President Trump in early Thursday morning said there would be an “orderly transition of power” on Jan. 20 minutes after Congress formally certified the Electoral College votes in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.

President Trump issued his statement on the electoral certification Mr. Dan Scavino.

“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!”

Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Electoral Certification

Dan Scavino – White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Director of Social Media- posted this statement on Twitter.

The message came just before 4 a.m. on Thursday, minutes after lawmakers formally tabulated the Electoral College votes. The certification dragged into the early morning after the process was interrupted just an hour into debate on Wednesday.

Congress certifies Electoral College votes for Biden

Congress early Thursday certified the U.S. Electoral College vote for Joe Biden in an election shadowed by a series of allegations of irregularities and election fraud.

In a tally read by Vice President Mike Pence, Biden garnered 306 electoral votes while President Donald Trump won 232. The joint session of Congress concluded following a tumultuous Wednesday afternoon.

Republican lawmakers succeeded in launching objections to electoral tallies from Arizona and Pennsylvania, forcing both houses of Congress to retreat to their respective chambers in order to debate the reasons for objecting to the votes. But both chambers ultimately voted to reject the challenge for both states.

For the Arizona votes, the Senate overwhelmingly voted 93-6 against challenging the votes, while the House voted 303-121. Similarly, for Pennsylvania, the Senate voted 92-7 against the objection, while the House voted 282-138.

The House debate for Pennsylvania did not end without drama. Some comments by Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) on the House floor, which were deemed provocative by some of his colleagues, led to a shouting match with a Republican lawmaker. The GOP lawmaker was eventually removed from the chamber for refusing to let Lamb continue. (More detail)

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