US lawmakers are set to meet today to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election amid protests from Trump supporters.

Written by on January 6, 2021

US lawmakers are set to meet today to confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election amid protests from Trump supporters.

A joint session of Congress will count and confirm electoral college votes.

Some Republicans have pledged to support President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the result by formally objecting at the session, in a bid that is almost certain to fail.

Supporters of Mr Trump have begun gathering in Washington DC to rally against the certification of his defeat, and counter-protests are expected.

In a tweet yesterday, Mr Trump announced that he would be speaking at the “SAVE AMERICA RALLY” today and has refused to concede the  November 3 election, repeatedly alleging fraud without providing any evidence.

Mr Biden, a Democrat, is due to be inaugurated as president on January 20.

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