WASHINGTON, 6 Jan — RIA Novosti, Alexei Bogdanovsky. The US Congress is a meeting of both houses on Friday formally approved the results of the presidential elections, which were won by Donald trump. The vote came against the backdrop of protests in the hall.
Presiding in the Senate, Vice President Joe Biden summed up the results of voting of the electors, who submitted their votes in accordance with the electoral mandate of December 19.
During the roll call States repeatedly sounded the protests against the election results on the basis of “Russian intervention” and “suppression of votes”, but the President rejected these protests.
So, Congressman from Massachusetts Jim McGovern said that the demands to cancel elections in Alabama. “I object to the assertion in the state of Alabama on the grounds that the electoral votes had not been filed in certain circumstances and in a regular manner, especially in view of the proven illegal actions of Russia,” said McGovern. Biden responded by saying that all protests must be lodged according to law and contain the signature of a Senator from this state, otherwise they cannot be taken into consideration.
“People are terrified because of the Russian intervention,” said another speaker, a representative of California, who demanded to cancel the results of voting of the electors in Wisconsin and South Carolina. “The objections cannot be reviewed!” replied Biden, banging on the podium. Then he switched off the speakers microphone.
The protesters also highlighted the “large-scale suppression of votes,” referring to the laws on registration of voters, which, according to the Democrats, prevent the expression of racial-ethnic minorities and the poor.
During the announcement of the final results at least two protesters in the audience began to shout slogans and were forcibly removed by bailiffs of Congress. Biden again called on Congress to order.
Trump scored 304 electoral votes against 227 votes away from Clinton, though lost to Clinton in the popular vote by almost 3 million votes. The inauguration of the trump will take place on 20 January.