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Joe Biden certified as US President at Capitol after Congress stormed, woman shot

Joe Biden has officially been certified as President of the United States hours after the process was halted by violent riots.

Congress in Washington, DC worked through the night to complete the session after Pro-Trump rioters attempted to derail it, followed by Republican objections to throw out Georgia and Pennsylvania’s electoral votes.

At almost 4am local time, however, Biden’s votes were certified and he was officially verified by Congress as the impending President.

It paves the way for Biden to be sworn in as President and Kamala Harris as Vice-President on January 20.

However, Wednesday’s ceremonial process was far from smooth.

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theatre in Wilmington. Credit: Susan Walsh/AP
Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud.
Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud. Credit: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images

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