WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Congress confirmed President-elect Donald Trump's presidency by a tally of electoral votes Friday, finalised the election procedure despite unsuccessful challenges from Democrats.
Vice President Joe Biden presided the meeting and as confronted with multiple objections from Democratic House Representatives.
Jim McGovern of Massachussetts cited Russia's alleged hacking into Democratic National Committee as he challenged the legitimacy of the result.
Representatives from the states of Maryland, Washington, California, and Texas also raised objections.
"There is no debate, and if it's not signed by a senator the objection cannot be entertained," Biden said as he cut off a congresswoman by repeatedly brought down the gavel.
"It is over," Biden said, to cheers and laughter from Republicans in the hall,
Despite Biden's firm words, opposition to Trump's presidency linger on, as multiple organizations are rallying demonstrations on inauguration day to show their defiance.