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Updated on January 7 at 9:23 a.m. MST:
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On Wednesday, January 6, thousands of people rallied in downtown Washington, D.C., as Congress paused the Electoral College debate.

Below are the latest developments:

  • Voting resumed and it has been declared that President-elect Joe Biden has been confirmed to have won the 2020 Presidential Election.
  • President Donald Trump, through White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino's social media accounts, wrote a statement:


  • D.C. Mayor declares a public emergency for 15 days.
  • Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has also issued a state of emergency.
  • Woman shot in the Capitol has died, reports say. She has been identified as Ashli Babbit, a 14-year veteran.
  • The U.S. Capitol building is now secure:
  • It's been reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants senators to return to the chambers tonight to finish counting votes.
  • Video surfaces of those protesting disrupting media personnel
  • In addition to D.C. National Guard, Virginia and Maryland state troopers and guardsmen will assist at the Capitol building.
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deploys the Federal Protective Service and Secret Service to assist Capitol Police, said DHS spokesman Alexei Woltornist.
  • President-elect Joe Biden holds news conference:
  • President Donald Trump sends out a series of tweets:
  • Apparent gunshot victim is being rushed out of the building and to an ambulance. Warning: graphic footage:

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  • Reports indicate that 1,100 D.C. National guardsmen are to be activated.
  • Recent reports indicate that tear gas had been deployed in the Senate chamber:
  •  Congress has been evacuated from the chamber:
  • A person was shot inside the U.S. Capitol building.
  • Bomb threats cause building evacuations:

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