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Highlights and analysis: Trump commits to 'orderly transition' after mob storms Capitol

Lawmakers were evacuated during the counting of Electoral College votes after supporters descended on the Capitol at Trump's urging.
Image: District of Columbia National Guard stand outside the Capitol, Wednesday night, Jan. 6, 2021, after a day of rioting protesters.
District of Columbia National Guard stand outside the Capitol on Wednesday night.John Minchillo / AP

President Donald Trump early on Thursday committed to "an orderly transition" of power soon after Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's election win, and following the storming of the Capitol by a mob of violent Trump supporters.

In a statement released by the White House, the president again made false claims about the outcome of the election. Twitter suspended Trump's account for 12 hours Wednesday after he continued to push conspiracy theories about the election after the chaos at the Capitol.

Overnight, Congress reconvened and counted the electoral votes Biden's victory. After some objections, the count of Biden's 306 votes to President Donald Trump's 232 was finished in proceedings that lasted until 3:40 a.m.

This live coverage has ended. Continue reading about the aftermath of the rioting at the Capitol.

Read the highlights:

-The woman shot in the Capitol amid violent breach of the complex has died.

-Biden condemns "insurrection."

-Jon Ossoff defeats David Perdue in Georgia, handing control of the Senate to Democrats, NBC News projects.

-Defying Trump, Pence says he won't overturn the 2020 election.

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After escalating attacks, Trump urges 'peaceful' protest

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Pro-Trump protesters breach Capitol, Pence whisked away

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Trump continues his attacks as protesters storm the Capitol

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Democratic lawmaker evacuates office as protesters storm Capitol grounds

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Cruz proposes Civil War-era solution, Klobuchar burns him for it

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McConnell’s calls for 'shared commitment to the truth' after not acknowledging Biden's win for weeks

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In strongest words yet, McConnell rejects effort by Trump, GOP to overturn the election

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'We will never concede': Protesters march to Capitol as Congress meets to count electoral votes

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Obama congratulates Warnock: Democrats 'should feel good today'

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Fact check: No evidence for claims Arizona's results were marred by fraud

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Photos: Trump supporters converge on Washington to protest election

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Police evacuate area near Capitol as pro-Trump protesters storm barricades

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GOP registers first objection after joint session of Congress gets underway


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Defying Trump, Pence says he won't overturn the 2020 election

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Sens. Tillis, Young to oppose GOP colleagues' electoral vote count objections

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Trump supporters mass on the National Mall in protest of electoral count

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Manchin: 'I’m the most bipartisan member of Congress'

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Photo: Proud Boys march at Capitol

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Schumer says $2,000 stimulus checks will be top priority

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Sen. James Lankford says he plans to object to at least Arizona's electoral vote count

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Trump supporters rally against electoral count with 'Joseph Stalin' sign

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Romney reacts to Georgia: Telling people the election is rigged 'not a great way to turn out your voters'

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Biden congratulates Georgia Democrats, pushes for unity

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Celine Dion's 'Titanic' love theme on the soundtrack at pro-Trump protest

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Senior Ga. elections official predicts Ossoff's lead will grow

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AOC outlines what to push for next

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How the Biden team is framing Georgia result — and the road ahead

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Pelosi declares victory in both Ga. Senate races, pushes for Voting Rights Act


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Hillary Clinton on Mitch McConnell's predicted status change

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Mayor Bowser says D.C. has a chance of becoming a state if Ossoff wins

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Senator-elect Raphael Warnock celebrates projected win

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Biden to deliver speech on small businesses affected by Covid


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Harris will be on Hill for Electoral College count

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Schumer declares victory in Georgia, calls himself Senate majority leader

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Ossoff now leads Perdue in Senate race, NBC News projects

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'Do it Mike': Trump encourages Pence to overturn election — which he can't do

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Ossoff declares victory in Senate race that's still too close to call

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Warnock celebrates Senate victory: Georgia voters 'heard a very clear contrast'

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Loeffler's projected defeat in Georgia Senate election highlights failed Republican strategy

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DC Police make several arrests ahead of major pro-Trump election protest

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Trump to address D.C. rally where as many as 30,000 people are expected


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Fact check: No, Pence can't overturn the election results

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Trump leans harder on Pence to flip election results, though he lacks that power

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Congress is set to count the Trump-Biden Electoral College votes. Here's the lowdown.

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Trump allies hope Wednesday's drama will be his last stand — but no one knows what's next

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Fact check: Trump falsely suggests improper 'voter dump' as count continues in Georgia

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Warnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia, keeping alive Democrats' hopes of taking Senate, NBC News projects