- At last, Joe Biden can now breathe a sigh of soothing relief over his claim to the US presidential seat has been settled
- This comes as Congress has certified the beleaguered president-elect's Electoral College victory over Donald Trump after only one term serving the people of the United States
- Although there were objections from the Republican party to his win in some major states, they were dropped during counting on Thursday, January 7
The United States (US) on Thursday, January 7 finally confirmed the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden after several hours of debate, which had been halted by some pro-Trump supporters who stormed the well-protected Capitol Hill.
The protesters had rejected the outcome of the last presidential election and on Wednesday, January 6, made their presence felt around the area. Unfortunately the situation turned violent.
However, this did not work for them and the Republican party as the eventual counting revealed that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had the 270 threshold required to clinch power, CNN reports.
Added to this, objections to drop Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, Michigan and Pennsylvania's electoral votes for Biden were dismissed by the Senate and the House of Congress.
Earlier, there were indications that Biden's administration would experience smooth sailing in US Congress and the White House. This came as two politicians, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, defeated their opponent (from the Republican party) who are two incumbent senators in the state of Georgia.
The feats have ensured the Democrats' control of the Senate, which is the first time in the last six years.
Moreover, these victories mean that the Democrats are inching close to assuming the majority in the Senate, which in turn means the party could dominate the legislature and the presidency.
This shift will naturally ease the processes by which the president-elect will implement his agenda in the next four years with his team by his side.
Quite akin to this, Senator Chuck Schumer, the current minority leader (who would be replacing Senator Mitch McConnell as majority leader) has implied that Biden upon inauguration would have no problem carrying out his ambitious manifesto with the Democrats by his side.
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