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Donald Trump pledges ‘orderly’ transfer of power after mass riots in the Capitol

Donald Trump has pledged there will be an “orderly transition” of power to Joe Biden, moments after the US Congress formally validated November’s election result.

The House and Senate certified Biden’s electoral win in the early hours of the morning in a ceremony that was delayed by unprecedented political terror in Washington DC.

Vice President Mike Pence formally certified Biden’s win by 306-232 Electoral College votes, hours after pro-Trump rioters spent hours running rampant through the Capitol building.

A statement from Trump tweeted by his social media director Dan Scavino almost immediately afterwards committed to a transition to power, although the president continued to repeat suggestions that the election result was fraudulent.

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