WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) – Vice President Mike Pence announced around 2:40 a.m. CST Thursday that President-elect Joe Biden had won the presidency after Congress completed the counting of the Electoral College votes.

Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Vice President Mike Pence announced just after 2:40 a.m. CST Thursday that President-elect Joe Biden had won the presidency after Congress completed the counting of the Electoral College votes. (credit: J. Scott Applewhite – Pool/Getty Images)

What was largely seen as a perfunctory last step before Mr. Biden’s inauguration had turned into a day of chaos after an angry mob of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to halt the process.

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