2020 Presidential Election Results Are Officially Certified
After a tumultuous day and night in Washington D.C., the results of the 2020 presidential election were certified. Vice President Mike Pence presided over the largely ceremonial joint meeting of the House and Senate. The process was halted earlier in the day because of pro-Trump rioters breaking into the Capitol building. The Senate and House reconvened later in the evening to certify the electoral college votes.
Attorney General William Barr is coming under fire for reportedly keeping information about investigations into Hunter Biden from being released to the public before the 2020 Presidential Election. One America's Stephanie Myers explains the significance. President Trump tried again to overturn the state-certified election results over the weekend, when he called Georgia's Republican secretary of state and asked him to "find" the votes to needed to reverse President-elect Joe Biden's win in the state. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joined "CBSN AM" to discuss with what this means for the future of the Republican Party and U.S. democracy. Set a reminder to watch live on January 6 at 12:30 p.m. ET: CBSN will have live coverage as Congress meets to count the Electoral College votes in the November 3 presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. The event has in the past been perfunctory, but this year, Republican lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have said they plan to challenge Mr. Biden's victory.
While the objections will not change the outcome of the election, they will prolong the process to affirm the results. Mr. Biden won 306 Electoral College votes, while President Trump won 232.
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