Headline RoundupJanuary 6th, 2021

Congress Meets to Confirm Electoral College Results

Summary from the AllSides News Team

As Congress meets to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election, a group of Republicans in Congress plans to object to certain states’ Electoral College votes. Political analysts from across the spectrum say the objections are highly unlikely to alter the election result, and high-ranking Republicans have voiced opposition to the move. Additionally, thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of decisive election fraud have gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Save America Rally, leading to some clashes with police Tuesday night. Trump spoke at the rally on Wednesday, saying, “Our country has had enough and we will not take it anymore...We will stop the steal.” Outlets on all sides provided live coverage, analysis and opinion on the much-anticipated congressional confirmation. Left-rated outlets were more likely to highlight voices opposing Republicans’ election challenges. Right-rated outlets featured some pro-objection voices and generally kept their editorial focus primarily on Tuesday's runoff elections in Georgia, with some exceptions.

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