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LIVE ABC News Coverage: Congress expected to resume Electoral College certification

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Jan 06, 2021

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congress is expected to resume its Electoral College certification after chaos erupted in the Capitol.

Congress was meeting in a joint session on Wednesday in a Constitutionally-mandated process to tally the Electoral College votes and formally select president-elect Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election until supporters of President Trump broke through barricades surrounding the Capitol building, forcing a lockdown and evacuation of lawmakers.

Watch continuing live ABC News coverage of today's chaos below:

While President Donald Trump and his allies are viewing the session as a last-ditch, Hail Mary chance to overturn the results of the election, most legal experts agree that there’s no chance that will happen.

Officially, Wednesday’s session is held to formally count the Electoral College votes that were submitted by every state on Dec. 14.

READ MORE: What will happen in Congress on Wednesday, and why it won't affect the outcome of the election