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Congress certifies Trump's Electoral College victory

Friday, January 06, 2017 - 01:47

Republican Donald Trump won 304 electoral votes compared to 227 garnered by Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton, according to the tally announced by Vice President Joe Biden. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The U.S. Congress on Friday (January 6) certified the Electoral College vote that gave Republican Donald Trump the victory in the 2016 presidential election. Trump won 304 electoral votes compared to 227 garnered by Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton, according to the tally announced by Vice President Joe Biden. The electoral votes were opened before a joint session of Congress in what is considered a formality for most presidential elections. The election has been shadowed by concerns over Russian attempts to influence the result in Trump's favor. Trump, who has repeatedly downplayed possible Russian interference, was due to receive a U.S. intelligence report on the situation later on Friday. He told the New York Times on Friday that the focus on the issue was a "political witch hunt."

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Congress certifies Trump's Electoral College victory

Friday, January 06, 2017 - 01:47