The latest updates from DC and across the US (6-7 JAN 2021):
Kansas, Utah, Texas and Georgia State Capitols were all evacuated. Salem experienced increasing intensity (Oregon). Protestors gathered outside LA City Hall (California). In Olympia, WA protestors broke through the gates of the Governor’s mansion. The woman shot in the Capitol died, Ashley Babbit – she was shot while climbing through the window to the House Chamber. At least 2 explosive devices were found in vicinity of the Capitol in DC (confirmed at RNC and DNC – actual devices, not hoaxes). Additional reports of shots fired in the surrounding areas. We recommend that you DO NOT participate in events such as what occurred in DC and multiple capitols across the US on 6 January.
Congress was temporarily suspended but resumed the Electoral College session at 9pm EST, 6 JAN 2021.
UPDATE: House Debate regarding Arizona Electoral votes is complete – 121 Yeas to the objection and 303 Nos (7 not voting). Senate Debate is complete – 6 yeas to the objection to the electoral ballot certification with regard to state of Arizona, 93 Nays. The objection is not sustained. Senate Yeas were Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), and Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS).
Congress reconvened in a joint session. The rejection from Arizona was overturned. The joint session resumed and completed validation of the states from Alabama through Oregon. Objections require 1 representative and 1 senator in writing in order for objections to be entertained. 75 representatives objected to Georgia but did not have their objection signed by a Senator. 71 representatives objected to Michigan but did not have their objection signed by a Senator. 56 representatives objected to Nevada but did not have their objection signed by a Senator. 81 members representatives objected to Pennsylvania and DID have their objection signed by a Senator. The joint session was suspended and each group is met separately in the House and Senate chambers to debate for and then vote, regarding Pennsylvania. The House rejected the objection (totals unavailable). The Senate debate completed with 7 yeas to the objection to the electoral ballot certification with regard to state of Pennsylvania, 92 Nays. The yeas were Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY),
Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS), Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), and Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL).
There were no further objections to any of the states electoral college votes. U.S. Congress certifies 2020 presidential election, with President-elect Joe Biden receiving 306 electoral votes and Pres. Trump receiving 232 electoral votes. VP Pence confirmed the election at approx 3:30am EST.