Vice President Pence declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of the presidential election at the end of a violent and deadly day at the Capitol. Pence also announced that Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) had won the vice presidency, after the Senate and House rejected Trump loyalists’ challenges to Biden’s win in Pennsylvania and Congress finally counted the electoral votes.

Shortly thereafter, President Trump — who had defiantly told supporters at a rally that he would “never concede” — said in a statement that “there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.”

Here’s what to know:

  • The statement, tweeted by the White House’s social media director as the president remained locked out of his own Twitter and Facebook accounts, stopped short of conceding or congratulating Biden.
  • Pro-Trump rioters forced their way through security barricades, breaking windows, climbing on rafters, ripping down U.S. flags and roaming the Senate chamber. By day’s end, four people would be dead: one from gunfire and three from medical emergencies officials have yet to explain.
  • “Violence never wins; freedom wins; and this is still the people’s house,” Pence said, in rare remarks from the Senate dais. The vice president had earlier rebuffed Trump’s demands to intervene in the count.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) described the attack as “a shameful assault … on our democracy. It was anointed at the highest level of government.”
  • Congressional Democrats and some Republicans accused President Trump of inciting a “coup.”
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