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US House of Representatives rejects second objection to presidential election results

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    Published: 2021-01-07 14:17:42 BdST

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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks as the House of Representatives reconvenes to continue the process of certifying the 2020 Electoral College results, after rioters supporting President Donald Trump breached the US Capitol in Washington, US, Jan 6, 2021. REUTERS

A majority of the US House of Representatives on Thursday morning voted down a move by allies of President Donald Trump to reject Pennsylvania's electoral votes for Democrat Joe Biden, a last-ditch attempt to either negate Biden's win or delay its certification.

The House rejection of the measure came a couple of hours after the Senate also voted it down.

Once voting is completed in the House, the two chambers of Congress are expected to resume their joint session to consider election results from other states.