CHICAGO – In 2016, it took 36 minutes for Joe Biden to certify electoral voters for Donald Trump. For Joe Biden, it’s taking over a day after Seditious attacks suspended voter certification, scheduled for 1 pm Wednesday.
Officials in D.C. announced last night 52 people were arrested during the attack on the Capitol Building. The fallout from the attacks left four dead, including three medical-related emergencies and a San Diego woman who flew to the event was shot and killed inside the Capitol. The woman was reportedly shot after trying to break through a barricaded door in the Capitol where police were armed on the other side.
Although late last night we learned the attacks could have been much more devastating: Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley tweeted out quick-thinking staff that grabbed electoral ballots from the floor of the Senate to prevent them from being burned by the Pro-Trump domestic terrorists.
Electoral college ballots rescued from the Senate floor. If our capable floor staff hadn’t grabbed them, they would have been burned by the mob. pic.twitter.com/2JCauUIlvg— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) January 6, 2021
Voter certification restarted by 8pm ET, going into the early morning hours Thursday.
As a result of the attack, multiple White House officials resigned from their posts with just 12 days to go until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, including Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews, First Lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham, White House social secretary Rickie Niceta, and deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger.
Since chaos has since to spread to other cities across America, gathering near State buildings in Georgia, Kansas, California, and Utah.
In response to the attack, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has extended the cities public emergency through Inauguration Day.