Biden and Harris are set to be sworn into office as president and vice president in 13 days. The certification is largely a ceremonial formality, and though some GOP senators planned (and did) vote against the certification, it did not have a chance of overturning Biden’s win.
Congressional Medals of Honor to the floor staff who ran in to save the boxes of electoral college ballots IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ARMED COUP
The women (of course!) who were smart enough and brave enough to save the electoral votes during the Trump-inspired domestic terror attack on the U.S. Capitol:
According to the United States Senate website, pages are appointed and sponsored by senators, and must be high school juniors of at least 16 years of age who attend school. According to Business Insider, some of the aides who assisted in transporting the boxes were part of Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough’s staff, though the specific members have not been identified.
While there were also digital copies of the states’ electoral vote counts, the destruction of the hard copies would likely have delayed the certification of Biden’s win.
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