OREANDA-NEWS. According to RIA Novosti, Congress approved the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States against the backdrop of riots in the Capitol and a curfew in Washington. These results are evidenced by the published results of the discussion.

Joe Biden received over 270 Congressional electoral votes.

The discussion is taking place against the backdrop of unprecedented riots in Washington, during which supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. A woman died from a gunshot wound, and three more people died in the riots from causes not related to violence.

The approval of the electoral votes in Congress finally closes the constitutional scope for any subsequent challenge of the presidential election results.

According to Aleksey Fenenko, associate professor of the Department of International Security at the Faculty of World Politics at Moscow State University, the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden may be hindered by the introduction of a state of emergency in the country, a protest in a number of states, as well as the capture of the Capitol for a long time.

In general, according to the expert, events in the United States in the long term - the next 5-10 years - will develop according to a bad scenario, since now there is "a deep division of the nation, and Biden is not taking any measures to overcome it."