A joint session of Congress to formally affirm the results of the 2020 presidential election was just getting started on Wednesday when a group of Republicans from the House and the Senate went on record objecting to election results in swing states.

The first objection triggered a debate period with each chamber having hours to deliberate. But those sessions were halted as a mob of Pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol grounds and sent the entire complex into a lockdown.

For more on what happened in Washington, D.C., NPR’s congressional correspondent Sue Davis, spoke to All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang and Mary Louise Kelly.

The bottom line: Joe Biden will be inaugurated in 14 days. And it looks like he’ll take office with a Democratic-controlled Senate.

Rev. Raphael Warnock spoke with NPR’s Noel King after defeating Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in one of Georgia’s runoff elections, according to the Associated Press. Democrat Jon Ossoff defeated Republican Sen. David Perdue in the second Georgia Senate runoff, according to an AP race call.

It looks like what helped put the Democrats over the top was Black voter turnout. LaTosha Brown is co-founder of Black Voters Matter, a Georgia group that helped lead get-out-the-vote efforts there. She spoke with NPR about where the fight goes next.

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