U.S. House rejects attempt to overturn Biden victory in Arizona

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during a reconvened joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College votes of the 2020 presidential election in the House chamber in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Drew Angerer/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday night joined the Senate in rejecting a move by allies of President Donald Trump to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona, a vote delayed by rioters earlier pushing their way into the U.S. Capitol.

The Democratic-led House voted 303-121 against the measure. A similar vote rejecting the objection to Arizona’s election results occurred earlier in the Republican-controlled Senate.

After gaveling the House vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the two chambers of Congress would resume their joint session to consider election results from other states.

Reporting by Ann Saphir and David Morgan; Editing by Doina Chiacu and Lincoln Feast.

source: reuters.com

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