Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election, a Joint Session of the US Congress announced on Thursday. After months of turmoil, the Biden-Harris team is now the formally certified winner of the 3 November 2020 election. While 78-year-old Biden will soon be the next US President, Harris will be sworn into office as the Vice President. The 56-year-old politician of Indian origin is also the first woman to take up the position in the US. This announcement came amidst violent protests and rioting at the US Capitol Hill by Donald Trump supporters.

Biden and Harris will swear in as the President and Vice President of the United States respectively, on January 20. The inauguration is going to be a simple ceremony given the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!” said outgoing president Donald Trump in a message that was shared on social media by his aid Dan Scavino. Trump’s social media accounts have been temporarily blocked following the Capitol Hill attack.

While Biden called the recent violence at Capitol Hill an “unprecedented assault” on America, Harris took to her Twitter to condemn the attack and wrote, “I join President-elect @JoeBiden in calling for the assault on the Capitol and our nation’s public servants to end,” and as he said, “allow the work of democracy to go forward.”

During the US Capitol attack, a war veteran named Ashli Babbitt was reportedly shot dead by Capitol Police. The US was veteran with 14 years of experiences was declared dead when taken to a local hospital for treatment. You can read about it here.

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Biden, too, tweeted about the attack, “Today is a reminder, a painful one, that democracy is fragile. To preserve it requires people of good will, leaders with the courage to stand up, who are devoted not to pursuit of power and personal interest at any cost, but to the common good.”

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