Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri have objected to the counting of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s electoral votes, triggering up to two hours of debate in the House and Senate.
Biden won Pennsylvania by just over 80,000 votes. Since the Nov. 3 election, Trump and his allies filed at least a half-dozen lawsuits challenging Bidenâ€™s win on various grounds, including that many or all of the stateâ€™s mail-in ballots were illegal.
Earlier, the House of Representatives voted to accept Arizona’sÂ slate of electoral votes,Â 303-121.
An objection in the Senate to Arizona’s Electoral College certificates was not sustained just after 8 p.m. local time Wednesday. The SenateÂ overwhelmingly voted 93-6 to reject the objection to Arizona’s Electoral College.
The Republicans raised the objection based on accusations from President Donald Trump and others of issues with the vote in Arizona, which were repeatedly dismissed in Arizonaâ€™s courts and by the stateâ€™s election officials.
CongressÂ resumed the joint sessionÂ to certify Joe Biden’s win Wednesday evening after Pro-Trump riotersÂ stormed the US CapitolÂ earlier today in an unprecedented breach of an American government institution.
The Associated Press contributed to this report