Trump promises ‘orderly transition’ but continues election lies as Biden certified US president – live

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In all the furore surrounding the invasion of the Capitol yesterday by a pro-Trump mob, it shouldn’t be lost that Rev. Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff were elected to the Senate, giving the Democrats control and transforming how the first two years of a Biden presidency will look. Kenya Evelyn reports for us on how Black voters lifted the Georgia Democrats to those Senate runoff victories.

Black voters showed up in record numbers for Georgia’s Senate runoff election on Tuesday, handing the Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff decisive victories against the Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, respectively.

Related: How Black voters lifted Georgia Democrats to Senate runoff victories

Donald Trump doesn’t have any events on his public schedule today – although we are led to believe he will be giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to golfers Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player and Olympian Babe Zaharias.

Joe Biden definitely does have plans. He has announced Merrick Garland as his pick for attorney general, and will introduce him to the US public at an event in Wilmington, Delaware today.

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