Stars and Stripes stripes.com 07 Jan, 2021 05:15 am

Washington upended as pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

Washington upended as pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election
The nation's elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and don gas marks, while police futilely tried to barricade the building, one of the most jarring scenes ever to unfold in a seat of American political power. A woman was shot and killed inside the Capitol, and Washington's mayor instituted an evening curfew in an attempt to contain the violence.

Congress reconvened in the evening, lawmakers decrying the protests that defaced the Capitol and vowing to finish confirming the Electoral College vote for Biden’s election, even if it took all night.Tensions were already running high when lawmakers gathered early Wednesday afternoon for the constitutionally mandated counting of the Electoral College results, in which Biden defeated Trump, 306-232.Staff members grabbed boxes of Electoral College votes as the evacuation took place.Capitol on Wednesday, Jan.

Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.Capitol on Wednesday, Jan.

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