Dangerous Clash on Capitol Hill Unfolds as Lawmakers Attempt to Count Electoral College Votes

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Protesters swarmed the Capitol and breached the halls of Congress, prompting the building to go into lockdown as thousands of Trump supporters surrounded the buildings, forcing their way in.

The massive demonstrations interrupted important business: a typically mundane procedural process to formally count the Electoral College Votes. It was hijacked by President Trump’s allies, both inside and outside of the capitol.

 “Americans instinctively know there was something wrong with this election,” said Ohio Representative Jim Jordan.

 Proceeding over the joint session was Vice President Mike Pence. But President Trump said, “If Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election.”

 But the Vice President is powerless to overturn the Electoral College results, in which Joe Biden won 306 electoral votes to President Trump’s 232 votes.

 “We will never give up, we will never concede,” Trump said.

 Multiple Republicans promise to spend the day challenging the votes in several states.

 “We are gathered at a time when democracy is in crisis,” said Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

 But a larger bipartisan group is dismissing the objections.

 “If this election were overturned by mere allegations from the losing side, our democracy would enter a death spiral,” said Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.

 It’s unclear how the chaos on Capitol Hill will be resolved, and whether officials can regain control on the ground.

 What is clear in the end is that Biden will be certified as the 46th President of the United States.